This year will likely be the first time since 1933...

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by gottapanda, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. gottapanda
    Offline

    gottapanda Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings Received:
    +183
    ...that the basketball team finishes the season with fewer losses than the football team. :D Got that from Mark Titus's latest power rankings article on Grantland. I find it both hilarious and sad.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. Bradass
    Offline

    Bradass Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    5,995
    Likes Received:
    195
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +925
    I always enjoy his power rankings. Pretty knowledgeable guy and always good for a few laughs. Here's the link.
    • Informative Informative x 2
  3. jaxgator1991
    Offline

    jaxgator1991 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Jacksonville Beach
    Ratings Received:
    +583
    thats so pathetic, but were lucky to be an all sports school, basketball really helping put that sickening football season behind me
    • Agree Agree x 2
  4. gaturguru
    Offline

    gaturguru Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2013
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings Received:
    +124
    Me too. I think thats why there is so much publicity for the bball team right now and such high expectations!
  5. 08gatorbait
    Offline

    08gatorbait Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,631
    Likes Received:
    192
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Tampa
    Ratings Received:
    +968
    What football season? Pretty sure the NCAA and power football conferences had a strike so the 2013 season never was. :(
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  6. Bradass
    Offline

    Bradass Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    5,995
    Likes Received:
    195
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +925
    I realized about 2 or three years ago that I enjoy basketball as a sport more than football. Love watching football still too, but I don't get the same enjoyment out of it. Might have to do with the 3.5 hour commitment involved with watching, but just as a casual weekly basketball "player" I get so much more out of watching basketball. It's pretty rare for me to watch football games if I have no rooting interest, but I watched 3 bball games last night and enjoyed it immensely.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. jaxgator1991
    Offline

    jaxgator1991 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Jacksonville Beach
    Ratings Received:
    +583
    Basketball and football are super neck and neck for me, by far my two most favorite to watch. The thing that gives football the edge in my book, is how stressful BBall can be. Such a stressful game to watch, especially thinking back to how last year's team played down the stretch in games, it was so stressful to sit through. As a fan of college bball, the rules are getting on my nerves, i hate the inconsistent refereeing, and dragging out the last 2 minutes of a basketball game are dreadful. But thats being very nit-picky
  8. Bradass
    Offline

    Bradass Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    5,995
    Likes Received:
    195
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +925
    And I would argue that football is exponentially more stressful for me because a single loss is usually enough to derail a team's championship hopes. Each game is so much more important...I think a huge reason the 11-2 football season 2 years ago was not that enjoyable for people was because the close games were stressful. Even the teams we should have blown out kept things close. Each basketball game may be a little more stressful in the moment, down the stretch of close games, but in the end those games don't matter as much, win or lose.
    • Like Like x 1
  9. UFreak
    Offline

    UFreak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    6,627
    Likes Received:
    291
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,295
    So happy you used the record of 11-2. I hate it when people state that we were 11-1.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. themistocles
    Offline

    themistocles Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    12,849
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +462
    Yes, that is a wonderful column, humorous and well thought out. 1933 - and he didn't want to junx the Gators earlier - HA.

    Being a statistician, perhaps my favorite was this one:
    "Every NCAA team that has had the top two picks in that year’s draft on its roster has won the national championship. Sure, the only time that ever happened was in 2012 with Kentucky, but if I learned anything in my 12th-grade Advanced Placement stats class, it’s that a sample size of one is plenty big enough to extrapolate from."

    Although, of course, a sample of one (technically a case study) is usually essentially worthless, when I was gambling professionally (1975-1978), I recreated a form of Power Analysis to deal with such rare, but highly consistent situations. One is not enough, however, even 3 cases with 100% national championships would be enough to make a legitimate statement. Of course, it is highly unlikely to hold up over time because although incredible players have a massive influence, basketball is such a team game that a single weakness can cause a loss in competition as steep as one meets at the end of the NCAA tournament.
  11. corpgator
    Offline

    corpgator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    6,319
    Likes Received:
    164
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +792
    I think his stat statement was tongue in cheek.

    I used to like football a lot, but basketball is now my preferred sport. I don't like the variance that comes with low scoring sports. The lower the amount of scoring opportunities, the more likely it is that the outcome will be random. If I wanted random, I'd write a random number generator.

    With football, there are too few scoring opportunities and thus mistakes are amplified. Soccer is even worse where the score is generally within 1 goal. Basketball, though, has so many possessions, that the cream rises to the top. When someone wins the NBA championship, you know they're most likely the best. I want to see greatness, not randomness; that's why I never watch any sport but basketball unless it's the Gators playing football.
  12. Gator515151
    Offline

    Gator515151 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    19,188
    Likes Received:
    112
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +336
    As a 1979 grad I can say I've seen worse.
  13. tilly
    Online

    tilly Superhero Moderator VIP Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Messages:
    22,207
    Likes Received:
    1,964
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Wilmington, NC via FLA
    Ratings Received:
    +6,349
    You lost me....at "hilarious".
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. gottapanda
    Offline

    gottapanda Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings Received:
    +183
    I hear you. How could one possibly have a sense of humor about something so serious, so deadly important, as college football? Preposterous! Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go back to grumbling and shuffling around the room while staring at the floor.
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. gatordavisl
    Offline

    gatordavisl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    11,750
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +2,359
    I don't find basketball stressful, but the pace of the game elevates one's emotions. But I love the up and down nature of the game, with its potentially rapid momentum swings; not to mention the high-flying athleticism of the players. I'm a football junky too. LOVED the 11-2 season and don't understand how people did not enjoy that team's success, but to each their own. Back to hoops: NCAA tournament is the greatest event in sports, imo.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. ThePlayer
    Offline

    ThePlayer VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    28,376
    Likes Received:
    526
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +2,427
    That disgraceful little statistic is more pathetic than anyone can imagine.
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  17. tilly
    Online

    tilly Superhero Moderator VIP Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Messages:
    22,207
    Likes Received:
    1,964
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Wilmington, NC via FLA
    Ratings Received:
    +6,349
    LOL...It was a joke dude. I'm one of the "sunshine pumpers" (or so I'm told), when it comes to our football program.
    Havent missed a minute of sleep over a kids playing a game.
    • Like Like x 1
  18. outbackjack
    Offline

    outbackjack Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,422
    Likes Received:
    357
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,050
    Or beautiful....for hoops at least.
    • Agree Agree x 2
  19. gottapanda
    Offline

    gottapanda Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings Received:
    +183
    Mine too. Probably should have thrown a smiley in there.
    • Like Like x 1
  20. tilly
    Online

    tilly Superhero Moderator VIP Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Messages:
    22,207
    Likes Received:
    1,964
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Wilmington, NC via FLA
    Ratings Received:
    +6,349
    @gottapanda Gotcha. Here are a couple smileys for us both: ;);)

Share This Page