Sunday, August 28, 2011

Paralysis by Analysis, and other crippling media diseases

One of my Twitter adversaries (it doesn't take much to become an adversary on Twitter, just 15 characters of snark) trotted out a media meme that drives me crazy. "Oregon is 0-3 in big games," he said. "They need to turn that around, or become defined as a team that can't win a big game."

The problem with this kind of half-witted self-congratulatory stat-slinging is, which are the big games? My Twitter gnat was referring to Boise State, Ohio State and Auburn, three of the four times Oregon has lost in the last two years. So apparently a big game is any game Oregon loses, which hasn't happened often under Chip Kelly.

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