Originally Posted by TrueCock22
Were gonna have to earn our respect like we do every year. USC is never a "sexy" pick for the media.
The media picked USC to win the East. I've never understood why people get upset with anybody making a prediction. Just makes no sense, they'll either be right or wrong & it has absolutely no bearing on reality. It just sounds childlike. These guys aren't trying to stir anything, they're giving their honest opinion. Put yourself in that position, would you go on national TV & intentionally make a pick you didn't believe in? Because one of two things will happen. (1) they'll be wrong & the fans of the winning school will throw it in their face repeatedly or (2) They'll be right & the silence will be deafening.
The writers picking USC to win the East means not one iota, same as Herby picking UGA. Votes don't count, only the scoreboard.