“Luck” and Predicting The NFL Season

August 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Time and again the NFL has proved to be the most confusing sport to predict. In the NFL, good players do not necessarily equal good teams or championships, whereas in most other sports, it is reasonably easy to tell which teams are going to be competitive late into their respective seasons. 

Nobody was surprised that the Celtics and Lakers met in the NBA Finals last June. Nor was it generally too surprising to see the Chicago Blackhawks lifting the Stanley Cup either. They had one of the better teams all year. Yes, it was a little odd that Tampa Bay played in the World Series back in '08, but not when you consider that they were leading the AL East for nearly all of the season. 

Baseball, with the large differential between the teams that have and the teams that have not, makes it simple to eliminate about fifteen of th...

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