Consistency, thy name is Adelson.

I thought you guys might get a kick out of Andrea Adelson’s post about the coaches poll top 25, or at least this excerpt:

Overrated: Florida, Texas, Virginia Tech. We listed reasons for the over-ranking of Florida and Texas. Now to the Hokies, who are at No. 6. It seems expectations are too high for the Hokies every season. Yes, they return a very talented RB duo and Tyrod Taylor at QB, but the defense only returns four starters and the schedule is brutal. This seems a bit high for a team that has averaged three losses over the past six seasons.

Overrated, Part II: Penn St. at No. 14 and LSU at No. 16. Penn St. lost lots of defense and has uncertainty at QB; LSU has a great defense, but everybody is waiting on Jordan Jefferson to step up. This was also a team picked to finish fourth in the SEC West in the preseason media poll.

Notice a name missing there?  You would think a school which she ranked #64 on her own preseason list would be a no-brainer overrated at the coaches’ #21.

Maybe she’s really impressed with the news that came out of the first four days of fall camp.



Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

8 responses to “Consistency, thy name is Adelson.

  1. Reptillicide

    Her lack of stated reasons for saying Florida is overrated seem to me to indicate that she’s just trying to shake the opinion that she’s a total homer. She really couldn’t come up with a reason why #3 is too high for UF?


  2. Rusdawg

    I am now very, very interested to see where she has each of those teams ranked in her rankings….to which she theoretically has already turned in to the OS.

    It would be very funny if she has them ranked where they are here……


  3. ChicagoDawg

    Apart from the fact that she has vehicle to express her views, why should the world care about Andrea Adelson’s opinion? Seriously, what are her credentials and why should her opinions carry any additional weight over the check out clerk at Wal-Mart? She can write and she is a reporter, I get that, but what makes her opinions interesting or meaningful? I know this credential question can be asked about any opinion writer or “analyst” who has not been a successful coach or player, but her great body of work brings this into full relief.

    I am not suggesting that because you haven’t played or coached (in the arena) you can’t offer good analysis.


    • Macallanlover

      I agree, she is not worthy of as much attention as she is getting in this well-respected blog. So far we know this, she appears to be an air-headed bimbo who has acccess to a keyboard, and has been granted an audience from the WWL (who doesn’t know much more about CFB.) We really need someone to take ESPN’s toy aaway from them. They seem to enjoy hockey, soccer, and all things Yankees and Red Sox anyway. Their signal really just needs to reach a 200 miles radius of Bristol.


  4. ChicagoDawg

    hit submit too quick….not suggesting you have to be a player/coach to have good insight, but you should have reasonable, well articulated rationales if you wish to be taken seriously.


  5. Normaltown Mike

    Or maybe she is writing from Montana?


  6. Sanford222View

    One of the other ESPN analysts welcomed her to Twitter this week by introducing her as one of the “hardest working people in the biz.” I retorted that she was at best the 64th hardest working person in the biz and she quickly responded that I was too kind. Seems she is at least having some fun with it.


  7. Go Dawgs!

    Andrea Adelson is actually the pen name for the million monkeys in a room with a million laptops trying to recreate the works of Shakespeare, hence the inconsistency in opinions.

    Unlikely? Sure. But you can’t prove it’s not true.