RUSH: So I picked the Ravens hoping the Steelers would win. You don’t believe me? I did it on purpose. You know I would never pick against the Steelers seriously. (interruption) Snerdley, I picked the Ravens on purpose because I’ve been wrong all these playoffs. I picked the Packers, I actually thought the Packers were gonna win and I thought the Bears were gonna win and I thought the Patriots were gonna win.
RUSH: To the phones we go, to Middleburg, Virginia, this is Steve. You’re up first. Great to have you here. Hello.
CALLER: Wow, first up today, huh, Rush?
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: It’s an awesome responsibility.
RUSH: Yeah, I’m glad you realize that.
CALLER: Serious topic. I just want to ask a quick question. Do your football picks count against your overall accuracy rating?
RUSH: No. Those are predictions, and the accuracy rating does not really involve wild guesses or predictions per se. But if they did, I’d be in trouble, you know, because I was in bad shape, wild card weekend, and I was 50-50 this past weekend.
CALLER: Well, that’s about what I run, so don’t feel too bad.
RUSH: Yeah, that’s pretty much what everybody runs. But, no, sports — because the audience gives me grief — is exempted from the accuracy rating. The accuracy rating has to do largely with cultural, political, and social data. Football teams don’t raise taxes. Well, they raise ticket prices, but they don’t raise taxes.