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Monday, April 23, 2007

What's the DIFF?

Those of you who have been keeping up with the NBA all year may already have seen the mathematical atrocity known as THE DIFF. I have only tuned in for the play-offs, so I'm only now hearing about it. Evidently, it is a feature on the Cleveland Cavalier scoreboard that uses a complicated technology known as subtraction to uncover the deep mysteries of point differentials. Now fans don't have to worry about borrowing from one column or carrying to another. They just look at THE DIFF.

Now granted, basketball is one of the few games that is pretty much guaranteed to have scores well into the double digits, but still, this is ridiculous. Even Crankshaft agrees.

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