Saturday, November 05, 2005

"Like A Good Lap Dance, It's Unavailable In Seattle"

The stats gurus at Football Outsiders, drunk on the success of their various metrics, have moved on to the intangibles. Gambling will never be the same again.

For some reason, NFL coverage is rarely funny. This in contrast to the NBA, which occasionally seems to be an enormous joke that the players are all in on. (Fifteen million dollars for Brian Scalabrine, "Tremendous Upside Potential", the ontological fact of Ron Artest, etc, etc.) For a sport that is inherently ridiculous in many ways, this is a shame.