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    Wednesday, June 05, 2002  

    Sophia Returns

    I don't have an excuse for not writing the last couple of days. The new computer. Last minute chores before Sophia returned. World Cup on TiVo in the morning and after work. A new Palm to distract me. Playing with the cats. A late night at work.

    The US soccer team beat Portugal this morning 3-2. The game was excellent and I didn't realize how much I wanted the US to win until I felt extremely nervous the second half as they basically went into a defensive shell and deflected attack after attack. I tried to do the math on all possible variations in a round-robin tournament with 4 teams, Win-Loss-Tie. The team names don't matter. Just the results. I won't include the whole thing here...

    2 teams. Win or Loss or Tie (1 game in tournament)
    A W1 L0 T0 B W0 L1 T0
    A W0 L0 T1 B W0 L1 T1

    3 teams. Win or Loss (3 games in tournament)
    A W2 L0 B W1 L1 C W0 L2
    A W1 L1 B W1 L1 C W1 L1

    3 teams. Win or Loss or Tie (3 games in tournament)
    A W2 L0 T0 B W1 L1 T0 C W0 L2 T0
    A W2 L0 T0 B W0 L1 T1 C W0 L1 T1
    A W1 L0 T1 B W1 L0 T1 C W0 L2 T0
    A W1 L0 T1 B W0 L0 T2 C W0 L1 T1
    A W1 L1 T0 B W1 L1 T0 C W1 L1 T0
    A W0 L0 T2 B W0 L0 T2 C W0 L0 T2

    Someone show me the combinatorics...

    Anyway. the big news is that Sophia is back in Napa and is coming home to San Diego tonight. In fact, it is time for me to consider going to the airport real soon.

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