March 02, 2013

Classic Brian Burke

Some great quotes from Brian Burke in this Dave Feschuk article from the Toronto Star
“As a GM, if you pay attention to what the sports writers write, you’re a fool,” he said. “The sports page has value only if you own a puppy or a parakeet.”
Great stuff! But he shares more of his disdain for the media.
“The worst thing that ever happened to sports was talk radio,” Burke said. “And the internet is talk radio on steroids with lower IQs.”
He said all of this at the MIT Sports Analytics Conference, but he did not spare those types either.
“Numbers are overrated a lot of the time ... It’s an eyeball business ... You’ve still got to watch guys ... No one’s ever won a title with Moneyball.”
Here is the full story.

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