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February 20, 2005

Patriots Defeat Nazi Germany

The worst analogy to World War II.

Carl Bialik

I've found what may be the worst analogy in post-WWII history, at the end of a Mike Lupica column in the New York Daily News:

"If you read Peter King at SI.com, you know that Freddie Mitchell still won't shut up, which is kind of a troubling thought. Mitchell actually tells King that if the Eagles played the Patriots 10 times, they'd win eight. I'm pretty sure Germany felt the same way after World War II."

Carl Bialik

Carl Bialik, a co-founder of Gelf, is a writer for FiveThirtyEight.







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