In response to RockScully's comment:
Well, they are. Playing contrarian, regardless of how dumb you can look, still gets them ratings as compared to when there is no contrarian.
Jouranlism has changed to the point they need a new term for it, because it ain't Journalism.
It should be called Sensationalism and it shouldn't be praised.
Wait. So the Glove writers pick the Ravens and you're not okay with it. The Baltimore writers pick the Pats and you're not okay with it.
Unless they always pick the hometown team, then they're just seeking attention. Globe should just predict the Pats as winners in their next 100 games. Baltimore sun should pick the Ravens, otherwise they're just seeking attention.