08/04/2004: Thought for the Day:
I think "chemistry" is a kind of superstition in sports. It's also a trait that's applied in retrospect to explain away the shortcomings of a commentator's predictions. "I thought the Monsters would be lousy this year but they're actually pretty good. They must have great chemistry. The Mammoths, meanwhile, who I thought would be great, are terrible. Clearly they've got bad chemistry."
Chemistry is easy to talk about because it's impossible to measure, impossible to disprove any statement made about it. This makes it almost the exact opposite of actual chemistry, by the way. A better word would be "metaphysics."
Len on 08.04.04 @ 07:06 AM CST