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dc.contributor.authorWinchester, Nivenen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorStefani, Raymond T.en_NZ
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dc.date.copyright2009-06-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationWinchester, N., & Stefani, R. T. (2009). An innovative approach to National Football League standings using optimal bonus points (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 905). Department of Economics, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1134en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1134
dc.description.abstractBonus points provide a simple way to improve the accuracy of league standings. We investigate the inclusion of bonuses in the National Football League (NFL) using a prediction model built on league points. Both touchdown-based and narrow-loss bonuses are shown to be significant. Our preferred system awards four points for a win, two for a tie, one point for scoring four or more touchdowns and one point for losing by seven or fewer points. Such a system would also make it easier for supporters to identify playoff contenders and place importance on otherwise meaningless end-of-game plays.en_NZ
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dc.publisherDepartment of Economics, University of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/research/discussionpapers/index.htmlen_NZ
dc.subjectsports predictionsen_NZ
dc.subjectNFLen_NZ
dc.subjectTournament Designen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHB Economic Theoryen_NZ
dc.titleAn innovative approach to National Football League standings using optimal bonus pointsen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages33en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-06-01 21:29:51en_NZ
otago.schoolDepartment of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints904en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsEconomicsen_NZ
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