Welcome to Deadspin’s The Sports Nihilist, the place all is for naught, and we’re however unintentional jolts of electrified meat caught to the floor of a rock in an detached universe.
When I consider bold predictions, I don’t take into consideration journalists risking their careers for the sake of reader leisure. No, what involves thoughts is a bunch of clowns sitting behind a keyboard, and hedging their longshots. “I think player A takes a leap, and coach B will be the first coach fired.”
That’s not a bold prediction; that’s you attempting to indicate off your large mind, however being too scared to say one thing that’ll shake the apple tree. (Overturn the apple cart? Sorry, I’m getting my cliches combined up with the plethora of banal bold predictions flying round.)
The key to this train is to make as many outlandish claims as attainable as a result of they don’t matter as the one individuals who will maintain you accountable are the followers — aka the pettiest individuals on earth — and most of them transfer on to the following slight at a second’s discover anyway.
The time to gamble along with your credibility is correct earlier than the season begins, and that’s what I goal to do proper now. Enjoy!