“Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right.” ― Ricky Gervais.
What if someone from a school of business or management school were to ask, How did you do this? How did you get the Pacers turned around? Is there a general approach you've taken that can be summarized?
Larry Bird: Yeah, patience.
2a) In those other games, Peyton and Brady show that they are among the elite quarterbacks of all time.
2b) Eli on the other hand shows that he's wildly erratic, with a few very good seasons, with a lot of so-so seasons, and with an number of absolutely horrid seasons in which he throws INTs at an alarming rate and gives him team no chance to win, like the season he is having now. Crazily he even has some overall so-so seasons where he gets extremely hot at the end and his team squeaks into the playoffs in the last few weeks as a low seed and crazily he carries that hot streak throughout the playoffs.
3) When two but not three of the quarterbacks in question have passed the smell test as to their total body of work, it is quite reasonable to consider their head-to-head results, particularly when they have had comparable overall success (one leading his team to the most number of regular season wins in a decade in NFL history, the other leading his team to the most number of total wins in a decade in NFL history, with both on target to be in the top 3 of so of just about every career QB stat imaginable).
It's not really that hard. Head-to-head is a consideration in cases where the total body of work is a close call. Eli vs. Peyton or Eli vs. Brady is not a close call, at all.
Philip Rivers vs. Peyton is not a close call at all either, and I'd guess (without looking it up) that PR has the head-to-head advantage, or that it's nearly even. Yet they are not, IMO, having similar careers.
Last edited by Slick Pinkham; 10-24-2013 at 01:40 PM.
I wasn't intending to spur any kind of Tom Brady/Peyton Manning debate. Lord knows we have had enough of those and on the whole it's silly. It's like rank ordering the Mona Lisa vs. The Last Supper as art works. Hardly matters, really.
It just seems so obvious that both are a far piece removed from little brother. Saying that doesn't mean that Eli sucks, though. He's your Andy Warhol soup can instead of da Vinci's Mona Lisa or The Last Supper. I'd like to have an original of an Andy Warhol soup can, wouldn't you? Well, unless it mean taking down your Mona Lisa or Last Supper.
Last edited by Slick Pinkham; 10-24-2013 at 01:53 PM.
unreal...now im rebutting opinions i agree with??? makes sense...again...its called a contribution of fact...if there was any shape or form of an opinion tied to it then you could say so...but there very clearly wasnt....the only bs is that which seems to be spewing from your keyboard
I guess Reggie saw this thread; he picked the Pacers to come out of the East this year on tonight's TNT broadcast.
Read it and weep:
When George Hill is above 15% usage we won 73.5% of games. Below 15% usage we won 61.9%