man, these things are annoying (first one is out and on espn.com). For example, he has the pistons (currently 5th in their division at 5-5) ranked higher than teams 2-4 in that division. Now, I realize that 10 games into the season (8 for the bucks) any ranking beyond broad generalizations are ridiculous, but I just dont understand this ****.

And dont say, "its statistics". Its not statistics, its weird formulas he invents that have nothing to do with any actual statistical evaluation.

Um... you do know that all formulas use statistics, right? Or did you fail highschool math? Or are you too young to have taken it?

uh really? What about a chemical formula? Not all "formulas" use statistics. Now, if you want to argue that all statistics use a formula (i.e. calculation/symbolic expression), then yes, you would be correct. Just because he uses "formulas" doesnt make it statistics.

uh really? What about a chemical formula? Not all "formulas" use statistics. Now, if you want to argue that all statistics use a formula (i.e. calculation/symbolic expression), then yes, you would be correct. Just because he uses "formulas" doesnt make it statistics.

You are correct . All formulas are not statistics. But statistics use formulas.

There's a difference.

Now, Hollinger uses a formula based on statistics (which use formulas) to create his rankings. Make sense?

Looks pretty close to me, except for a few strange ones?....maybe the Jazz should be higher. Top 15....Thunder to high for sure, Lakers and Orlando to low?

Last edited by flintstone : 11-17-2009 at 06:56 PM.

uh really? What about a chemical formula? Not all "formulas" use statistics. Now, if you want to argue that all statistics use a formula (i.e. calculation/symbolic expression), then yes, you would be correct. Just because he uses "formulas" doesnt make it statistics.

Bwahahahaha!

So what chemical formula do you suspect Hollinger is using to generate his rankings? My money is on the formula for beta decay... he was always a bit of a deviant in the formulas he used. (Although I suppose that's a physics formula.)

I'm not entirely sure what the joke here is supposed to be. Christmas decorations in front of a sign with Hebrew text?

The "Pearls" signs appearing in front of the sign with Hebrew text? If that's the case, then I suppose the joke is "pearls before swine", which is terribly offensive.