Friday, February 8, 2013

Quant Facts 30-20 (2/8/13)

The Super Bowl between San Francisco and Baltimore was truly an exciting game -- and we saw that the results of sporting events can turn on numerous events.  This game included everything from big plays and turnovers -- to power outages and momentum changes!

The power outage created a huge momentum swing, with the delay of greater than 30 minutes -- soon after Baltimore's huge kickoff return for a TD -- allowing San Francisco to compose themselves and get back in the game.  The 49ers actually looked like they would win the game, with a winning TD only 5 yards away, as time ticked down.  However, Baltimore's goal line stand won the Ravens a championship.

Our quant fact predictions are now 30-20 (60%) -- showing the power of sports psychology and quantitative analysis.