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Thursday, March 27, 2014

How Many Possible NCAA Brackets Are There? Over NINE QUINTILLION!

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From: Doctor Paul
Subject: Re: NCAA tournament possibilities?

A great question at a wonderful time of the year!

First notice that the 64 teams play 63 total games: 32 games in the 
first round, 16 in the second round, 8 in the 3rd round, 4 in the 
regional finals, 2 in the final four, and then the national 
championship game.

32+16+8+4+2+1= 63

Now let's answer an easier question.

If there were four teams, and they played three games, how many 
different ways would there be to fill out a bracket?  You can write 
them down. There are only eight of them. Where do that eight come 
from?  Well, there are three games, and you have two possible choices 
for each game. Hence, 2^3 = 8 possibilities.

Now back to the real tournament. Since there are 63 games to be 
played, and you have two choices at each stage in your bracket, there 
are 2^63 different ways to fill out the bracket.

2^63 = 9,223,372,036,854,775,808

That's more than nine quintillion possibilities.

Perhaps now you can see why CNNSI is so willing to give away ten 
million dollars to the person that fills out a perfect bracket. It's 
just not likely to happen.

Even if every person in America filled one out (300 million people), 
the probability of someone winning is:

300,000,000
----------- = .00000000003253
  2^63

I don't think anyone is going to fill out a perfect bracket any time 
soon.

- Doctor Paul, The Math Forum
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

NCAA Tournament More Than Nine Quintillion Possibilities!

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NCAA Tournament Possibilities

Date: 03/14/2001 at 15:28:45
From: Jill Paskoff
Subject: NCAA tournament possibilities

If I had an NCAA Tournament office pool, where each person fills out 
the brackets by selecting who he or she thinks will win each game, 
how many possible combinations of choices are there?

Date: 03/14/2001 at 17:12:28
From: Doctor Paul
Subject: Re: NCAA tournament possibilities

A great question at a wonderful time of the year!

First notice that the 64 teams play 63 total games: 32 games in the 
first round, 16 in the second round, 8 in the 3rd round, 4 in the 
regional finals, 2 in the final four, and then the national 
championship game.

32+16+8+4+2+1= 63

Now let's answer an easier question.

If there were four teams, and they played three games, how many 
different ways would there be to fill out a bracket?  You can write 
them down. There are only eight of them. Where do that eight come 
from?  Well, there are three games, and you have two possible choices 
for each game. Hence, 2^3 = 8 possibilities.

Now back to the real tournament. Since there are 63 games to be 
played, and you have two choices at each stage in your bracket, there 
are 2^63 different ways to fill out the bracket.

2^63 = 9,223,372,036,854,775,808

That's more than nine quintillion possibilities.

Perhaps now you can see why CNNSI is so willing to give away ten 
million dollars to the person that fills out a perfect bracket. It's 
just not likely to happen.

Even if every person in America filled one out (300 million people), 
the probability of someone winning is:

300,000,000
----------- = .00000000003253
  2^63

I don't think anyone is going to fill out a perfect bracket any time 
soon.

- Doctor Paul, The Math Forum
  http://mathforum.org/dr.math/   
    

Thursday, March 13, 2014

9 Holes in Hell

I went to the course today because it's Spring Break and the students are out of town and I had a dental appointment at 2, so after that I played 9 holes in hell.

The wind was 15 mph gusting to 20 according to the club website and the sun was a blistering clear white laser glistening off of the brown winter fairways. When I eyed the ball to strike it there was a bright white dot in the middle that hurt my eye to look at.

With the wind whistling in my ears I struck a lot of good balls, but they were all beaten down by the wind, you could see high balls halt and move. The turf was so shiny that you couldn't see your ball. I hit it straight down the middle a few times and still took a minute to find the ball. I found other balls there too.

I hit a 6 iron and a 5 iron to be on greens in regulation and they were straight and high and over-clubbed to calculate for the wind, but they got chewed up and I flubbed EVERY SINGLE SHORT PITCH AND CHIP SHOT I HIT!

I putted well. Best part was approaching 9 with the clubhouse there, hitting into a public area. That felt like on TV. I had an 8 iron for my 3rd on the par 4 (I had blown the previous shot after a good t-shot). With the wind blowing left to right I hit it high and straight at the hole, but it drew left, I think I was leaning into the wind and the wind died. Anyway, end up pin high and 35 feet left with a twisting downhill putt. I really took my time and stroked it flirting with the hole until the last two feet and it turned 3 inches. I got it 4 past the hole so I gave it a chance. Good putt, good day.

I think that on a still day I could have scored on a few more holes. I ended up with 2 bogies and 2 doubles over 9.

I enjoyed my 9 holes in hell!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

MANNING SAYS NO GREAT BLACK QB'S

NO BLACK? HE'LL SEE SOME SUNDAY!

FROM USA TODAY-

-Manning is in the argument about who is the greatest quarterback of all time. He was asked about whether, when he's just chatting with his buddies, who he'd list as the top three of all time. The questioner asked him not to include himself or his brother Eli, quarterback of the New York Giants.
"Me and my buddies don't discuss that. We have other things to talk about," said Manning.
"I don't have a list. … I feel like I could probably describe the perfect quarterback with a little piece of everybody. Take John Elway's arm, Dan Marino's release, I think Troy Aikman's drop back, Brett Favre's scrambling ability, Joe Montana's two-minute poise."-

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fluke Win for FSU


Rotten interference penalty hands Fluke State win, but it doesn't really count.

Look at the stat's! If ever a team has outplayed  another and still lost this was it! If the Houston Texans play the 49ers eight times, they might win one and sadly, that's what happened here.

Sure Auburn had some luck in beating GA this year and if not for that 'magic catch' they wouldn't have become the champions of the best conference in college football history, the SEC. But FSU had more luck in this 'win'.

The way J Winston was harassed, sacked and pummeled it's clear that if he were in the SEC he would probably not have made it to the end of the season and....

NEWS BULLETIN- Winston is not FAST! He is slow as Christmas in the pocket, no quick feet, a lumbering giant. Sure he can get going if he has 5 or 10 free steps to build up speed and he's big and hard to tackle, but the man can't dance!

Just wait until next year with the 4-in, the SEC will have at least THREE of the spots and win again and again and again......
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