Re: Week 16 Power Ratings
posted at 12/20/2009 9:49 PM EST
Wait, you make b*llsh*t numbers that had Miami ranked #3 as recently as a couple weeks ago and you want to be condescending to us???!!! Get out! I would have thought that you would have adjusted your system somehow, but to stick to it and not accept criticism for it despite its OBVIOUS flaws is absurd.
At some point, you have to realize that the Colts are winning the quarter that matters the most, by enough points, to be 14-0.
That your system has them ranked 4th means that you've predicted nothing. If they lose next week, they'll still be the best team in the league and you'll have still been wrong 14 out of 15 times. No weakness was revealed by your system, just like no weakness was proven in the Saints by losing to a Cowboys team that you had ranked 4 spots below them.
I know this for sure: you've been wrong 5 out of 14 times this year. By your Enron-level book-cooking, the Patriots should at least be 12-2. A team with five losses should not be the top-ranked team in any system for any reason.
Did you include the following Patriot weaknesses in your numbers?
-> red zone offense
-> red zone defense
-> 3rd down defense
And do your numbers break down each quarter individually? Because breaking the composite down by quarter would reveal the Patriots' inability to perform in the second half and reveal a discrepancy between narrow-moderate first half advantages and extreme second half disadvantages that only get worse in the fourth quarter. It would show a Colts team that trails moderately for three quarters and destroys teams in the fourth quarter, which would also reveal a large part of why they're 14-0.
I'm not one to flip out on people here regularly (only once every once in a while, ticking time bomb style), but after 5 or 6 weeks of seeing the Pats ranked far higher than they really ought to be and then seeing you call us utes for happening to wonder how a 9-5 team ranks #1, I can't help but ask the hard questions.
THE GAME IS FOUR QUARTERS. THAT'S WHY ON REAL FOOTBALL TEAMS LIKE THE OLD ROCHESTER BULLDOGS, THE BISHOP STANG SPARTANS, AND THE IONA COLLEGE GAELS THAT I PLAYD FOR, WE PUT FOUR FINGERS IN THE AIR AT THE START OF THE FOURTH QUARTER. BECAUSE IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT QUARTER IN THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!