Friday, October 02, 2009
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: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Miami Hurricanes
Doesn't it feel like the good ole days when the most relevant football game of the weekend pits Miami vs. Oklahoma. I feel as if I'm back in the mid 80s in January prepping for the Orange bowl. In this years showdown the Sooners look to hold on to their National Title hopes without Bradford on the field while Miami looks to rebound big time from their blow out loss at VaTech.
3º of Loss Separation : Miami > FSU > BYU > Oklahoma
The season started off with the shocking 14-13 victory by BYU over Oklahoma after they knocked off Bradford. This was followed up two nights later when the Hurricanes upset the Seminoles in Tallahassee. These games were linked up two weeks later when the Seminoles embarrassed the Cougars.
Final Outcome: Miami 35 Oklahoma 25
The Hurricanes get their third quality victory of the season and surge back into the top ten after a double digit victory over the Bradford-less Sooners. Speaking of Bradford he will sit on the sidelines and watch Landry Jones miss throws he would easily make and in the process ruin the Sooners season.