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Via Tom Brady and Deflategate, a look at why pundits shouldn't make predictions

Via Tom Brady and Deflategate, a look at why pundits shouldn't make predictions

Predictions are the mother's milk of sportswriting--heck, they're the mother's milk of all punditry. Perhaps it's unfair to pick on one spectacularly wrong prediction among so many, but it's hard to resist the unbelievably bad call made just over a month ago by ESPN's "legal analyst" Lester Munson about New England Patriot QB Tom Brady's Deflategate appeal. (H/T to Scott Lemieux.) With absolute cocksureness, Munson predicted on July 28 that Brady's appeal of the four-game suspension laid on him by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was doomed, dead, defunct: "Question: Will Brady succeed in court and stop the NFL from...

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