After the interwebs ridiculed 97.5 the other day over a question about whether Bryce Harper was a “Philly guy,” CSN, in a painfully self-unaware moment rehashed the topic and put it up to a vote later that night on Philly Sports Talk. Here’s a short, fair-use snippet [this is from Monday– I missed it yesterday]:

Few things:

  1. I don’t believe those polls. They fluctuated wayyyyy too much to be real. Even just 30-40 responses from a like-minded audience will get you a pretty stable result. The needle rarely moves that much, let alone VACILLATING wildly 40 points in either direction. I don’t know this for a fact, but I think CSN gooses the numbers just to make for “good” TV.
  2. To be fair, every casually-dressed panelist here disagreed with the silly notion that Bryce Harper wouldn’t be Philly enough to play here. But merely talking about it reinforces the notion that we’re all neanderthals incapable of dichotomous thought.
  3. Marcus Hayes would prefer Manny Machado to Harper. That’s fine. But his reasoning MAKES NO DAMN SENSE: He told Glen Macnow – with a straight face, I might add – that Harper has hit his ceiling, unlike Machado. Harper is 24. In fact, SO IS MACHADO. It’s like arguing with a Dum-Dum. No matter how much complexity you throw at him, Marcus remains one flavor and one flavor only.

Side note: I don’t know how I missed this #CSNSweater:

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It’s… breathtaking.