🎧 Power Rankings ... in audio form
I recently appeared on Chad Ford's NBA Big Board podcast to discuss my first batch of NBA Power Rankings on Substack. Join Chad and me as we debate our respective (and very different) rankings ladders
Question: When is it too much when it comes to NBA Power Rankings?
Obvious answer: Never.
If you agree with that premise, you’ll enjoy this recent chat I had with my longtime ESPN.com colleague (and now fellow Substacker) Chad Ford on his NBA Big Board podcast.
The Committee of One churned out more than 3,000 words in ranking the NBA from 1 to 30 heading into training camp. Chad made his own list and — surprise, surprise — there is plenty of disagreement. Enclosed are links to watch or listen to the pod via your preferred mode of podcast consumption.
📺 WATCH the Big Board podcast here:
🎧 LISTEN here:
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I especially love power rankings the first few weeks in the season, because inevitably some team will get off to a hot start that no one is expecting. And then, we have to decide if it’s real or not, before watching that team eventually settle down into the bottom tier of teams as predicted beforehand.
But, is that a fruitless exercise? I would argue “No Way,” because it gives fans something to root for and hold onto I’m even if the season doesn’t go their way. I usually take a glass half-full approach for every team until probably after Christmas when the writing on the wall can no longer be ignored. Until then, through, I look forward to the “Committee of One’s” rankings how often they are tabulated.
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