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Game Theory and Patriot Games

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Ok to show I don't just waste my time looking for patterns in factoring. I have also studied game theory. Not so much the rigorous math, but the protocols. With a little knowledge and possible outcomes you can make some good predictions.

I don't know if my reference will be lost on those who don't follow American football but here it is.

I predicted on January 10th 2019 that Antonio Brown would become a New England Patriot.

I have proof in the YouTube video link following. But my simple approach to game theory does not end there. Simply put the Patriots are ruining football. What if we the fans could devise a game plan that would defeat the Patriots. We could use game theory and math. It would be a great challenge.

youtu.be/SX1QAXp53f4

 

http://youtu.be/SX1QAXp53f4

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On 9/11/2019 at 8:06 PM, swansont said:
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Is there any substance to discuss here?

 

Yes the science of game theory. And how to design a football game scheme that will stop the Patriots offense.

 

About 15 years ago there was an online Star Wars game. The Imperial forces strength far outweighed the Rebels. One Rebel-based player planned an attack the devestated the Imperial forces. It ruined the game but it should what an underdog can do.

 

There is a branch of science called network science where the general public has access to the data. I'm saying if several thousand people were analyzing the game tape they would discover why the Pats always have better play calling.

 

I know they have won the Super Bowl 6 of 8 times, but they have done it with different teams, often not the more talented teams.

 

So I am asking is there a way to use science to insure the integrity of the game?

 

Something that can be measured by the fans? Probality is out.

 

I have read about people using computer football simulators. I don't know what they use. I have a $20 game I bought off Steam.

 

But I end with this, with drafts and salary caps how is it possible for one team to dominate the game 20 years?

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12 hours ago, Trurl said:

Yes the science of game theory.

Then ask questions about game theory.

 

12 hours ago, Trurl said:

And how to design a football game scheme that will stop the Patriots offense.

That's really not what game theory does.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory

"Game theory is the study of mathematical models of strategic interaction in between rational decision-makers.[1] It has applications in all fields of social science, as well as in logic and computer science. Originally, it addressed zero-sum games, in which each participant's gains or losses are exactly balanced by those of the other participants. Today, game theory applies to a wide range of behavioral relations, and is now an umbrella term for the science of logical decision making in humans, animals, and computers."

IOW, it's not about strategy or tactics, per se. Football isn't a zero-sum game, and it can't really be boiled down to logical decision-making.

 

 

12 hours ago, Trurl said:

About 15 years ago there was an online Star Wars game. The Imperial forces strength far outweighed the Rebels. One Rebel-based player planned an attack the devestated the Imperial forces. It ruined the game but it should what an underdog can do.

That's also not game theory

 

 

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14 hours ago, Trurl said:

 

About 15 years ago there was an online Star Wars game. The Imperial forces strength far outweighed the Rebels. One Rebel-based player planned an attack the devestated the Imperial forces. It ruined the game but it should what an underdog can do.

 

There is a branch of science called network science where the general public has access to the data. I'm saying if several thousand people were analyzing the game tape they would discover why the Pats always have better play calling.

 

I know they have won the Super Bowl 6 of 8 times, but they have done it with different teams, often not the more talented teams.

 

So I am asking is there a way to use science to insure the integrity of the game?

 

Something that can be measured by the fans? Probality is out.

 

I have read about people using computer football simulators. I don't know what they use. I have a $20 game I bought off Steam.

Example:

How often team wins on homeland and how often team loses on homeland?

How often team wins on opponent stadium and how often team loses on opponent stadium?

These data can be easily extracted from tables and made statistics.

Do you know what these questions mean in the reality: team which is flying long route to opponent is more tired of route. Also there must be added timezone changes.

If coach of team is knowledgeable, or have proper advisors, could reduce team tiredness and decrease effects from timezone changes.

When team is arriving to important opponent city? A few hours prior match? Day prior match? Couple days prior match?

How much of time is spend in airplanes, and how much time is spend in buses? Team has private jet or is using public air traffic (which extends travel of the team, and make them more tired). Teams without private jets (due to costs) obviously will be more tired and less likely to win a game.

How coach is dealing with alcohol, cigarettes, narcotics, doping.. ? i.e. are there performed regular daily basis tests on the whole team? Selected players? or none?

(normal football players in my country were known for drinking a lot of alcohol, and spending night by night in casinos)

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