It was not. I asked my colleagues if they could assign 21 quotations correctly to either sports or politics. On average, they got 13 correct. One writer, whom I’m mercifully granting anonymity, guessed only eight correctly. Three tied for the best score at 16. (Yes, Nate was one of the three.) All got frustrated, confused and angry by at least one of the quotes.
Maybe it’s impossible to take the sports out of politics after all. Or is it the politics out of sports?
Watch the video above to see how FiveThirtyEighters did, and play along to see if you can do better.