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Warren Buffet has started a very annoying trend

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Rogah, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    I confess: Warren Buffet's billion dollar challenge became a pet peeve of mine, because of all the free publicity it got for something that was statistically impossible.

    Well now the Rams have jumped on the "let's get free publicity by having a contest which is statistically impossible to succeed" with their predict-the-schedule contest. With 16 games, 1 bye week and any game could be on a Thursday, Sunday or Monday, there are literally over 1 quadrillion combinations. Every human being on the planet could enter 160,000 times before we'd get a winner.

    Now I realize certain parts of the schedule can be deduced. They will finish the season with 2 divisional opponents, the bye week can only happen between weeks 3 and 12 (or something like that), they won't have the same opponent twice in a row.... but we're literally talking hundreds of trillions of combinations....
  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't really have a problem with it. It's pretty smart from a business perspective, IMO. I guess if you decide to participate, then you are making a conscious decision to be a part of it. If not, it's really not an issue.
  3. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    Oh I agree it's smart business because it is free publicity. I just get irritated with the lapdog media taking advantage of the general public's complete ignorance of statistical possibilities. Warren Buffet could have offered 50 billion and it wouldn't have made a difference. The U.S. government could have offered to throw in an extra $1 trillion for good measure. You could have filed entries from now until our sun runs out of fuel and ceases to be able to support life on Earth and you still wouldn't have won.
  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL.... I understand. Heck, you get irritated at me for many of the same reasons Rogah.
  5. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Annoying is the thread.

    Buffett started a trend that gets him free publicity? Really? How? Why?
    He needed free publicity? He received it?

    Wait, really? This thread makes no sense.
  6. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    Then feel free to shut your piehole and leave it. (But wow, you really are butthurt from the other thread, huh?)
    Anyone not living in a cave last month knows exactly what I am talking about. Read the news every once in a while.
  7. Sarge

    Sarge Happy Holidays Staff Member

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    Keep it civil please.
  8. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Lmao... Be nice....

    "Consider yourself sucked" - Bill Parcells

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