Numlock Sunday: Alex Silverman on the future of sports
By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previous weekday edition for a casual conversation about what they wrote.
This week, I spoke to Alex Silverman, a sports reporter at pollster Morning Consult. He appears pretty frequently in Numlock, here’s a recent appearance about his story about pre-Super Bowl polling:
A poll of 2,200 U.S. adults found that 38 percent of respondents want the Kansas City Chiefs to win next week’s Super Bowl, while 27 percent want the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win and 35 percent don’t yet have an opinion. That also conforms to who people think will win, with 41 percent thinking Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will beat Tom Brady and the Bucs, while 24 percent think that Tampa’s going to win it. Because the NFC South is a vicious autoclave and Tom Brady has made enemies from The City of Buffalo to strawberries, fully 51 percent of respondents rooting for the Chiefs…