Friday, January 18, 2008
Polls show how stupid the public can be
Polls show how stupid the public can be. I don't mean political polls, I don't know much about politics. I mean the polls that are broadcast on the ESPN bottomline, I think they are called SportsNation or something like that. Apparently people log into ESPN.com and vote on who they think will win. In the upcoming championship games, the last time I saw it, 81% chose the Packers and 76% chose the Patriots. So the public thinks the Packers have a better chance to win than the Patriots? Or better put, more people think the Packers will win than think the Patriots will win. Given the line is Patriots -13.5 / -14 and Packers -7/-7.5, this shows the disparity between public opinion and where the money is. The money is usually right.