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"Was Hoke’s decision the correct one? Absolutely, and it’s not even close. You’re weighing the probability of winning by converting from two yards out versus the probability of winning in one or more overtimes, and the former is clearly greater than the latter. Michigan were 17-point underdogs heading into the game, and if you’re a massive favorite, your advantage is more likely to show over a larger sample than it is over a very small one. Bringing the game down to a single play increases the variance of outcomes, which is of huge value to the underdog. Even if the pregame spread overstated the difference in play between the two teams, Michigan would have unquestionably been comfortable underdogs heading into overtime, which would likely take place over 15 plays or more. When you compare that to the likelihood that Michigan would convert a two-pointer, it’s a no-brainer. Their chances of converting from two yards out (if we assume they don’t allow Ohio State to score in the subsequent 32 seconds) are far higher than their chances of winning an even game in overtime, especially given the relative strengths of their team. Michigan’s defense had basically been run over by the Ohio State rushing attack all day, with Carlos Hyde & Co. combining for 393 yards on 46 carries. Ohio State punted just three times all day. And Michigan’s offense had been brilliant, too, with Gardner going 32-of-45 for a staggering 451 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions (before the two-point play). The Michigan running game had even averaged 4.3 yards per carry, and the Wolverines had scored on each of their three final possessions of the game. Going for two played to Michigan’s strengths as a team, eliminated their weakness, and created a higher-variance opportunity for the team to win. It’s the right call in that situation every time. You can argue about the play call all you want, but the decision to send the offense out there was correct."
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring the the 4th Arsenal goal with Theo Walcott during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on April 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring the the 4th Arsenal goal with Theo Walcott during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on April 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring the the 4th Arsenal goal with Theo Walcott during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on April 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

"I’ve put myself in a unique situation where I’m free to choose the clubs I like because I don’t have a 10- or 12-club minimum contract.[…] I’ve been able to make the other changes in my bag through the first half of the year at my own pace, finding just the right mix of clubs. It’s what I wanted, and it’s kind of empowering."

What’s In My Bag: Jim Furyk

why more touring professionals don’t ditch the club contracts is beyond me. 

Konnor Fleming makes amazing game-ending catch at Travis Roy Wiffle Ball Tournament (by TRFWiffleball)

"3. I think Charles Barkley is the most interesting analyst ever."
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"Does cycling tie all your interests together? – Cycling is sport, transportation, and social time, all in one – so, yes."

Dove Vivi | Rapha

feel the same about golf

andywittman:

this is my dream backyard. 

andywittman:

this is my dream backyard. 

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