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|2 days 1 hour ago||Yeah a more in depth||
Yeah a more in depth hypothesis test would probably isolate difference from expected free throw % for each half of the court seperately, but I don't really have time to go that in depth.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Regarding Northwestern's||
Regarding Northwestern's opponent free throw %... I just did a quick Binomial Distribution calculation using a cumulative average for FT% across the conference as the P(success)...
and computed the cumulative probability of opponents shooting less than or equal to 60.14% given the overall FT average of 71.7%. P(x<=60.14)=0.0016
I can do a more thorough Hypothesis test, but Im pretty sure the difference is statistically significant.
|1 week 4 days ago||Am I the only cynical||
Am I the only cynical ass-hole who sees this and thinks Vegas is doing something unethical to obtain these results?
|1 week 4 days ago||When you are talking about||
When you are talking about predictive modeling on things with such high variability and conditionalities, 70% accuracy is pretty damn good.
The big problem is that all predictive models are essentially extrapolators. They look at previous data, create a "function of best fit" and then apply the function to data outside the boundaries that were considered in the creation of the function. Extrapolation is always tricky, especially when you apply it to exceedingly variable things: like sports. Especially sports played by teenagers.
|1 week 6 days ago||Agreed. They should do it FA||
Agreed. They should do it FA cup style. 9000 soccer team tournament in England... surely we could get a 500,000 team bball tournament here.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"Join the Michigan Marching||
"Join the Michigan Marching Band in a rousing chorus of The Victors! brought to you by Carl's Jr."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'd prefer Gruden.||
I'd prefer Gruden.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I love it when humans act||
I love it when humans act humanely.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Update: The PA system does||
Update: The PA system does not work properly. For the remainder of medal ceremonies, Vladimir Putin will hold his iPod up to the micophone for all national anthems.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||K. Im getting my MS in IE,||
K. Im getting my MS in IE, which is essentially applied statistics. Im not just regurgitating something I've read in the past on the internet.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Correlation =/= Causation.||
Correlation =/= Causation.
Edit- also, Purdue invested nearly $100 million into the Mackey Arena, the project finished two years ago. And they're terrible.
Your choice of teams as examples exhibit typical confirmation bias. I hypothesize that there is no causation between arena investment and team performance, but I'd have to analyze a lot of statistics to confirm or deny.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Fuck you the Milwaukee Art||
Fuck you the Milwaukee Art Museum is gorgeous.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Just curious, and I'm not||
Just curious, and I'm not suggesting anything, but... Do you have children?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||ITT: people with no||
ITT: people with no experience and/or no authority spouting off on how other people NEED to behave as parents.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Does the 2015 QB class look||
Does the 2015 QB class look to be a disproportionately talented one, or am I just interpreting it that way because of all the QB offers that we have distributed?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Civil Engineering: All these||
Civil Engineering: All these spaghetti bridges aren't going to build themselves!
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Lone Wolf Mcquade: Possibly||
Lone Wolf Mcquade: Possibly the best bad movie ever.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Nickname: Lone Wolf.||
Nickname: Lone Wolf.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah but for every Jordan||
Yeah but for every Jordan Kovacs or Richard Sherman there are hundreds of Ricardo Millers and Bo Devers.
It is absurd to imply causation and say that "Jordan Kovacs was unheralded and turned out to be great...Tyriq Thompson is unheralded, ipso facto, he will be great."
Maybe he will, maybe he won't.
|6 weeks 17 min ago||I was about to say how things||
I was about to say how things were when I applied since it wasn't too long ago, then realized I applied 9 nears ago. Shit time goes fast.
I think your extra curriculars, letters of rec, community service, and demonstration of character play as much a role in your acceptance as your stats, but a 29 ACT and a 4.0 gpa are pretty darn good. I'd be optimistic if I were you.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Cognitive Dissonance. They||
They support Alabama. Alabama oversigns.
They aren't going to stop supporting Bama, so they rationalize oversigning.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||What you perceive as||
What you perceive as pessimism is probably caution that comes from watching dozens of "can't miss" prospects, well... miss.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Are you certain he didn't||
Are you certain he didn't jump up 85+ spots? ESPN has him as the 91st player in the country, and he seemed to play well at the UAAA game.
This IS 2014, not 2013 after all.
EDIT- Nevermind. Im dumb. I thought they were rolling out the 101-250 first, didn't realize the top 100 was released previously.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||You guys have the same number||
You guys have the same number of points! Stop fucking with my mind
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Bad analogy. The words to the||
Bad analogy. The words to the song arent on the back of the jersey.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||If someone starts talking||
If someone starts talking about how awesome Sean Morrison will be at QB, how seriously are you going to listen to them?
Is it too much to ask that people analyzing our roster and making predictions know who is on the roster?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||who the hell is Chessum?||
who the hell is Chessum?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Morris. undoubtedly. Go||
Morris. undoubtedly. Go beyond Alabama and look at his track record with QBs.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||1) The idea ofhaving the top||
1) The idea ofhaving the top two teams in the conference play for the title while not mandating every team plays all the teams in their division BUT STILL KEEPING THE DIVISIONS is like getting married, living seperately, filing taxes seperately, dating other people, but staying married.
2) The danger of not having a title game, as some here have suggested, is that the idle Big Ten team gets passed by a conference champion. IIRC, This is why the Big Ten wanted a title game in the first place.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Was waiting to finish one of||
Was waiting to finish one of my bottles of scotch before opening a new one. Accomploshied that last night. Help decide which bottle I should open:
1) Lagavulin 12 year, 2013 edition
2) Bruichladdich Laddie 10
3) Laphroaig 10 year