Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How to beat IFF and Asics's Floorball guessing app


Well You don't since it is impossible to predict the future
WE just took a selfie - aka a screen dump
But it is a good idea to observe the following. You earn 3 points in this app for a correct guess - guess and guess - we would prefer to call it a prediction since it sounds a bit more on the money.

To get three points is very hard. But almost as many points, or 2, is earned when you guess - or predict the right difference of goals between teams..
No, that is not easy either.. but if you keep this in mind then your predictions will be a bit more aimed in the right direction. You must respect that a game last 60 minutes and you make a handful of more goals than in ice hockey. So if you believe that one country is 4 scores better than the other... With 60 minutes of play time a 4-0 score probably is an out lier - but a 18-14 score is even worse...  No do not worry about the comparative difference in playing strength - that perspective would say that a 4-0 victory is much larger than a 18-14 score. The app only care about the difference.. So if you find what U think is a decent scoring difference (this is what you must focus on) then you only need to come up with reasonable number of goals in a game and to us using 4 as the difference - the interval from 6-2 up to 9-5 are more reasonable results... but hey remember to focus on the difference..

Then at last to earn only one guessing point - is not that hard. Most teams are different in strength and if you only follow the world ranking you should get a decent amount of points...
But this is also a truth with some modification. It is also here you must be willing to gamble and take those surprise points. Like today. We thought Denmark would win - since Germany has earlier played well at home and Denmark indeed wanted a revenge. Nope it is impossible to guess all this. But something tells us that Ukraine is underrated as being underdogs - so we think they will beat France today. We also think France will be back with their own upsets later on. We think Singapore is much underrated too ad might bring forward an upset too. 

Na, much of this is pure luck but you have more luck if you play with the luck a little bit. Today was fun since we ended up second on this list among almost 600 guessing - but we might be gone by tomorrow -  that is fine...
As we started this post - you can not predict the future - it is impossible - but U can just estimate it a bit... 
OH one more thing if you want many points you must guess all games...

And as someone lets a computer do this guessing loaded with all background informations... The computer will win all the shoes..



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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!