In 2011, the NFL Expert Picks are as follows:
For the Conference Championship, the NFL Expert Picks seem to be the Green Bay Packers. For the Super Bowl, it is also the Packers. So, the Packers seem to be a solid team to back up in regards to the Super Bowl. One could not tell you, for not everyone is a doctor or a psychic.
The way the NFL Expert Picks are determined is by a panel of sports experts and enthusiasts (called the “Brain Trust of Bristol University” according to ESPN) who analyze the strength of the players on each team, the coaches’ ability to regularly lead a team to victory, and other factors such as the team’s history. NFL expert picks are oftentimes elusive and difficult to truly pin down, but oftentimes the brain trust of Bristol University has a decent track record of being correct.
Each person on this council has their own opinion of who will be successful, based on observation and past experience. For example, for the most recent conference championship, seven of the ten sports analysts decided they thought that, for this NFL expert pick, Green Bay would win in the Green Bay vs Chicago Cubs game. They were correct. For the Steelers vs Jets game, eight out of ten believed the Steelers would win. They were also correct.
It is possible that sometimes they include a few dissenting opinions in order to include a margin of error, since that seems to be the way the world works in the NFL. There is also an acceptable margin of error in life. But this article is about how the NFL expert picks are determined, to better inform the buyer of how they can decide who they will back in the betting pool with their beer buddies. After all, gambling makes everyone rich, or else no one would go to casinos.
For the sake of this article, it has to be noted that there are great resources online for one to be able to determine the NFL expert picks. On ESPN’s website, there are always some sports analysts discussing who will win, who looks promising, what players look skillful, swift, talented, sexy, what have you. For the analyst’s specific pick in the 2011 season, it is far better to look for those specific picks on the website itself.
When determining margin of error or how effective the expert picks are, one only has to remember that these people have been analyzing football for many years and are football aficionados. They are quite possibly living their dream of being paid to say what they think about football. They often have some airtime on ESPN’s network to explain why they pick who they do for the NFL expert picks. They eat, sleep, and breathe football. They often have a well-thought-out argument on why they decided to side with whatever team they favored.
As far as who the NFL expert picks are for this upcoming season, one only has to tune in during the 2011 season, which starts at the beginning of September. Until then, this article tries to shed light on how the sports analysts at NFL decide who to pick for their NFL expert pick.