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Regression to the Mediocre and the Tsunami of Useless Stats.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | February 4, 2019

No. 1,611

Why did I watch that game last night?  I said I wasn’t going to do it.  But in the end, I even watched most of the commercials, none of which were funny, and most of the halftime show, which was not even mildly entertaining. Nevertheless, I found  the pregame video presentation on the role of Atlanta in the Civil Rights movement and public service ads on special needs children to be fresh, interesting and thought provoking.

Do you enjoy knowing that this was the first time that a S**** B*** had been played without a touchdown being scored in the first three quarters?  Was it worthwhile to know that you had just witnessed the longest punt delivered during the S**** B***?

Truth was, it was a boring game between two de-facto runners-up who happened to win their respective championship games, primarily through luck.  They characterized it as a defensive contest and maybe it was. However, I had something to read that night, and I wasted the opportunity.





CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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