I'd agree that it's disappointing to not have seen Tim here for almost four months. If he were here, he could give his own account of this stuff.
I'm not really sure what his reasoning is on the Holmes thing. He may have some. He may not.
I mean, Holmes seems to be looking amazing up in NY while Marshall has looked good, but without a high level of chemistry with Henne.
Who knows why he predicted that. Maybe it WAS for shock value. It would be interesting if he came in here and either a) justified why he believed Holmes would have a better year or b) just flat out said "Yeah, I wanted to stroke the New York readers a bit." lol. I'd almost respect him more for the latter answer being honest about what a working media guy does to stay relevant and employed. lol.