Radical Reason

"Nil sine ratione."

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Further proof that Dr. Z from SI is an idiot. Here's a link to his sleepers to make the All-Pro team.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0611/gallery.nfl.sleepers/content.27.html

I have a few thoughts/questions for Dr. Z...

1. How can Marques Colston be a sleeper when he's the most talked about offensive rookie and is in the top 5 in WR TD's?
2. Since when is Lance Briggs a sleeper, Dr. Z? I'm pretty sure he made the Pro Bowl last year, pal.
3. When you are 1-2 in the league in receiving yards halfway through the season (Andre Johnson and Reggie Wayne), I'm pretty sure you're no longer a "sleeper".
4. When was the last time a WR made the All-Pro team with one receiving touchdown over the course of the first half of the season? Will Wes Welker be the first, Dr. Z (400 yards, 1 TD)?
5. In case you didn't notice Dr. Z, Tommie Harris has been non-existant since week 4 against the Seahawks.
6. You say this about Elvis Dumervil, Dr. Z: "The 5-foot-11, 250-pound Dumervil, who's been called too short forever -- is leading Denver in sacks." That's great to hear, but let me fill you in on a little secret. There's another rookie DE in the NFL, Mark Anderson, who is in the top 5 IN THE NFL in sacks. Last time I checked, you don't make the All-Pro team for "being called too short forever". I won't even bother to compare Anderson to Mathias Kiwanuka, your other DE selection. Contrary to your knowledge, the NFL runs deeper than the first day of the draft.
7. I won't touch Julian Peterson. I can't reach that high on the overrated chart.
8. Explain to me how a 1-7 team has 3 players make your list on the defensive side of the ball.


Give your job to a real fan, Dr. Z, because you, my friend, suck dong.

4 Comments:

  • At 4:11 PM, Blogger Son of Brasky said…

    Quite obvious that Dr. Z just mailed this one in. Part of the problem with the major media outlets and their websites is that they continue to use the same old journalists like Dr. Z and Peter King, and countless morons from ESPN for daily web commentary. Basically, what they are doing is asking an old-school journalist to write 3-4 columns per week if not every day for their website so that they are able to generate consistent site traffic. Problem is that these old timers aren't conditioned to spit out coherent 'journalism' like this every single day. Because of this, you wind up with Peter King using half of his Monday Morning column to talk about Starbucks and small airplane seats. With the print publication, all Dr. Z and Peter King had to do was write a weekly column, and most times they didn't even write full articles every week. They just put together a few blurbs about Peyton Manning and Brett Favre, or like Dr. Z, pick the winners from a few easy games each week. I am convinced that these guys have some of the most cake jobs in America. I think what made Bill Simmons so popular is that he was able to put out decent work a few times a week and keep the interest of sports fans who want sports commentary more than once a week. The publication I work for runs into basically the same problem with their print and online editions. As you can see, I think these old media fossils are blowing huge opportunities online. Then again, people like AOL are hiring dirt bags from blogpost to do full time blogs. The American media never ceases to amaze me. For all the bitching we do about cronyism in politics, the supposed 'voice of the people' is pretty bad itself.

    Ok, I'm done.

     
  • At 4:11 PM, Blogger Son of Brasky said…

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  • At 4:37 PM, Blogger Radical Reason said…

    I agree with your general points, but I think that sleeper needs to be taken broadly here.

    First, Marques Colston came out of nowhere to have this monster first half (because he's on my fantasy team, I certainly hope he keeps it up). And I think that he'll have a tough time at the end of the season beating out the big names even if he keeps up his pace.

    Briggs did make the Pro Bowl, but he generally would not be in the conversation about top linebackers, simply because Urlacher takes all the attention. The same could be true for Reggie Wayne, even though you're right about his stats. Marvin Harrison is the guy on Indy, even if Wayne is tearing it up.

    Wes Welker is a joke. YOu're absolutely right.

    Harris risks getting the over-rated tag pretty darn soon. The Bears defense needs to buck up, starting with #91.

    The Anderson point is a good one, particularly vis-a-vis Kiwanuka. I don't know anything about Dumervil, other than the fact that his name is unfortunate.

    And you're absolutely right about favoring bad teams. The Cardinals are not a good football team. That always kills me about these all-pro ratings - they ignore the record when picking studs, preferring names and garbage like that as opposed to contributions to the team's record.

     
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