29.Apr.2010 Beaver Fans Embarrass Yet Again
I’m a Beaver fan, obviously, but I don’t like Beaver fans. Using Aristotelian logic, one might deduct I do not like myself. That is up for debate.
So today Rivals published an article about the most balanced offenses of the past decade. #1 was Oregon State. Curious, I then looked at comments from Beaver fans to see how they’d react to that. This is what I found:
1. “Great article outlining the nations most diversified offense throughout the past decade…you guessed it…Oregon State.”
2. “Best family environment in the nation, most diversified offense, and upper-tier defense. Decent facilities in a beautiful campus setting. What else can a top recruit ask for?”
3. “It is a great article and one that should be used in recruting offensive players. The Beavers showcase it all, great passers, great RB’s, and great WR’s. If I’m playing Offense and I want to play in a pro style offense, I’m taking a hard look at Oregon State.”
Something all three of these nitwits failed to ask, or conveniently turned a blind-eye to, is the methodology behind this study.
First off, the link can be found here:http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1079485
As you can see this isn’t NASA level rocket science. When asked their methodology, the publishers confess, “we simply added the number of 1,000-yard rushers, 3,000-yard passers and 1,000-yard receivers.”
So their #1 school is actually Hawaii, a team with not a single 1,000 yard rusher the last decade, and their #3 team is Texas Tech, a team that also fielded zero 1,000 yard rusher since 2000. Again, let me reiterate, the #1 and #3 teams, using this methodology, had no 1,000 yard rusher in ten years, yet they are listed as two of the most balanced offenses in the nation.
And Oregon State fans are lapping this up and patting their backs. Begs the questions:
1. A result of orange-colored glasses?
2. Turning a blind eye to an obviously flawed methodology?
I know it can’t be #2, because if the Ducks were the top offense on this list Beaver fans would be sure to point out all the flaws in how the numbers came about, the least of which would be how they never have 1,000 yard receivers. So it’s gotta be #1. Again those pesky orange-colored glasses…
Beaver fans: can you stop giving the fanbase a reputation by being proud of meaningless, fourth-rate achievements that you’d ridicule if touted by another school? For starters, the “best family atmosphere” award, the CBI championship, and this article should be removed from your lexicon.