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tommac
2010-Feb-03, 12:41 AM
I got Indi 5 NO 1 and Indi 6 NO 1.

aastrotech
2010-Feb-03, 03:11 AM
Shouldn't your sig say "The issues are whether the physical assumptions underlying the mathematics are correct, and whether the correct physical lessons are being drawn from the calculations. -Adam Helfer" ?

tommac
2010-Feb-03, 03:25 AM
Shouldn't your sig say "The issues are whether the physical assumptions underlying the mathematics are correct, and whether the correct physical lessons are being drawn from the calculations. -Adam Helfer" ?

Isnt that what it says?

Fazor
2010-Feb-03, 04:12 PM
I got Indi 5 NO 1 and Indi 6 NO 1.

As a person who typically just watches sports, I have no idea what this statement means. :doh:

As for who I think will win (not what you were asking, but you get to hear it anyway), I think Indy will so long as they play like they have all year. I'd like to pull for the Saints, since they're such a Cinderella story. But frankly, I'm getting sick of hearing about it. I was hoping for a Jets / Minnesota super, but, well, that really didn't turn out now, did it? :)

ETA: Oh, duh. "NO" = New Orleans. I couldn't process that without picking up the word "no".

tommac
2010-Feb-04, 03:44 AM
As a person who typically just watches sports, I have no idea what this statement means. :doh:

You make a grid 10x10 100 people put their names in a box then you choose a random order for the digits 0-9 going across and down. Across will represent the Colts Down represents Saints.

After each quarter you take the score say New Orleans 27 Indi 14

so you take 7 and match it up with the number 4 and that person wins some \$\$\$

usually the biggest payout is for the final.

I have unlikely numbers to win.

Fazor
2010-Feb-04, 04:17 AM
Yeah. I just kept reading "NO" as the word "no", and it just wasn't clicking. My brain was slow(er-than-normal) this morning. The guys down at the Legion do that for most of the big games. 6 isn't bad. 5 and 1 kinda suck though.

DonM435
2010-Feb-04, 07:51 PM
As football scores are usually made in increments of 3 and 7, I'd guess that the last digit of a score isn't random. If I were involved in this sort of gambling, I'd want to crunch a large number of historical scores through a program to determine the most probable final digits.

(And I'll bet that the two-point conversion, which has only been in the NFL rules for a decade or thereabout, changed this distribution. Sometime last year the league had its first ever 11-10 final score.)

tommac
2010-Feb-04, 08:08 PM
Yeah. I just kept reading "NO" as the word "no", and it just wasn't clicking. My brain was slow(er-than-normal) this morning. The guys down at the Legion do that for most of the big games. 6 isn't bad. 5 and 1 kinda suck though.

Yeah so I have a combo of New Orleans score ending in a 1 and Colts score ending in either a 6 or 5

Lurking Nerd
2010-Feb-04, 08:11 PM
The pools I'm usually involved with don't allow you to pick the numbers you want. You pay a certain amount per box and write your name on the board. Once the board is filled, the numbers 0-9 are randomly ordered across the top and along the side. This will five everyone a fair chance of getting the most favorable numbers.

tommac
2010-Feb-04, 08:12 PM
As football scores are usually made in increments of 3 and 7, I'd guess that the last digit of a score isn't random. If I were involved in this sort of gambling, I'd want to crunch a large number of historical scores through a program to determine the most probable final digits.

(And I'll bet that the two-point conversion, which has only been in the NFL rules for a decade or thereabout, changed this distribution. Sometime last year the league had its first ever 11-10 final score.)

The randomness comes from people putting their names in the boxes first ( so they dont get to choose the number they want ) and then the numbers being drawn from a hat ( lets assume this is random ) being entered in the grid last.

So any box ( before hte numbers are distributed ) should have an equal chance of winning.

Fazor
2010-Feb-04, 08:14 PM
I guess '1' isn't so bad. 21 is quite common. Just root against the kickers! :)
. . . personally, I'd sleep better with Indy having '1' and NO at '7', but that's the luck of the draw I guess.

tommac
2010-Feb-04, 08:23 PM
Here is the history of superbowl scores .... note I am not sure when the 2 pt conversion came into play but I think it was in the 90s

Game Date Result
XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 Pittsburgh 27 Arizona 23
XLII Feb. 3, 2008 New York 17, New England 14
XLI Feb. 4, 2007 Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
XL Feb. 5, 2006 Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 New England 24, Philadelphia 21
XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 New England 32, Carolina 29
XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 New England 20, St. Louis 17
XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7
XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Denver 34, Atlanta 19
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 Denver 31, Green Bay 24
XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Green Bay 35, New England 21
XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Washington 37, Buffalo 24
XXV Jan. 27, 1991 N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 San Francisco 55, Denver 10
XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Washington 42, Denver 10
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20
XX Jan. 26, 1986 Chicago 46, New England 10
XIX Jan. 20, 1985 San Francisco 38, Miami 16
XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9
XVII Jan. 30, 1983 Washington 27, Miami 17
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
XV Jan. 25, 1981 Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
XII Jan. 15, 1978 Dallas 27, Denver 10
XI Jan. 9, 1977 Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
X Jan. 18, 1976 Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
IX Jan. 12, 1975 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Miami 24, Minnesota 7
VII Jan. 14, 1973 Miami 14, Washington 7
VI Jan. 16, 1972 Dallas 24, Miami 3
V Jan. 17, 1971 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
IV Jan. 11, 1970 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
III Jan. 12, 1969 N.Y. Jets 16, Baltimore 7
II Jan. 14, 1968 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
I Jan. 15, 1967 Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10

tommac
2010-Feb-04, 08:26 PM
I would have won : depending on which team I had the 1 for.

XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Green Bay 35, New England 21
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31

Fazor
2010-Feb-04, 08:29 PM
I keep thinking one of your numbers is the coveted '7'. Oops.

Well, anything's possible. ;)

tommac
2010-Feb-04, 08:30 PM
I keep thinking one of your numbers is the coveted '7'. Oops.

Well, anything's possible. ;)

Lots of 7s and 0s