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This year's annual mantra: Get 1% better every day

David B. : 8/5/2017 10:26 am
Um, has anyone run the math on this? Cause this is some Yogi Berra-like shit.

If I'm not mistaken this would mean that EVERY player on the team who meets that goal will be 100% better than they were last year in 100 days -- around mid season.

This would essentially double everyone's statistics. For example to be 100% better:

Eli would throw for 60+ TD and 8000+ yards
Beckham would have 20+ TDs and 2800+ yards
Landon Collins would have 10 INTs
Nat Berhe would have 4 concussions, etc.

Even getting 50% better, the stats would be rather unrealistic. I wonder if this has occurred to anyone on the team yet?

Goals are lovely and all, but I think football guys should maybe stick with NON math-based motivators. Like Talk is Cheap, Play the Game.


Obviously they rounded up  
jcn56 : 8/5/2017 10:43 am : link
the question is, from what?
Methinks you're reading a bit too much in to this...  
okiegiant : 8/5/2017 10:43 am : link
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While these goals are highly improbable  
larryflower37 : 8/5/2017 11:07 am : link
That are not impossible.
Since you only think analytical it prohibites you from dreaming big.

Now go get your shine box
Is this serious?  
annexOPR : 8/5/2017 11:12 am : link
Looking forward to your dissertation on the mathematical impossibilities of giving 110% effort.

Actually after 100 days they would be even more than 100% better  
jeffusedtobeonwebtv : 8/5/2017 11:47 am : link
Day two's improvement would be 1% of 101%, so it would be 102.1%. And then it would keep getting higher and higher
Compound returns  
Deej : 8/5/2017 11:51 am : link
1% compounded 100 times is 170.5% better
actually your math calculations may be off  
gidiefor : Mod : 8/5/2017 11:52 am : link
they are only saying 1% better than what you are now each day --

that does not necessarily add up to 100% in 100 days -- it is only reflective of how much better you are than you were at the start of the day

this is not like accumulating interest

every individual suffers setbacks from time to time
" Beckham would have 20+ TDs and 2800+ yards"  
j_rud : 8/5/2017 11:53 am : link
To hell with the numbers, I'm looking forward to polyamorous relationships with various sideline equipment and a dozen hatchet job editorials a day from Steve Serby
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Deej : 8/5/2017 12:12 pm : link
In comment 13550352 j_rud said:
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To hell with the numbers, I'm looking forward to polyamorous relationships with various sideline equipment and a dozen hatchet job editorials a day from Steve Serby


Hot take: Odell should be ashamed for dishonoring the touchdown, which is supposed to be special and not something a guy does almost twice a game.
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j_rud : 8/5/2017 12:15 pm : link
In comment 13550359 Deej said:
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In comment 13550352 j_rud said:


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To hell with the numbers, I'm looking forward to polyamorous relationships with various sideline equipment and a dozen hatchet job editorials a day from Steve Serby



Hot take: Odell should be ashamed for dishonoring the touchdown, which is supposed to be special and not something a guy does almost twice a game.


"Beckham is going to score at least 10 TDs this season. If he wasn't so selfish he might have gone down at the one and tossed Paul Perkins a bone."
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Klaatu : 8/5/2017 2:13 pm : link


It was my understanding that there would be no math.
To those who can't figure it out, this post  
David B. : 8/5/2017 5:52 pm : link
was more about how football people should leave the math to math people. Because getting 1% better every day is absurd, if taken literally.

Just say "Improve a little every day" and leave it at that.
I just love that in trying to paint the football guys as dopey.....  
Giantfan in skinland : 8/6/2017 12:03 am : link
You got the math wrong.

Also, he didn't say improve your statistics by 1% each day. He said get 1% better. When you figure out how to measure THAT (even incorrectly), let us know.
I know what they said  
David B. : 8/6/2017 10:47 am : link
If they didn't want to quantify it, they wouldn't have used a number -- they would have just said "get a little better every day."

It's a game where everything is measured. If you improve, your statistics get better. That's how they quantify improvement, and it even plays a part in how determine guys' salaries. So I simply connected the dots with statistical examples to make the point.

I personally find this mantra goofy, and not well thought-out. Thought some of you might have too. That's all this thread was about. It doesn't matter.

If the team is buying into it, the mantra could be soup is good food or save the whales for all I care.
I think you have to adjust for hours that you are sleeping  
Jimmy Googs : 8/6/2017 10:50 am : link
and bathroom breaks, showers, etc.

Then the numbers would come into alignment...
RE: To those who can't figure it out, this post  
steve in ky : 8/6/2017 10:52 am : link
In comment 13550482 David B. said:
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was more about how football people should leave the math to math people. Because getting 1% better every day is absurd, if taken literally.

Just say "Improve a little every day" and leave it at that.


I'm guessing the math wasn't intended to be taken literally, just the message. Kind of like when a coach says give 110%, also an "impossibility".
David B.  
Daniel in MI : 8/6/2017 3:31 pm : link
Take it from me, because I now have 80s Gordon Gecko throwback hair. We're just going back o work on getting 1% better everyday. We do that by playing heavy handed and proecting the Duke. And we're going to fit our pads in there at 26 Giants Street. That's how we get a 5th trophy.
Pedantic  
adamg : 8/6/2017 5:46 pm : link
P-E-D-A-N-T-I-C

Pedantic

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