Here’s a quickie, courtesy of Mr. Big.
SEN, a sports radio station, has an article up today, on the performance of lower ranked teams in the AFL semi-finals. The article first notes that, over the last ten years, the results aren’t all that bad:
Over the last 10 years, the lower ranked team holds a[n] 8-12 win-loss record which does give both the Giants and Blues somewhat of a fighting chance.
But, recent news is not so good: Continue reading “Giant Reporting Blues”
Ed Barbeau, who is possibly a little exhausted from the doomsaying on this blog, has pointed out to us a recent BBC article on the birthday paradox. By mathematician Kit Yates, the article is framed around matching soccer players’ birthdays at the recent Women’s World Cup. There’s nothing grandly original about Yates’s article but it’s very nicely done, and it may form the basis of a good classroom discussion and/or assignment.
Regular doomsday programming will continue tomorrow. Continue reading “Kicking Around the Birthday Paradox”
Just a quick one. Not really a PoSWW, but it’s some kind of proof, and it involves stupidity. Continue reading “Probability Goes to the Dogs”