Sunday, June 15, 2008

Looking back at ESPN expert pics for Celtics Lakers series

The Celtics are on the verge of claiming their 17th championship. I've been around for five of them, I really only remember two of them though (early 80s). So it's been a long drought since then and it makes me smile when I look back at "expert" picks before this series started.

All but one of the ESPN "experts" picked the Lakers. Goes to show you that no one is really an expert at sports. Yea, maybe these folks have a little more inside knowledge about the players and the game, but at the end of the day, the players still have to PLAY the game. What we see on TV is what they see in person. That's what we judge our opinions on.

People who know me will tell you that I've said Celtics in 6. I've predicted each outcome of the series (not the huge come back win, but a win nonetheless in game 4).

Maybe ESPN should hire me.


Charlie Kondek said...

You're just the man, Don!

But I gotta tell you, you touch on something that's near and dear to my heart - my growing contempt for sports journalists, especially those who assume too much. Honestly, I just feel that these guys have not got a clue about what an athlete or team of athletes is really going through and what will determine the outcome of the conflict.

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