Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Twilight Zone returns

Seems the Packer game was as good as you thought it was.

Game Score is a way some stat geeks look at a game.  After every play they run an algorithm that looks at what are the chances NOW that a team will win a game.

After the sack on the 2nd to last real play Dallas had a 54% chance to win the game . . and then . .

Also of knot it was only the 32nd playoff game where both QBs had QB ratings of 95 or more.  Oddly if you ONLY look at QB ratings Prescott had a better rating then Rodgers  . . . . but I'm not big on QB ratings anyway.  sort of a meaningless stat in my book.


Speaking of odds.

Irish bookmakers Paddy Power is now giving 7-4 odds that trump will NOT be President for 4 years, they also have 4-1 odds Trump gets impeached in the first 6 months (they gave Obama 8-1 odds of getting impeached in 6 months).

British-based gambling site Ladbrokes is giving even money on Trump making it 4 years

Allan Lichtman, who has correctly predicted every presidential election since Ronald Reagan – including Trump – claims that he thinks that Trump will likely be impeached.

Of course this has been the plan all along for the GOP. They can control Pence.


Finally - this is pretty funny and comes from the BBC

President Trump: The Inauguration  4pm, BBC One/ STV 

"After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories - among the most common is the "What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War" setting - but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present.

The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today's feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It's a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we're not careful."

The BBC - real news.