Simulating outcomes

As expected the recursion at the core was fun and a little bit magical: For the faked outcomes we use the very scorigami-ish score of 55-4. Obviously since margins of victory matter in our final tiebreaker system we can either go crazy and simulate many different scores or just pick one for the enumeration. Here’s… Continue reading Simulating outcomes

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Meaningful games in November

Mea culpa in not realizing last week that SDSU’s “home” game was actually played in Carson. That’s (partially) why the line didn’t reflect a true home field advantage for SDSU and indeed it moved more toward Fresno at game time and Fresno did win convincingly. Gambling advice is for entertainment only! Fresno and San Diego… Continue reading Meaningful games in November

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command line params

For too long I’ve been letting the main executable limp along in “developer mode,” where you have to edit the file to change some params. I bit the bullet and read up on python3 argument parsing and of course it wasn’t that bad. Here’s the diff. I used the argparse module, billed in the official… Continue reading command line params

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MCC Gameday is going to San Diego

I have probably spent about 17 minutes of my life total actually watching College Gameday and many hours reading commentary and reaction about where they have picked the next site to be. Not surprisingly, I find a semi-arbitrary third-party decision awarding some trivial crown based on week-to-week results and behind-the-scenes intrigue compelling. Before we get… Continue reading MCC Gameday is going to San Diego

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1958 Cal vs. Pacific

It’s an inescapable fact of California (the state) football that the last time California (the school) went to a Rose Bowl was January 1, 1959. (There was some unpleasantness in 2004.) Since that 1958 season was something of a high water mark for Cal surely they must have won the Mythical California Cup that year… Continue reading 1958 Cal vs. Pacific

Utah has a boot

Very excited to learn about the Beehive Boot, a physical trophy awarded for “instate football supremacy among Division I FBS universities from the state of Utah.” There are only three such teams so it’s nowhere near as exciting as our Mythical California Cup. But it does have a boot. (BYU has wrapped it up this… Continue reading Utah has a boot

Filling in the 1960s

I paused the original records at 1968 because that’s when the Pac-8 era started and I was seeing some weirdness with FCS membership. I thought it would get weirder going older than that. But now I fixed the FCS check so let’s continue going into the past. Letdown spoiler: it’s not weird at all. Here’s… Continue reading Filling in the 1960s