Persona Non Grata
strong disagree on “he should.”True but maybe he should wait 5 weeks.
Drew provides a general service to us fans of the game, for free. I don’t want to lean in any harder than necessary on that sentiment, but what he does has always been useful and even though there is always some general ‘flaw’ with his product only a week or two into the season… that flaw is on us as readers and appreciators of the product at the end of the day. He’s been candid about how it’s imperfect, and the communal understanding of how it works is to also promote a norm of better statistical reading and general literacy toward predictive potential.
also, IIRC the work it takes for him to start all of the processes in the program (including the algorithm) is highly time-consuming, to the point that if he only started in the middle of the season he would not be able to get the program booted and churning due to his professional obligations.