I understand what you are saying Matthew and I would have never said Heyvern was lying if he hadn't specifically said "Alex is nearly the same exact player in terms of numbers. Look at their career numbers and tell me I am lying." I was using HIS words in a tongue-in-cheek manner to emphasize my point. Notice, I never called Heyvern a liar. I just said that particular statement was untrue (a lie).
Originally Posted by matthewschiefs
Going further, some things are differences of opinion and some statements are untrue. If I say "chocolate ice cream tastes better than strawberry ice cream" that is an opinion. If I say "the earth is flat" or "man never landed on the moon," those are lies. Heyvern is using career numbers to support his assertion that Cassel is just as good now as Alex Smith is. That is completely untrue. If he was just as good, he would be currently and recently putting up similar numbers and he is not. Career numbers can be used to tell you how good a player used to be or to compare two players over the course of their careers, but they are completely irrelevant for comparing how good two players are today. You wouldn't look at Payton Manning's rookie numbers and say he is not a good QB because of them.
And that's not an opinion; it's a fact.
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