They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. They probably say that simply to avoid application of copyright and plagiarism laws. Still, I'll take compliments wherever I can get them.
That's why I'm not upset that ESPN has decided to follow my lead and start tracking the football teams with the best chance to go 0-16; my readers know that for years, I've not only watched NFL football and hoped that a team would go 0-for-Everything, but that I started then writing about why it would be such a good thing-- more than a year ago.
ESPN knows a good idea when they see one -- a year later. That's why I was... flattered to see that they'd decided to... sincerely flatter me with their poll yesterday, as shown at the right.
So -- my opinions on TBOE are Righter Than Yours -- and my opinions on Nonsportsmanlike Conduct! are righter, and a year ahead of, ESPN's.
If you want to have a great time reading about sports, if you like funny and thoughtful sports articles, read Nonsportsmanlike Conduct! (Or, you could wait a year and read the same thing on ESPN.)