Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The Degrees of Loss Separation is a simple concept, I go out and find a highly rated team with some losses playing against a crappy team with lots of losses. Next I find a chain of losses which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt (not at all) that the underdog is going to pull the major upset and storm the field. The Final Outcome is calculated simply: Add up the scores of the losers, add up the scores of the winners in the degrees of loss separation and divide both by the # of degrees.
The Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs. Texas Longhorns
Every year Americans everywhere turn on the tube on Thanksgiving to watch the Cowboys play. Well every year the day after Thanksgiving Texans are equally focused on football when A&M and the Longhorns clash. Last year the Longhorns came in fighting for the Big 12 title but were battered and bruised by A&M and Colt took the pounding of a lifetime. This year A&M comes in reeling to the tune of a 6-5 schedule, meanwhile Texas with a win and an Okie St. upset could sneak their way into the Big 12 title game.
3º of Loss Separation : A&M beat Nebraska beat Kansas St. beat Texas
The Aggies despite winning only three conference games thus far managed to go into Lincoln and knock off the equally bad Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Cornhuskers then followed that up with a few more bad losses until all of a sudden they decided to play Old School Nebraska blowout football and laid a whoopin on Kansas St. The same Kansas St. shocked the nation when they ended the Longhorns title hopes nice and early in the Big 12 schedule.
Final Outcome: Texas A&M 50 Texas 22
All of the above outcomes were big time blowouts so when taking their averages it looks like the Aggies are going to kill Colt McCoy again and score at absolute will in their efforts to once again own the Texas football world. So much for the Big 12 title game Colt.