Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the 2012 - 2013 Season

Welcome to the 2012-2013 college football season!

After a lengthy slumber the Tempo-Free Gridiron is back for the new year, and the theme of this year is "Fresh Content." Last year we provided you with more interesting and more frequent updates to keep you coming back for more. This year our goal is to provide you with fresh content, primarily in-game win probabilities. During each and every game of the 2012-2013 season will will create graphs like this

The title reflects the current score and time remaining, with the line below it indicating the current favorite and their odds of winning. The home team is on the top X-axis, while the away team is on the bottom. The numbers are each axis reflect the score of the game as it unfolded; for example, the score at the end of the third quarter was California 41, Arizona State 38. At that time, both TFG and RBA had the Golden Bears as slight favorites to win (~55%), with TFG having slightly more confidence in Cal than RBA.

We'll also be tweeting the probabilities for each game at the end of each quarter, as well as upset watches (a heavy pre-game favorite is likely to lose), upset warnings (a heavy pre-game favorite is on the verge of losing) and upset emergency notices (they're pretty much toast). So subscribe to our twitter feed (@TFGridiron) for all that and more.

Along with the new content, there's the usual content we added last year, including
This is all on top of our weekly predictions, discussions, rankings, and complete bowl coverage that we've provided the previous years. Keep an eye on the blog or follow us on Twitter.