Football Regression

September 9, 2012

So last year I did a regression on the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions since 2008 to see how many games they would win. (I’m from Detroit and now live in Cleveland, I can like both teams, OK?!)

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Surprisingly, my completely unsubstantiated basis for using a 2nd-order polynomial as the regression method turned out to be relatively correct. The Lions won 10 games and the Browns won 4.

Here is my prediction for 2012.

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The Lions will go 16-0 and probably win the Superbowl, and the Browns will win a paltry 2 games. Here’s hoping I’m wrong about the Browns!

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One Response to “Football Regression”

  1. D said

    why are you so obsessed with building regressions? they are fun and all, but the past doesn’t actually tell our future 😉

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