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    Pete Prisco Is a Joke

    Sorry i have to get this off my chest but Pete Prisco has to be the worst sports journalist of all time. He is so determined that everything he has ever said is the absolute truth and seems determined to prove that to be the case even when he is clearly wrong. If you don't believe me read his latest article regarding the nfl power rankings. I simply do not understand why he has a job with CBS, it baffles me. To me there are three key flaws in this article alone:

    A.) his belief that two games somehow solidify jay cutler as the greatest qb ever. honestly, yes the guy is unbelievably talented but there's a reason why he's never been a winner (yes it's called intangibles, such as leadership)

    B.) can he honestly believe that the:
    Bus are the 13th,
    Jets are the 14th,
    Giants are the 15th best teams in the league? did he watch the jets or giants play on sunday. they aren't even close to on the same level let alone the bucs. come on

    C.) honestly explain to me what qualifies the chiefs, jaguars, buccaneers, and CARDINALS???, as being better teams that the Vikings. obviously his ranking the dolphins and saints #5 and #1 respectively do nothing to back up that belief since the vikings played with and had a good chance of beating those teams. it makes no sense

    Sorry, long rant over


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    Re: Pete Prisco Is a Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by hiwhatis View Post
    Sorry i have to get this off my chest but Pete Prisco has to be the worst sports journalist of all time. He is so determined that everything he has ever said is the absolute truth and seems determined to prove that to be the case even when he is clearly wrong. If you don't believe me read his latest article regarding the nfl power rankings. I simply do not understand why he has a job with CBS, it baffles me. To me there are three key flaws in this article alone:

    A.) his belief that two games somehow solidify jay cutler as the greatest qb ever. honestly, yes the guy is unbelievably talented but there's a reason why he's never been a winner (yes it's called intangibles, such as leadership)

    B.) can he honestly believe that the:
    Bus are the 13th,
    Jets are the 14th,
    Giants are the 15th best teams in the league? did he watch the jets or giants play on sunday. they aren't even close to on the same level let alone the bucs. come on

    C.) honestly explain to me what qualifies the chiefs, jaguars, buccaneers, and CARDINALS???, as being better teams that the Vikings. obviously his ranking the dolphins and saints #5 and #1 respectively do nothing to back up that belief since the vikings played with and had a good chance of beating those teams. it makes no sense

    Sorry, long rant over
    The chiefs and Buccaneers have no losses, the cardinals and jaguars have a win....while the vikings have 0 wins....im guessing thats how....in the NFL, a win against the browns counts the same as a win against the saints....



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    Re: Pete Prisco Is a Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by bostrem00 View Post
    The chiefs and Buccaneers have no losses, the cardinals and jaguars have a win....while the vikings have 0 wins....im guessing thats how....in the NFL, a win against the browns counts the same as a win against the saints....
    yes obviously a win is a win and a loss is a loss but this is power rankings not standings where you can actually factor in how good a team is based on other factors(which could possibly include teams that you play against). so in this case i'd disagree to the extent that a close loss to the saints is worth more than a win against the browns. just imo

    to further my point he has the 49ers at 28th in the league right now (and behind the raiders among a host of other not very good teams). if you watched mnf last night you can not believe that.


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    "Opinions are like *** holes - everyone's got one, and they usually stink like ****."

    Keep that in mind when reading a d-bag's opinion piece (which is what Power Rankings are - one writer's opinion) and you'll find yourself a lot less agitated.


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    Re: Pete Prisco Is a Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by hiwhatis View Post
    Sorry i have to get this off my chest but Pete Prisco has to be the worst sports journalist of all time. He is so determined that everything he has ever said is the absolute truth and seems determined to prove that to be the case even when he is clearly wrong. If you don't believe me read his latest article regarding the nfl power rankings. I simply do not understand why he has a job with CBS, it baffles me. To me there are three key flaws in this article alone:

    A.) his belief that two games somehow solidify jay cutler as the greatest qb ever. honestly, yes the guy is unbelievably talented but there's a reason why he's never been a winner (yes it's called intangibles, such as leadership)

    B.) can he honestly believe that the:
    Bus are the 13th,
    Jets are the 14th,
    Giants are the 15th best teams in the league? did he watch the jets or giants play on sunday. they aren't even close to on the same level let alone the bucs. come on

    C.) honestly explain to me what qualifies the chiefs, jaguars, buccaneers, and CARDINALS???, as being better teams that the Vikings. obviously his ranking the dolphins and saints #5 and #1 respectively do nothing to back up that belief since the vikings played with and had a good chance of beating those teams. it makes no sense

    Sorry, long rant over
    HIWHATIS............How can you possibly get worked up about Pete Prisco? I think CBS is sending the nation a strong message that people with mental disabilities can contribute to sports forums. Pete is hitting around 40% of his ATS picks, and his logic to support those picks gets worse every week. He simply is NOT very good at his job, but clearly his disability prevents him from making very much sense. I assume he is a volunteer because CBS watches every penny it spends, and obviously there can be no justification in actually paying Petey-boy for his thoughts. Think about that: He gets paid to make selections based on his knowledge, yet he gets 6 out of every 10 wrong. Granted, he is not very talented at writing, but his picks are so abysmal that CBS can at least claim that they hire handicapped clowns. Let me give you a tip: if you take Pete's picks every week and go the opposite, you can make SERIOUS money with your man. That is precisely what our team does (we're a gambling league). We started with $1000 for the year. We go the exact opposite of Prisco, and now our account is up to $13,760. Not bad for simply taking exactly the opposite of a professional sportswriter's picks. The beauty of it all is that we don't even have to do any research. If Pete says take team A, we take team B and we're done with it. And now our bank account has racked up some serious cheddar. I hope to GOD that CBS doesn't figure this out. We need Pete to keep doing exactly what he's doing, which is make the worst picks in the history of sportswriters. We consider Pete one of our employees, but we don't have to pay him a nickel.



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    Re: Pete Prisco Is a Joke

    What is all the hoopla over Pete Prisco? OK....so he's not very good at what he does and he is a poor writer with little or no knowledge of football theory. In week 12, his selections went 4-14 ATS. 4 and 12! And he gets paid to do it. So calm down about Pete Prisco. He is a walking testimonial to affirmative action, meaning that when Pete makes an NFL pick, it's time to take action with your bookie. Will you get paid if you take the exact opposite of Pete? That's an affirmative.



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    Re: Pete Prisco Is a Joke

    I have always thought that guy was a joke. It still amazes me that CBS still employs the guy. The guy has no idea what he talking about ever, and changes his opinion on everyone/thing all the time. Calling him an expert is an embarrassment to CBS.



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    Re: Pete Prisco Is a Joke

    I was wondering if you were a Packer fan, but then Vikings fan! You no longer have Chilly and should be in a much better mood.

    Da Bears!


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