The 14/16 Hypothesis: Year Two

Before last season, the collective wisdom of visitors to Rufus on Fire was able to correctly predict 13 of the 16 NBA playoff teams. I suspect this exercise is much more difficult in the NFL and MLB than it is in the NBA, and I think that's a bad thing. It makes the regular season something of a formality. It's competitive enough that teams can't coast completely and make the postseason, but teams like the Spurs seem to have realized that they have enough talent on hand to chill out after a certain point in the season.

You can't do that in the other sports until you're assured of a spot, which only happens very late in the season. In the NBA, a bunch of teams are reasonably assured of the playoffs by the All Star break.

In any event, I've brought the polls back for another go. With the application I'm using this time around, I believe it will continue accepting votes indefinitely, but I'll count them up on October 20, a little more than a month from now, and post the results. The polls are after the jump.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Rufus on Fire

You must be a member of Rufus on Fire to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rufus on Fire. You should read them.

Join Rufus on Fire

You must be a member of Rufus on Fire to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rufus on Fire. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker