"My advice would be: Get in where you can and do what you can to the best of your ability; work hard and be persistent, but also be patient because it's not going to happen overnight. I know I keep saying this, and it sounds cliché, but it's important: If you do the best job, that's what's going to help you advance. It's all about who's doing a better job, because ultimately teams just want to win." -Kathryn Smith, Special teams quality control coach for the Bills.
"Concussions feel like a curse. You have no idea when you'll get better. They're so different than other types of injuries. Like if you break any bone in your body, doctors will tell you when you'll get your cast off, and that you'll be fine. You can see the cast; people know something's wrong. But with the brain, people can't see, and often doctors don't know." -Harley Taich
"Just because I'm disabled and have lupus doesn't mean I can't do this. I want to help people. I don't want to injure people. I want to change the view of people like her who think because I'm disabled I can't hike this mountain." -Stacey Kozel
This is the series that features statistics and your favourite teams! What a great way to learn math!
Since Carey Price is off to a hot start (10-1) I decided that it was time to test this somehow. For this situation, I will measure his streakiness from this season to his award-winning season in 2014-15. The question would be: Was Carey Price more streaky in 2014-15 or 2016?
Null: Price was not streaky and his outcomes were independent. P-value > .05
Alternative: Price was streaky and had the hot hand. P-value < .05
*Reminder: Test statistic for this would be the longest streak and it helps to determine the p-value. We want to see how many times we can get the longest streak to see if this is streaky or not because our fraction determines a large or small p-value.
For this, I had to copy his record in his first 11 games (ssfsssssfff) and then see how long his streaks were compared to the test statistic: 5. I found out that 22 out of 100 were 5 or above which makes it .22. If the number is less than 5%, Price was streaky. Since .22 is not less, we can conclude that the null is plausible.
His record so far is ssssssssssf but *spoiler* he was not streaky! Only 19 simulations had streaks of 10 or higher, which was our test statistic. Therefore, it is plausible that he was NOT streaky in this stretch.
Carey Price was most likely not on a streak! Why? We need to expand our sample size! If we did the entire 2014-15 season then we could really tell. Don't worry right now because I will investigate Price more as the season goes on.
As for now, I can confirm that his start right now is better than it was when he won every award. Keep your eyes and ears ready for him!
"To hear it's something that needs to happen is a tough thing to hear, It's kind of like going through different stages of mourning. You're sad. You're frustrated. All the things that you would expect." -Ashley Johnston, on salaries being cut by 50% in the NWHL.
"If school is something you really want to do and you're focused and know how to manage your time, you can do it. I've learned a lot about time management, how to use my time efficiently, [whether] it's practicing, studying or getting stuff done. A lot of people think your game will deteriorate if you go to college, and I don't think so. That's what I'm trying to prove." -Alison Lee
"I want the image of disabled people like myself to change into a picture of strength. Fashion needs to redefine its idea of beauty and have more of an open mind." -Lauren Wasser
“You have chosen me to serve the oldest city in Dania Beach … The sacrifice we all took to make this campaign successful was unmatched. I met more than 75 percent of our residents. My support team has pushed me, motivated me, kept me, and taught me things about myself I didn’t know. I truly appreciate you all.” -Tamara James, newly elected mayor of Dania Beach, Florida.
"I was totally caught off guard [when I was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame], in fact, I had to make sure someone wasn't playing a trick on me. I am just thrilled and proud to be included in such good company." -Dawn Coe-Jones, in 2003
Coe-Jones passed away this Saturday from cancer.
"When the stadium is set and you know you have to go out, you go. We had a moment when I heard there would only be three of us in the final [after Kennelly, Laura Enever and Emi Erickson qualified into the final but pulled out due to injuries], and some girls asked if we should postpone the event or push it to the next stop on tour. I was like, 'No. We are here to surf, to do the job they invited us to do.' If we didn't step to the plate, it would make women's big-wave surfing look bad." -Paige Alms, first female to win at "Jaws" for the world Surf League.
Hi, I'm Jenna and I'm a sports fan! I've been avidly watching sports since 2011 because I found that by watching sports, I would be able to communicate with my dad and brother better. Ever since I got into sports, I've been able to enjoy myself more when I go to sporting events with my family.