Posts Tagged ‘Football’

25
Jan

Supersquares!

   Posted by: Big Guy    in Sports

Well, now that the AFC and NFC champions have been decided and the Superbowl is just a couple of short weeks away, it’s time to turn our attention to the office pool. Got squares? If you figure that all squares are created equal, you’re wrong!

According to Doug Drinin, a mathematician and avid football fan, here are the scores with their overall probabilities:

Supersquares Probabilities

Best Worst
7 / 0: 4.9% 2 / 2: 0.0%
0 / 0: 4.5% 9 / 9: 0.1%
3 / 0: 4.1% 8 / 2: 0.1%
7 / 7: 3.3% 9 / 5: 0.1%
7 / 4: 3.1% 5 / 5: 0.1%

Want to learn more? Check out his post here.  Oh, and no surprises, I had the Colts vs. the Saints picked around week 5 :).

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