In today's society, we are constantly surrounded by numbers of various forms. Whether that be how much time you have before your project deadline, or how many calories are in that slice of pizza, numbers are an intricate part of our lives.
As sports fans, we are all enticed by statistics. While they can't explain everything, it is a tangible tool that can help identify a team or player's strengths and weaknesses. As many would say—you can't argue with statistics.
On the other hand, ratings and rankings are always a very debatable issue.
Every year, EA Sports' Madden NFL, the popular video game franchise, comes out with a "deeper" edition. Accompanying it, comes updated rosters with newly revised player ratings.
Gradually, the company is releasing team-by-team ratings in order to maintain the suspense. For some strange reason, these mere ratings are already amongst the hottest discussion topics in the football world.
In fact, ESPN, the so-called world wide leader in sports, has their own articles being published on the matter. Honestly, is there nothing better to talk about?
Nonetheless, here are my evaluations of Madden 11's ratings for the San Francisco 49ers.