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Jun 11 2010

World Cup: Day 1

To give you an idea how accurate predictions are for the world cup, compare this post to what has happened today. Right now, Mexico and S. Africa are technically in the lead in Group A. Both games (Mex v S.Af, Uru v Fra) ended in ties, but since both Mexico and South Africa have scored …

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Jun 10 2010

World Cup Polls!

An important part of the World Cup is picking teams you will cheer for and, even more fun, who you will cheer against.  My own prejudices are revealed in the polls below.  The system is complicated, but basically it goes as follows. 1. Spain because they’ve never won and they’re really good this year, and …

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Jun 10 2010

World Cup: Fun with Excel

First, here’s the link to the spreadsheet on Google Docs should you want to play. Basically what I did is make a spreadsheet predicting the winners based solely on their FIFA rank.  It should be immediately noted that, in the past, FIFA rank has meant nothing.  The World Cup is high stakes game playing, and …

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Jun 09 2010

World Cup: Links

I’m sure you Americans (aka 90% of my readership) are like in total hate with me right now.  I’m sorry, this link is for you. For you other crazy kids, I’ve got the super awesome calendar.  Seriously, it’s super cool, the information is so organized and sane, yet visually pleasing. Then there’s this: Running a …

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Jun 09 2010

World Cup: Ashley Recommends These Games

Let us pretend I’ve spent no time on this and am merely grabbing some things out of a random hat.  The following are 6 games over the next few weeks that I think will be entertaining, in order of appearance, all times PST. 6/12 11:30 England (8) v USA (14) England is hungry for another …

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