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Poll: Who’s better position by position?

January 14, 2009 By: Admin Category: Players

I was reading some articles from the Baltimore media (boo!), and among the throng of biased, useless drivel that I had to weed through, I came across this.  It’s a poll by the Baltimore Sun to see who is the best player at each position, the Baltimore starter or the Steelers’ starter.

That is actually a pretty good concept, even though it will have no impact on the outcome of the game.  The team with the most talented roster doesn’t always win the game.  Just ask last year’s New England Patriots.  However, I had one HUGE problem with the poll.  It is being done by a Baltimore newspaper, and the people that they are asking are Baltimore Ravens’ fans.  I can just guess how that poll is going to turn out.  They’ll certainly vote Joe Flacco as being better than Ben Roethlisberger, and Derrick Mason as better than Hines Ward.  Well, I’ve got a solution to that obvious bias problem.  Let’s make it a bit less biased by adding some Western Pennsylvania spice to their poll. 

I took statistics in college, and I know that we will actually be helping them by reducing the bias in their sample set.  So let’s do our part to help the people of Baltimore to have a better poll.  You can cast your votes here:  Position-by-position poll.

For what it’s worth, there were actually some good matchups.  Ed Reed versus Troy Polamalu would have been a good one, but one is a strong safety while the other is a free safety, so they are not matched up.  But Terrell Suggs versus James Harrison is very interesting.  Or how about Haloti Ngata versus Casey Hampton?  Ray Lewis vs. James Farrior?  Hmmmm.

So that’s it.  This is a call for Steeler Nation to get out and rock the vote!

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