Breaking down The Obvious Game

Before he gets to his Week 3 picks, Bill Simmons dissects The Obvious Game. Story

Updated: September 23, 2007, 12:49 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Until Joey Harrington starts using his middle name like an assassin, no three words will frighten football gamblers more than "The Obvious Game." You never want to have money on the Obvious Game. It's like buying a WNBA franchise or investing money with Cecil Fielder.

What's the Obvious Game? It's a more nefarious version of a bandwagon pick, in which you unwittingly back a popular pick and realize it too late. This isn't like riding the wave of a hot stock; you're better off going the other ...

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