Category Archives: Soccer

Schlandizität

Let’s define Schlandizität s(n) (Schlandizität is German for schlandicity) as the number of search results Google returns for the word schland, with n the number of as in schland, i. e., schlnd gives s(0), schland gives s(1), schlaaand gives s(3), and … Continue reading

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Der Präsident fordert seine Wiederwahl

Dear non-German-speaking readers: This is about soccer, more specifically the Colognian soccer club 1. FC Köln. Feel free to ignore. I just need to vent some steam. Der Stadtanzünder berichtet in gewohnt untertäniger Pose Der Präsident fordert Erklärungen darüber, dass … Continue reading

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Euphemism of the month

Claus Horstmann, financial manager of the FC, in an interview with the Geissbock Echo: Mehr als ausverkaufen kann man ein Stadion aber nicht, also werden wir in der neuen Saison versuchen, das Pricing, also die Preisgestaltung, noch innovativer zu gestalten.

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Building a random bettor

For the next season of Fußball-Bundesliga, we’ll use kicktipp for betting on the results, as we have in the previous seasons. This time, we want to introduce additional dummies, ‘Heimsieg’ (home victory) and ‘Zufall’ (randomness), as yardsticks of predictive performance … Continue reading

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