Damn, Mandel throws it in his current Mailbag ($$):
… An extreme example: ESPN’s FPI gives Cincinnati a better chance of upsetting Ohio State in Columbus (24.2 percent) than Texas beating LSU in Austin (20 percent)…
For something that no one has any idea how it’s calculated, and often spits out entirely nonsensical projections like this, ESPN has sure done a great job shoving FPI down everyone’s throats.
Indeed… which makes me curious why Mickey brought Bill Connelly on board. Eh, but what do I know?
2 responses to “Envy and jealousy, ESPN shade edition”
Joe Burrow is about as good a QB as Stephen Garcia. Last year against us was his Garcia vs. Alabama. The press sure loves them some LSU.
Heres the only stat that matters — Tom Herman is 13-2 ATS when catching points at Houston & Texas. And has won NINE times straight up as a dog since 2015.