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- Opponent output vs Michigan in 2009 averaged 124% of the rest of their schedule with a standard deviation of 0.3. I used that as the baseline for 2010.
- I assumed opponent points scored is normally distributed with a mean of 1.24 * N-PPG and stdev of 0.3 * N-PPG
- I assumed Michigan's scoring is also normally distributed with a mean of 36.3 and stdev of 0.3 * 36.3 = 10.8 (just used the 2009 opponent data for simplicity)
- The difference between Michigan and opponent's score is normal with mean 36.3 - 1.24*N-PPG and stdev of sqrt(10.8^2 + 0.3*1.24*N-PPG^2)
|1 year 33 weeks ago||+1 for the ref||
I love the ref in the Woodson interception. He totally looks like he's thinking OH MY GOD THAT WAS THE MOST AMAZING THING I'VE EVER SEEN!
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Not sure||
I'm extrapolating from a couple comments where he's talked about damaging the long-term brand. Very possible I'm over-extrapolating.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Actually I think you can||
I'd square the circle by arguing that the "legacy" uniforms and traditions arguments are a question of long-term vs. short-term thinking. If they differentiate college football from other sports consumption opportunities then jettisoning them damages the long-term value of the Michigan 'brand' for short term jersey sales. So there is a perfectly rational free-market argument for actions that cost money in the short term (even if only by way of opportunity cost). That's my read on Brian's argument.
To the extent that Michigan gains differential brand equity by a greater attention to tradition in all its forms, it could make sense to do so even when other rivals are exercising those opportunities. So long as there is a way for Michigan to extract value from that tradition (e.g., higher-value TV rights, broader fan base, 110k attendance in down years).
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Dong forest >> dong punch||
If instituting a dong forest means we have to do less auto-dong-punching then I'm in favor.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Truly epic||
This almost makes up for it being a bye week.
10,000 mgopoints to you, sir!
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Was THE KNOWLEDGE pre or post||
Was THE KNOWLEDGE pre or post haloscan?
|4 years 17 weeks ago||An exercise by the reader||
So with the addition of the 2009 data, I wondered if there was a way to refine the games-won estimate. My read is that mistersuits subtracted Michigan's N-PPG of 36.3 from opponent's N-PPG (or 125% of N-PPG). Just for fun, I wondered what including some randomness might yield...
Some notes and assumptions:
This yields probabilities of Michigan victory of:
For the 4 games in the bag, this seems pessimistic (based on this, there's only a 16% chance of willing all four games). What happens if we dial all of our opponents back to 100% of expected PPG output?
9.2 expected wins on the season, 6 in conference play. The probability of winning the first four games is now up to 40%.
An attack of the Angry-BLANK-Hating-God on the offense (or just tougher Big Ten defenses) that cuts Michigan PPG production by 25% would yield 3.1-4.4 conference wins.
The first couple Big Ten games will obviously tell us a lot, but this year has been a lot more fun than the last three...
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Agree to disagree||
I felt no emptiness watching the offense that game, just the sort of glee that makes your head explode.
That was a game where the defense was giving us 8 yards a play (at least through the better part of the first half). I have no doubt that there are variants on many of the plays we saw Saturday that end in a ball flying downfield. Let's keep some tools in the bag for the rest of the season.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Well.....||
|4 years 27 weeks ago||How about "The Real Dileo"?||
How about "The Real Dileo"?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Hawking!||
Alas, it's the downside to having a reader base smarter than that of Steven Hawking's