Oakland Raiders

# San Diego Chargers Fans on Oakland Raiders B/R Page Trying To Fire Us Up

Honor Warren Wells TheTorchSenior Writer IIJuly 31, 2010

There is a motto: Don't mess with Texas.

Apply that to the Oakland Raiders and listen real good: Don't mess with the Oakland Raiders!

Apparently, a Charger fan is posting on the B/R Oakland Raiders' page, and he is trying to shake the confidence of those who do not take the time to look at facts, or to build a math model to describe or forecast what is, what is possible, and what is probable.

Consider this approach to gain some insight:

I will define the following mapping. Let "up" be 3 units and "down" be -2. If there is no change, then use zero. Look at the overall data in win-loss from 2006 to 2009 for both the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders.

The pattern for the Chargers is up, down, down, up

The pattern for the Raiders is down, up, up, no change.

With the assigned weights, the Chargers would have 3 -2-2 + 3 = 2

The Raiders would have -2 + 3 + 3 + 0 = 4.

Using this model to compare stability (short-term), we see that the Oakland Raiders have demonstrate more stability according to my method of analysis than the Chargers from 2006 to 2009.

Now for long-term comparisons we have the traditional data:

Oakland's overall win-loss is .550

Chargers overall win-loss is .503

The difference in the overall win-loss category is .047 in favor of the Oakland Raiders. This measure of .047 is not insignificant. It tells a story about the trends, patterns, and history of both teams.

Oakland Raiders have appeared in the Super Bowl five times, and won three times.

San Diego Chargers have appeared in the Super Bowl one time, and won zero times.

Oakland has won three championships.

Chargers have won one.

So, the next time someone comes over here on this page posting "stuff," it is strongly suggested that you come up with "measures" to make various comparisons or descriptions. I admit that there are probabilities involved, but the descriptive data helps to establish a "core" for any debate about the selected teams.

Got it!

Go Raiders! It's a good chance you can "whip" the unstable San Diego Chargers, according to this chosen "measure"!

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