One Great Season
The only people who say a loss would be helpful are those who aren't coaching or playing for the team with the perfect record.
Would you ever expect to hear Thad Matta or Jared Sullinger or David Lighty say they're hoping to lose a game or two?
Analysts — many of whom were once called journalists — love to dig beneath the surfaces of things, hoping to unearth a morsel of logic that maybe someone else hasn't turned into a column just yet. The hourglass runs quickly, as it's only a matter of moments before an online writer or an expert from the 24-hour cable network suggests the minority opinion. In the modern media culture that values news analysis over news, opinions are the cleavage and facts are merely the turtleneck. Translation? Guessing is welcome.