Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stat of the Day

Tonight is game #86 in the Duke/UNC college basketball rivalry. According to Mike and Mike this morning, the head-to-head record is 43-42 in favor of Duke, I believe.

But that's not the impressive stat. Apparently the total points scored by each team is a difference of 2 points.

I don't have the stat exact, but somewhere around 6,466 to 6,464. I'm not sure who holds the humongous 2-point advantage.

Just for fun, let's say Duke leads the series 43-42 by a margin of 2 points. I pick UNC to win by 2 at Chapel Hill.

Well, we can all dream.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Saturday, February 01, 2014

A Thought on Officiating

I saw something earlier this week that made me stop and think for a moment, though unfortunately now I can't remember where it was and give proper credit. Anyway, responding to the usual comments about letting "the players decide the game" it was noted that apparently the Super Bowl is so important that we can't afford not to let the players cheat. That's certainly a different take than we usually hear, but I think I agree. If the rules are important enough to put in place then they're important enough to count in every game. Why should pass interference (offensive or defensive) be okay just because it's the Super Bowl?