Sunday, April 13, 2014


Written By: LM

In John Lopez's defense, he can blame Shaun Bijani.  On Saturday morning, I was listening to Shaun Bijani.  Shaun began talking about an article that John Lopez wrote four years ago.

John wrote an article on SI.Com.,  The Rule of 26-27-60 predict NFL quarterback success or failure.  Shaun went on to apply some of John Lopez's logic to the current NFL.  I am not sure what conclusion Shaun arrived at because I wanted to read John's article.

According to John #TheRule - If an NFL prospect scores at least a 26 on the Wonderlic test, starts at least 27 games in his college career, and completes at least 60 percent of his passes, there's a good chance he will succeed at the NFL level, therefore the 26-27-60 Rule

The article is laid out with quantitative data.  As I began reading the article, I quickly realized that the data he provided was not supporting his argument.  One can read this article and make the case that the data goes against John's main premise.  The data is all over the place.  It looks like just a list of QBs.

After reading John's article, I honestly didn't know what he was trying to achieve.  He tries to give himself an out with "exceptions to the rule", but I think the article is an exception to logic.

Read the article at your own risk, but I have questions I need answered.

  • Did Shaun Bijani actually think "the rule" would help predict a QBs success?
  • Is this John Lopez's Rule?
  • Why has no other local personality, spoke of such a rule?
  • How would John Lopez use "the rule" in 2014?
  • How does "the rule" grade 2011, 2012 and 2013 drafted QBs?
  • What would make Sports Illustrated publish this?
  • Does John Lopez still believe in "the rule"?
It's becoming increasingly easier to ignore just about every football "take" from John.  At this point, I really wonder if he thinks before he speaks or writes for that matter.  Just last week, John wrote an article on Sports Radio 610 titled "If You Want Clowney at No. 1, You Lose the Right to Complain. Ever".  If you think the title is funny, you should read the article.  This article is funnier than the 26-27-60 rule. Rarely do I read "", which is run by Patrick Starr, but even one of his contributors, Brian McDonald, analyzed John's article.

It's crystal clear, John is not a "football guy", but I am beginning to wonder if we are witnessing something.  Is Ryan McCreeden SR 610 (Program Director) changing John Lopez into Skip Bayless right before our eyes?


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