Is Everyone Blind To The Truth?
Remember the name Sports Sims-- and run in the opposite direction from their IPO.
Here's a snippet from their Friday press release regarding Sunday's Super Bowl:
"SPORTSIMS.NET PREDICTS 2006 SUPER BOWL WINNER
Defiance, OH — With a record
of 14-4 in past Super Bowl
simulated the Super Bowl 40,000
times to determine this year’s champion.
“We may see the first ever Super Bowl
overtime. The results of the simulation
show amazingly close scores.” The average
points scored: Seattle-25.2,
Pittsburgh-24.6. "(Sports Sims experts)
...entered the players’ actual season statistics
into their simulation engine rather than using
subjective player ratings to get the most
accurate results possible.
In 40,000 simulations, the Seattle Seahawks
won 53% of the time. When the Seahawks won,
they outscored the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24.
In the 47% of the games where Pittsburgh won,
they outscored Seattle 24-21.
Shaun Alexander, on the strength of his 29 carries
for 125 and two touchdowns,
is named the Super Bowl MVP."
Is it just me, or does it seem like these guys could find a better use of their energy than running a flawed software system 40,000 TIMES??!!??
I don't want to hear any belly-aching about bad officiating; the better team won. If you reversed all the "bad calls," Pittsburgh still comes-out ahead. Bottom Line: the Steelers made 2 or 3 more good plays than Seattle and they go home Champions. Seattle had plenty of lost opportunities... is that the fault of a guy wearing stripes???
Since I correctly predicted the outcome of last night's game, here I go out on another limb: Steelers play in either the '07 or '08 Super Bowl.
Like I've said: The NFL dynasty is shifting from Massachusetts and heading to Pittsburgh.