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Friday, January 09, 2009

RIGHT ON! - [2:36 PM]

Slate [via Brian Cantoni]: "A couple of years ago, Dr. Hal S. Stern, the head of the Department of Statistics at the University of California-Irvine, wrote an article in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 'advocating a boycott of the Bowl Championship Series by all quantitative analysts.' Stern argued that statisticians shouldn't want anything to do with the 'computer rankings' that are an element of the BCS system. I am writing here to sign onto Stern's call for a boycott." - YEAH! BCS STICK IT WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE!

It's time for a real system, one that's decided on the field. It's time to join all other major sporting events, it's time for a tournament.

DITCH THE BCS! Until that happens we'll never know who's the true #1. Texas, USC, or Florida in 2008? We'll never know, now will we?

UPDATE: Another GREAT line from the article, "This isn't a national championship—it's a big-money waltz."

That hits the nail squarely on the head!

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