A while back, I floated the idea of tracking MLS Rumors’ record for reliability – e.g. I’d check the rumors they report against the number of them that come true. With the off-season doing a number on me – as in, holy shit, something better happen or I better start mainlining trucker speed – I figure I’ll take up this project.
That said, I want one thing to be absolutely clear: I’m not doing this out of animosity to MLS Rumors; frankly, I love the site to death and never ever want it to go away. How much do I like it? If they emailed me and asked me not to track their reliability, I’d do it. Bottom line: this has everything to do with curiosity…and killing time. The real question is how I’ll manage it on the days they run posts containing several rumors (e.g. this could die when I get…when I….what? Can’t recall what I was talking about…something about distraction?)
So, the reliability watch starts….now…or, rather, today with their latest report: John Spencer is new coach for the Chicago Fire.
We’ll see how that one pans out.