Tune in this evening at 5pm for the live pregame show for the Northwood at Chilhowie game. At 7pm, Dillon and Travis Debusk will bring you live play-by-play action. You have free access to all this awesome stuff over on HogoGameDay.com.
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One panelist led off with "Let's hang half a hundred on 'em", a quote from Barry Switzer, former Oklahoma Sooners coach. Some of our Hogo teams did just that last Friday with Northwood, Marion, and George Wythe all hanging half-a-hundred on their respective opponents. WIth lots of points comes lots of stats and with lots of stats comes lots of nominees. How did the panel vote?
In the wake of a very offensive weekend in the Hogo where three different teams put up over fifty points, I got to wondering what the probability of that happening three times in the same Friday among our Hogo teams was.
To reduce a lot of the anomalies associated with sports outcomes, I said that scoring 50 points was a BINOMIAL VARIABLE. What does that mean? It means either you do or you don't. Flipping a heads or tails on a coin is binomial as you have two possible outcomes: heads or tails. If you vote in a poll that is yes or no, that too is a binomial test. In this case, I said teams either score 50 or more points or they don't. You could argue that the chances of scoring 50 points aren't the same from game to game but in reality it is: every team plays for the same amount of time on the same regulation sized field. So if you really reduce a lot of variables, it can actually be a binomial variable.
I went through each Hogo team and calculated the number of times they have scored at least 50 points in a game since 1999, win or lose, while they were in the Hogo. Therefore, I included John Battle and Lebanon for their stints between 1999 and 2006. I included district and non-district games, but all the games while they were a district member. This is what I came up with for each team and how many times they have scored 50 or more points in a game since 1999 as a member of the Hogo...(keep reading for the results)
We're already embarking on the fourth week of this exciting football season. It's hard to believe we're almost a third of the way through the regular season. It feels like just yesterday the GameDay crew was nervously waiting for the cameras to start rolling in Marion. Last week, in my absence, Dillon carried the weight of the crew and conducted an audio-only pregame show and play-by-play broadcast. So hats off to Dillon for being prepared to take that on.
Last Friday gave us plenty of good performances from around the district. The panel hates weeks like that but they provided some pretty thoughtful responses for who should be this week's recipient of Hogoheegee.com Player of the Week glory. Let's see what they said..
This week the GameDay crew will be live from Patrick Henry High School as the Rebels take on visiting Twin Springs. There will be NO VIDEO this week, only AUDIO. You can access the audio pregame show through the SPREAKER player located below the video player on HogoGameDay.com. We can only do audio this weekend because I will be out of town at a wedding and I have all the video equipment. Travis Debusk will also be unavailable for the broadcast so Dillon Hutton will be on his own interviewing folks from Patrick Henry. He's solid so it should go well. Unfortunately, because myself and Mr. Debusk will be unavailable, there will be no play-by-play of the game on SPREAKER. We apologize for the inconvenience but we will be back in FULL FORCE next Friday for the MARION vs. RURAL RETREAT game.
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