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ESPN And Sports Illustrated Pundits Went 0-For-58 On Tigers-Giants World Series Predictions

Republished with permission from PunditTracker.com.

At the start of the year, Vegas handicapped the Tigers at 3-to-1 odds and the Giants at 7-to-1 odds to make it to the World Series, placing both teams within the crop of favorites. And yet, not one pundit from ESPN or Sports Illustrated picked them to face each…

Grantland's Jonah Keri Picks The Giants In Seven; ESPN's Jonah Keri Likes The Tigers In Five

Today on Grantland, a pair of World Series preview pieces: Rany Jazayerli on why the Tigers could win, and Jonah Keri on how the Giants could take home the championship. Both men predict the series will go seven games—Jazayerli takes Detroit; Keri, San Francisco. Also on ESPN.com: a list of experts' World Series picks

Idiot Detroit Columnist Labels San Francisco A "Strange Baseball Town" Because The Food Is So Amazing

For all the reasons one can/should/better love the spectacle and awesomeness of the World Series, one perpetual risk is that some lazy newspaper columnist will come out and play the "Robinson Crusoe" card, acting like they've suddenly been dropped on a remote Pacific island with no other way of passing the time than…