Freezing Cold Takes: NFL

Football Media’s Most Inaccurate Predictions—and the Fascinating Stories Behind Them
by Fred Segal

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Sports fans love holding media "experts" accountable for bad predictions.

Since 2015, Fred Segal has chronicled “unprophetic” sports predictions on the internet. His Freezing Cold Takes social media pages feature quotes and predictions from members of the sports world that have aged poorly or were, in hindsight, flat-out wrong. The pages...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 336

Publication Date 08/09/2022

ISBN 9780762475452

Dimensions 6.05 inches x 10 inches

“Fred Segal’s book is so good and so entertaining that it is bound to wind up as a national bestseller, one of the most popular books this decade. And if it’s not, I certainly don’t want to see these words rehashed on Freezing Cold Takes.”
— —Adam Schefter, ESPN’s Senior NFL Insider

“I stand by every hot take I’ve ever had, including that Jimmy Clausen one that I’m sure you won’t use. (Editor’s note: it’s on page 101.) Anyway…read this book, it’s awesome!! (And it doesn’t include too many of my takes, right Fred?)”

— —Ian Rapoport, NFL Network Insider

“The number one rule to improve your knowledge is to admit and then learn from your mistakes, making Freezing Cold Takes: NFL a valuable reference book. Many will laugh at the awful analyses and misguided judgements inside, yet they serve as a tool to help improve and develop. In laughter comes learning.”
— —Michael Lombardi, author of Gridiron Genius and host of The Lombardi Line and The GM Shuffle on VSiN

“The focus of [FREEZING COLD TAKES: NFL] is not on pointing and laughing at the foolish pundits but rather an interesting way of reflecting, through pretty extensive research, on what actually happened and why it may not have seemed obvious at the time. Its a different, entertaining way of exploring modern NFL history and also capturing the chance, perseverance and blind faith often involved in creating winning football teams….I’d highly recommend Freezing Cold Takes: NFL for any football fan.” 
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