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    Good thing our colors are red(ish)...

    A study in Germany found that referees may be biased towards the color red.

    Referees award more points when the see red
    To test their theory, they showed 42 referees of the martial art taekwondo video excerpts from sparring rounds between similarly skilled athletes. In each video, one athlete wore blue protective gear and one wore red.

    Each referee individually judged each clip, assigning points for the attacks made. They then watched the same bouts, in a different order, but this time with the colour of the protective gear digitally reversed, so that combatants wearing blue now appeared to wear red, and vice versa.

    The team found that referees gave 13% more points to red competitors, even when the performances were exactly the same.
    Unfortunately, they don't think it will be as big of a bias for team sports...
    As for team games, Hagemann expects some minor bias amongst referees, "but the effect should be small compared to a combat sport [where] the outcome is mainly based on several judgments," he says. "In team sports there could be a bias only in ambiguous tackling situations and these are usually rare."


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    re: Good thing our colors are red(ish)...

    Darn it, I was just about to post this! /shakes fist


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

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    re: Good thing our colors are red(ish)...

    This study missed a few games, methinks.


    Upon further freezing review, we have decided that this play is not reviewable.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: Good thing our colors are red(ish)...

    Changed the word think to thing in the thread title.


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    Re: Good thing our colors are red(ish)...

    Great, so when does this bias kick in. It sure hasn't helped yet.



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    Re: Good thing our colors are red(ish)...

    So what happens when we play Nebraska?



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    Re: Good thing our colors are red(ish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    So what happens when we play Nebraska?
    Home or away?


    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. ~ George Carlin

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