Archive | January, 2011

NFL Roulette

24 Jan 2011

Boys’ weekend challenge: “We need a way to be able to bet on anything at anytime during this weekend’s games.”

Restrictions: we’re all flying to the same place, there are four conference semis to watch over two days, everybody needs to be able to participate at any level at any time, we’ve only got a five hour flight with in-flight Wifi to invent the game.

Challenge accepted.

Download every play from the regular season, create a board with payouts that offset the probability of each event not occurring.

292-1 payout for predicting an overturned penalty? Don’t mind if I do!