Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Kicking Off the 2010-2011 Season

We're back!

It's been a long offseason, but we've been busy behind the scenes cleaning up our algorithms, holding daily brainstorming sessions inside the top-secret TFG Batcave, and (of course) trash-talking each other about the upcoming year. Actually mainly it's Eddie trash-talking me or trying to impart some sense of what the coming season has to offer, and me smiling and nodding along pretending that I understand what he's talking about (if anyone can explain to me what a 'Razorback' is, please e-mail me).

Eddie's RBA has improved by leaps and bounds during the offseason, leaving me to hunt for ways to add improvements to my TFG system. After his latest rounds of adjustments I hold a 0.4% lead over him in 10-year winning percentage. To put that in perspective, there are roughly 50-ish college football games each week; under his new system, once every five weeks I get one right that he misses. In response I've been burning the midnight oil to put some distance between myself and him, accuracy-wise.

Over the next few days we'll discuss some crazy predictions for the coming year, how we've updated our respective systems, where we still have room for improvement, and the season-opening rankings and predictions (hint: as far as our computers know, it's January 9th, 2010, and last year's undefeated Boise State is about to take on recent bowl winner Virginia Tech).

Stay tuned, and keep watching this space.