Will NFL behold the power of Zeus?

Will NFL behold the power of Zeus?

There are 25 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 30, 2007, titled Will NFL behold the power of Zeus?. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The irony isn't lost on Chuck Bower, an Indiana University scientist in astrophysics, whose office contains books such as "The Atomic Nucleus" and whose football career consisted of a single season in eighth ...

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Old Roy

Louisville, KY

#1 Dec 1, 2007
Buy it first Colts. Every advantage helps. Oh yea, the Patriots suck! Go Colts!
Trent

Louisville, KY

#2 Dec 1, 2007
get the hell out of here.
Riley

Green Bay, WI

#3 Dec 1, 2007
I kept waiting for Alesia to ask this question: what if both teams have Zeus? Then the defense knows what the offense is being advised to do. Advantage: zero.
Jesse

Newport, KY

#4 Dec 1, 2007
My son will never punt in Madden08. And he always wins?
Zeus

Plainfield, IN

#5 Dec 1, 2007
I always say go for it on 4th and 1. If you can't get one yard you suck.
Name

United States

#6 Dec 1, 2007
zeus is on the loose

Since: Dec 06

United States

#7 Dec 1, 2007
I wonder if Zeus has an option for "cheating on" - otherwise, how could the Patsies every use it?
TyroneShoelaces

United States

#8 Dec 1, 2007
New England has been using computers on their sidelines all year. Their cameras were even directly linked to the computers. Even thought it is against the rules in the NFL, I am sure other teams use them too

“NoGloabalNFL.com”

Since: Oct 07

Pompano Beach

#9 Dec 1, 2007
This guy has been hanging out with Ricky Williams.

The NFL is getting out of control and greedy to the point that fans are getting the shaft. For example Indy is spending big coin to open Lucas Oil Field. A large investment is being made to get future Super Bowls in Indy. An event of this magnitude could pump tens of millions of dollars into the local economy during the middle of winter.

Roger Goodell is looking to expand the NFL's sale of merchandise and programming abroad. So he teamed up with Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga to begin to take home games away from Americans. Miami is already had the Super Bowl last year and again in 2010. Goodell was in Miami in December and mentioned to the media that with the new improvements Wayne is making to Dolphin Stadium that Miami will get the Super Bowl every 3 or 4 years. He also was criticised recently for telling the British media that the Super Bowl will be played in London someday. This means that cities like Indy and Dallas that have invested in building new stadiums worthy of a Super Bowl will not get their fair share.

Generally there are about 13 NFL cities that can host a Super Bowl. This is because the stadiums are in the Sun Belt or at least can provide a neutral mild climate that would produce no wheather advantages for a particular team. When a city gets more than it's fair share of Super Bowls and you start to pimp the game out overseas it means a city like Indy may get one Super Bowl ever instead of one every 15 years.
Veiw Fm Up Here

Saskatoon, Canada

#10 Dec 1, 2007
Zeus sounds like AL Gore quack science to me. This guy is oviously looking for a trip to stockholm next year to pick up his award.
Hank333

Elizabethtown, KY

#11 Dec 1, 2007
Some of you Farmiana Dolt fans ought to get a grip, savor the next few weeks because they are your last as champions.Maybe little napolian ought to buy Zeus,they will need it to beat the pats...........
indianafolife

Henderson, NV

#12 Dec 1, 2007
Hank333 wrote:
Some of you Farmiana Dolt fans ought to get a grip, savor the next few weeks because they are your last as champions.Maybe little napolian ought to buy Zeus,they will need it to beat the pats..........
Fool why are you talking you live TN why dont you just go make out with your Tom Brady blow up doll. Jerk
Concerned Citizen

Dayton, OH

#13 Dec 1, 2007
Hank333 wrote:
Some of you Farmiana Dolt fans ought to get a grip, savor the next few weeks because they are your last as champions.Maybe little napolian ought to buy Zeus,they will need it to beat the pats..........
Are you kidding me? If a 2nd string quarterback would have had some patience instead of trying to get everything in one play, the Pats would have lost to some Philly sad sacks. If the Pats win, I tip my hat to them, but it will only be because injuries. Our fully healthy squad would beat a fully healthy Pats squad. Does that mean anything come playoff time? Of course not. You have to win with who you have out there. But it's still true.
Chuck Bower

Bloomington, IN

#14 Dec 1, 2007
Riley states: I kept waiting for Alesia to ask this question: what if both teams have Zeus? Then the defense knows what the offense is being advised to do. Advantage: zero."

Up to this point (including last year's analysis of all NFL critical call decisions) we have concentrated on situations where (in the NFL) there is little "element of surprise". When a team lines up on 4th down, the other team knows if they are punting, going for a first down, or kicking a field goal. In your words "the defense knows what the offense is being advised to do."

And yet, just looking at those situations, the NFL (on average) gives up nearly a game per season.

Since: Dec 07

Elizabethtown, KY

#15 Dec 1, 2007
Concerned Citizen wrote:
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Are you kidding me? If a 2nd string quarterback would have had some patience instead of trying to get everything in one play, the Pats would have lost to some Philly sad sacks. If the Pats win, I tip my hat to them, but it will only be because injuries. Our fully healthy squad would beat a fully healthy Pats squad. Does that mean anything come playoff time? Of course not. You have to win with who you have out there. But it's still true.
I agree with you!You have to win with who you have.Last year the pats didn't have the defence because of injuries and their recievers sucked but they still made it to the super bowl.We all have a bad day sometimes,i.e. Manning's six interceptions.They are still 11-0 and the team to beat!By the way I am a Titans fan so I know What injuries can do to a team.

Since: Dec 07

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Dec 1, 2007
indianafolife wrote:
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Fool why are you talking you live TN why dont you just go make out with your Tom Brady blow up doll. Jerk
Indianalolife,oops, that should read indianafolife.Like I said get a GRIP!
Trent

Louisville, KY

#17 Dec 1, 2007
hey genius. the pats didn't make it to the super bowl last year. and the only significant defensive player that was missing was rodney harrison. seau is a p.o.s.
Phil Simborg

Park Ridge, IL

#18 Dec 1, 2007
My experience in Backgammon and with Backgammon computers clearly proves that applying the "real" odds in game situations is the only intelligent decision. The NFL's rejection of Zeus is simply fear of change and fear of the coaches finding out they've been thinking and doing the wrong things for many years. Acceptance of Zeus, or something like it, is inevitable.
American

Jeffersonville, OH

#19 Dec 1, 2007
Wayne Haters wrote:
This guy has been hanging out with Ricky Williams.
The NFL is getting out of control and greedy to the point that fans are getting the shaft. For example Indy is spending big coin to open Lucas Oil Field. A large investment is being made to get future Super Bowls in Indy. An event of this magnitude could pump tens of millions of dollars into the local economy during the middle of winter.
A Super Bowl in Indy would means a loss to taxpayers of $50 million dollars.

At best, the city could break even, but "breaking even" means that enough money stays here to balance out the expense. In all cases, the money just gets transferred from the taxpayers to downtown hotels.

Taxpayers ALWAYS lose with sports funding.

Taxpayers were flat stolen from for that shameful stadium that sucked 1 billion dollars out of the Indiana economy. We'll be lucky to recoup 1/10 of that, as stadiums discourage development.
Alex

Kenosha, WI

#20 Dec 1, 2007
This is disgusting. Im a computer programmer and I find the idea of teams using automated coaching quite disturbing. I watch football to get away from automation and to see what happens when men play a game of both skill and wit. This would destroy the game - but it seems thats becoming less of a concern by the day.

And this software developer has to be aware of this - that the game is more emotional than technical - that its about sportsmanship. Hes clearly just trying to make a payday. Heck he probably doesnt even care about football.

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