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Ethical quandary: Why do we make sports predictions and what are they supposed to prove anyway?

SB50 predictionPrediction accountability is important. I’m borrowing a phrase here from Eric Single, my coworker at SI. For him it’s sort of like a catchphrase, as a quick Twitter search shows. Although I think he’s half-kidding.

Predictions are a staple in sports media. They’re in newspapers, magazines, websites, pre-game shows, podcasts and everywhere else. Whether you’re a reporter, analyst, writer, commentator, studio host or fan on Twitter, you make predictions. Read the whole post

Reintroducing the PHLNYPR

PHLNYPR 2015

It’s a big day for my little passion project—the PHLNYPR finally has a home.

The PHLNYPR, many of you probably don’t know, is a… thing… I’ve been doing on Twitter since September 2012. It stands for Philly/New York Power Rankings.

On the first day of every month, I rank all 12 pro sports teams from Philly and New York in the four major sports leagues. Read the whole post