Update to the Top Game Finder

I got the same unusual request from two separate people 10 minutes apart last night. Each one wrote that they and their wife watch NFL Game Rewind during the week, and they use the Top Game Finder to see which games are worth watching. (Yes, I asked to make sure it wasn't the same guy writing twice.) The problem is that the Finder results include each team's score, spoiling the game. One of the requests noted that he and his wife take turns using the Finder so the other one won't know the outcomes of the games they watch.

The request was to build a version of the tool that would not reveal the game outcome. That was easy enough, so if that's something others would be interested in, here is the link. (Note the address simply appends NoScore to the usual filename.)

http://wp.advancednflstats.com/greatgamesNoScore.php

As a bonus I thought it would be useful to include a Week field in the search bar. Unless one of the games during the recent week pops up as a game with an exceptionally high Excitement Index, you'd have to search team by team within a season to identify the best games of the week. Now you can enter the most recent week in the dropdown menu and get a list of that week's games sorted according to EI or Comeback Factor. And if you'd like to know the most exciting game of Week 6 of the 2004 season, it's at your fingertips. (STL 28 TB 21.)  I've added this to both the normal tool and the score-free version.

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3 Responses to “Update to the Top Game Finder”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Brian, I gotta know. Do you ever bet on any of the games yourself? Any success?

  2. Brian Burke says:

    No. Never. I doubt even the best, most sophisticated systems could not outguess the vig over the long run. And my system is designed for simplicity and clarity, not necessarily accuracy. (Although it did very well for a few years.)

  3. James Ravenscroft says:

    This is an amazing tool. Thank you Brian

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