All Members of the Media Are Dumb

All of them. They must lobotomize you when they hand you your journalism degree. It's the only explanation.

All the shrieking about Bill Belichick's decision last night to spit in the face of Conventional Wisdom and go for it on 4th and 2 inside the Pats' 30 yard line, with a little over two minutes left in the game, is just funny. If you give Peyton the ball back and force him to go 75 yards in two minutes instead of 25, he probably scores anyway. On the other hand, if New England gets the first down there, they can run down the clock and win the game without giving Peyton a chance to beat them. Plus, the high-percentage short pass to Kevin Faulk only came up short because of a) a great tackle by the Colts' defender, and b) a questionable spot by the ref that Belichick couldn't challenge.

The moral of the story is that it doesn't matter in what field you flount Conventional Wisdom. The media, in their ordained role as defenders of orthodoxy, will attack you for it.

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