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29 Days to Football: The Silly Colts' Weather Contest Is Statistically Impossible

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Most weekdays from now until the Packers and Seahawks kick off on September 4th, The Big Lead will detail one reason we are excited for football season to begin. Including today, we’re 22 days away from NCAA and 29 from NFL.

As you may have heard, the Colts are offering $500,000 to any fan that can correctly predict the weather for all of their games this year. As with the silly contest the Rams administered for correctly picking the team’s schedule, ain’t nobody gonna win this one. For Indy’s scam sweepstakes, the statisticians at Five Thirty Eight calculated that you’d have a 1 in 248 septillion (1 in 248,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) chance.

The odds are WAY better that you’d win the Powerball jackpot, which is a whole helluva lot more than $500k. (Yeah, the Colts’ contest is “free”, but would you rather the Colts have your information, or part with $2 for the chance to dream?)

If NFL administrators get called out on their bullshit often enough, perhaps it will one day put an ever-so-minor dent in their bottom line.

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