Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:24 PM
Watching "The Opening" on ESPNU right now and LSU isn't even in the mix with ESPN 150 top teams. YET...it appears that we have one of the better classes in the nation. Heck....2 or 3 more guys that are already leaning this way could make it the #1 in Rivals bama friendly ranking system.
Not just wanting to rant here....so does anyone have any knowledge of how they pick this list? And the actual success rating of these players versus guys like we are getting that aren't on the list?
I'm just all high on our class so far, and then see all of these teams and NO LSU on the rating for recruits according to ESPN 150 and I am wondering why? Are we sipping Kool AId...or is ESPN 150 not knowing what flavor it is?
It should be noted that I didn't see that many Louisiana guys (5?) on the list either...and we have 2 on there that are not committed yet and may come here in Williams and Beckwith.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:38 PM
If you look at rivals, most of the teams in the top 10 have at least one 5*. Some have as many as 3! We have zero. Yet this class is rated #3, even with other teams having more commits. We have one of the better avg star ratings on rivals.
As for ESPN, I don't even watch the channel unless it's CFB season and they're playing a game I wanna watch. I sure lend no credence to their recruiting expertise. But FWIW, they were the service that rated LSUs class #1 in 2009 with Randle, Shep, et al.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:09 AM
Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:59 AM
Hype = $$$$$ and that's what their objective is. ESPN really doesn't care if it's "right " as long as it makes money.
Unfortunately, the number one role of journalists is to sell ads. Reporting truth will always take a back seat to that. Look no further than the way the weather is reported on the local news.
Up here in the winter we'll often get a "teaser" where the weatherman will say stupid chit like "We COULD get up to 24 inches of snow tomorrow! Details later in the newscast." So...you stick around through about 5 commercial breaks for the weather to roll around only to fine that the only way in hell se get that much snow is if Lex Luther escapes from jail and unleashes his ice age machine on the city.
In reality, you wake up the next day to nothing more than a dusting.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:38 AM
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