Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Matthews Gets That Feeling Again
This time, up his [basket] balls

Here's some of the article from NewsBusters.org; (Emphasis mine)
Matthews: Obama's NCAA Picks 'Close to Brilliant'; Almost Half of ESPN Entrants Doing Better
Would you call getting a 53 on a test "close to brilliant?"

If you're Chris Matthews, and you're reporting about Barack Obama you would, for on Monday's "Hardball," the MSNBC host bragged about his president being "close to brilliant," "amazing," "incredibly on target," and "unbelievable" with his NCAA college basketball tournament picks.

Yet, when you dig into the numbers, out of all the entrants into ESPN.com's Tournament Challenge 2009, Obama currently ranks 2,167,290, which makes his relative score compared to others 53.20 percent.

This means that 46.80 percent of contestants -- or almost half -- are doing better than the President, but that didn't interfere with Matthews' praise.


Sadly, this was lost upon Matthews whose tingle up the leg continues to interfere with his cognitive skills.

3 Comments:

Blogger Robert said...

his NCAA pick percentage might be higher than his current approval rating.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Trubador said...

Well, if The Obamessiah is "close to brilliant" because he picked 14 out of 16 Sweet Sixteen teams (by mostly following "the chalk" -- just picking the top seeded teams in each bracket), then I must be nearly a GENIUS because I picked 15 out of 16 teams!!!

Maybe I should be POTUS instead! I have just as much experience as The One. I may not have been a community organizer, but I'm a meticulous CD and book shelf organizer. And understanding the moral and ethical ramifications of ESCR and abortion is not above my measly pay grade.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Cookie said...

Hey, UNC's still winning, so I'm keeping my mouth shut until the tournament is over. Anything that will get my liberal Carolina boys rearing to win it all, even if it's Obama, I'm not going to jinx it.

And no one said Obama was good at math anyway.

5:22 PM  

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