Friday, April 10, 2009

Formula Solved!! Also, Is Mitts Davis on the Move?

Coming off a season with a mere 8 scholarship players, it would be easy to let your mathematical skills atrophy. This, of course, makes the achievements of our two winners all the more impressive.

Congratulations to two of SHU's biggest fans, SPK and Merge, for cracking our mathematical puzzle below!

Based on the projections of HallDan and other assorted Hall experts, Dave and I derived this formula while trying to hang a clock above our toilet a la Doc Emmett Brown. And just like the flux capacitor, this formula offers us a glimpse into the possibilities of the future -- as well as the past?!?!

We estimate that if Big Mel weighs in at 360 next season, that roughly would mean:

40 - 360/12 = 10 minutes per game

If he's able to cut down to 324, however, he's looking at more time:

40 - 324/12 = 13 minutes per game

Mel, think about it: 3 extra minutes. That's a lifetime for some insects. That's 3 servings of minute rice.

In all seriousness though, I want this kid to succeed so badly. From everything I hear, he's a really warm, kindhearted guy with the softest pair of mitts you've ever seen. So, Mel, if you're listening, work hard for the trainer and use this offseason to get yourself in the best shape of your life. Because losing those extra pounds won't just mean you'll play better on the court -- it also means you'll get more minutes on it. Not to mention the lifelong health benefit.

In your honor, I pledge to go the gym more often this summer. Because even though my bicep definition is mildly respectable (see video on right) my abs are still completely non-existent.

Secondly, on a separate note, Goodman of FoxSports is reporting that Mike Davis is looking to transfer. While it's not surprising news for anyone who follows the team, we can't confirm anything at this point. All I'll say is that Mike is one of my favorite guys on the squad, on-court struggles aside.

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