admiral

I don't know what to say to people, like the honchos at the Indianapolis Star, who from year to year fail to understand that Peyton Manning cannot win the big win.

Nor, might I add, can he ever beat Steve Spurrier. He can't beat Spurrier when he's playing against him in college, in the NFL, or even on the sidelines (as he was when UT played the real USC this year).

I hope this is a learning experience.

econopete

If they didn't learn the previous years, what makes you think they'll learn this year?

rohitkapoor

I never thought I would write something like this on this blog, but this thought has been irking me for a couple of months now. There is a rise in the type of articles that, I feel, do not jive with the freakonomics theme that this blog had started out with. I don't know, I might be siding with a minority viewpoint here but just wanted to express it.

earldeluxe

rohitkapoor - I agree with you. I was wondering the same thing. How is cancelling a Super Bowl party relevant to Freakonomics? Sure, there's an expected outcome based different probabilities. But, it must have been pretty obvious to everyone at the Star that the Colts could, once again, come up short.

EconGod

So, to recap: you're reading a blog for free and without subjection to advertisements (aside from the expected Freakonomics promotions), and you're complaining? ...just checking.

admiral

I don't know what to say to people, like the honchos at the Indianapolis Star, who from year to year fail to understand that Peyton Manning cannot win the big win.

Nor, might I add, can he ever beat Steve Spurrier. He can't beat Spurrier when he's playing against him in college, in the NFL, or even on the sidelines (as he was when UT played the real USC this year).

I hope this is a learning experience.

econopete

If they didn't learn the previous years, what makes you think they'll learn this year?

rohitkapoor

I never thought I would write something like this on this blog, but this thought has been irking me for a couple of months now. There is a rise in the type of articles that, I feel, do not jive with the freakonomics theme that this blog had started out with. I don't know, I might be siding with a minority viewpoint here but just wanted to express it.

earldeluxe

rohitkapoor - I agree with you. I was wondering the same thing. How is cancelling a Super Bowl party relevant to Freakonomics? Sure, there's an expected outcome based different probabilities. But, it must have been pretty obvious to everyone at the Star that the Colts could, once again, come up short.

EconGod

So, to recap: you're reading a blog for free and without subjection to advertisements (aside from the expected Freakonomics promotions), and you're complaining? ...just checking.