Sports writing, statistically full of shit?

Sports writing has been ranked the No.1 “statistically full-of-shit profession” by Cracked magazine. In other words, the so-called “expertise” of sports writers amounts to little more than a shot in the goddamn dark.

And they have the numbers to back their claim.

“An actual study on sportswriters’ ability to predict college and national football league games discovered their success rate to be 0.476, which you may notice is slightly worse than a coin….

“Even Accuscore, a service that charges for its sports predictions based on complex computer algorithms that crunch stats and predict trends, only claims about 53 to 54 percent accuracy, which is still enough to make its customers money.”

Read the full article: Statistically full of shit professions

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