It’s our favorite time of year! Starting next week, we will be reviewing all the pundits’ “top predictions for 2013″ and handing out awards for Best and Worst prediction.
Will the Steelers finish in last place in the AFC North?
Will Alfred Morris break 2000 yards and take the rushing title away from AP?
WIll Jay Cutler and the Bears part ways after the season?
These are some of the bold predictions by Don Banks (SI) and Pat Kirwin (CBS) for the upcoming season. Make your own predictions on these questions in our NFL section.
Would you like to make your own predictions and/or hold your friends accountable for their predictions?
- Go to PunditTracker
- Click the “Submit” button in the ‘Help Us Track’ widget on the Home Page
- Submit your prediction and enter “User” as the ‘Pundit Name’
We will then post the prediction under one of our dummy pundits — you can then vote on the prediction just as if it were your own!
Will Tiger win the British Open?
Will ‘The Conjuring’ win this weekend’s Box Office?
Get your predictions in today: www.pundittracker.com.
Make Your Game 7 Picks today. Who will win? Will LeBron score more than 30 points? Duncan at least 20?
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Rather than bombard our Twitter followers (@pundittracker) with a bunch of information they have no interest in, we have decided to create individual handles for our four current categories: Finance, Politics, Sports, and Entertainment. If you would like to receive updates on all new and closed predictions in these categories, in addition to other category-specific tweets, you can subscribe to the following:
As we continue to expand both the number of pundits and types of pundits we track, we need your help. We are looking for volunteer Moderators and Trackers.
Moderators will take “ownership” of specific categories, helping to shape creative direction. For instance, we are considering tracking Economists in Finance and Pollsters in Politics, but these categories have gray areas that create scoring challenges. For instance, both economists and pollsters frequently revise their predictions/estimates, so how should we go about tracking them? And how should we think about margin of error? Rather than imposing our own views, we think it’s best to give authority to our users, who are more knowledgeable about these specialties than we are.
As far as Trackers, as we scale up the number of pundits we track, it becomes more difficult to catch all the predictions that are being made. As such, we are looking for Trackers who will help us screen the daily newsflow for new predictions in a given category or even for a specific pundit or television show.
Here are some of the categories for which we are looking for Moderators and Trackers, although if you have suggestions for new categories, we are all ears:
Finance: Economists (e.g. GDP, inflation), Stock Market (e.g. stock analysts, annual S&P predictions), General
Politics: Pollsters, General
Sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball, Other (e.g. Hockey, Boxing, Horse Racing, Tennis, UFC/MMA)
Entertainment: General (e.g. Oscars, Emmys)
Use the “Whom should we track?” button on the bottom-right of the page to contact us and we will get back to you promptly. Thanks!
We have previously analyzed how the NFL Draft Pundits (e.g. Kiper, McShay, Mayock) have done with their mock drafts (see here). We would now like to turn our attention to what we view to be a more interesting draft endeavor: figuring out how the pundits’ player rankings actually turn out. In other words, when Mel Kiper ranks his Top 5 QBs for this year’s draft, how accurate will those rankings be five years down the road?
We are actively discussing many different approaches to evaluate and compare players but we’d like to tap into the knowledge of our user base. If you are interested in this subject, please send us a note (just use the “Who should we track” button at the bottom of the page) and we will follow up with you. Thanks!