This piece was originally published in the October, 1968 issue of Sports Illustrated. It is reprinted here with permission from Cope's family.
It's that time of the year—when fantasy football fans take to making their draft picks. But rather than relying on blind intuition, utilizing the wisdom of crowds will put your picks above the experts almost every time.
The following is excerpted from Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, which is available now on Amazon.
Originally published in the Wall Street Journal Nov. 21, 2011. Republished with permission of the author. For more, visit the WSJ.com sports section.
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