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Game Theory & Time in Sports

Source:  http://www.sportshistory.us/uncertainty.html In most sports, the winner is decided when the clock comes to an end.  Football has four 15-minute quarters, basketball has four 12-minute quarters, and hockey has three 20-minute periods.  Based on how the teams perform up to the final minutes, their game-end strategies are developed.  If a football team is up by […]

SIMS SOCIAL http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/arts/video-games/sims-social-is-an-astonishing-success-on-facebook.html?scp=5&sq=facebook&st=cse This article reports on the new social game Sims Social and its massive success since its recent release. The article begins by reporting that over 66,560,159 people have played this game in the past month. Although it attempts to put this figure in perspective through (rather incongruous) comparisons, I did some research […]

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