5 Things More Likely to Happen than Tom’s Punting Success
Punters and dribblers all around the world are marveling at the once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic we are all experiencing. The chances of this happening are slim, a 1 in 50, 60, 70-year event, however amongst all of this attention hides something much rarer. Viewers of About Even would know that Tom, of luckiest punter alive fame, has had one of the great years of all time.
Only a few weeks into Season 2, Tom is up a collective 179.71 units for the year. Mathematicians and Actuaries have come together to try and quantify the chances of this being pulled off, and have since come up with some examples of events that are more statistically likely to occur.
Getting a hole in 1 first try – 1 in 12500
This number is for an average golfer, and it doesn’t seem so high. It drops to 2500 to 1 for your Tiger Woods’ of the world. Is Tom the Tiger Woods of the punting game?
Parra winning the comp – 1 in 5-7 billion years
Unfortunately for Parramatta and consequently for Tom, the chances of this phenomenon occurring have dropped significantly more in the past few days. Tom may just be hoping for a 2022 Eels premiership if it means another year of printing units.
Shuffling a deck in the same order – 1 in 80 unvigintillion chance
Eddy has recently blown all of our minds with this stat, with the exact number being 1 in 10^68. Get shuffling P’s and D’s, and hopefully for Tom by the time you get a match he will have had another huge year.
Becoming a human being – 1 in 400 trillion
GaryVee fans would know that he advocates for this statistic. We could have been born as anything, but we’ve won the figurative lottery and have been gifted life as a dribbler. Surely that is where the luck of this magnitude ends for Tom? Wrong.
Two games of Chess being played in exactly the same order – infinite
The game of Chess is so simple yet so complicated. The number of possible games you could play gets incredibly high even as early as move 3 or 4, and since a game of Chess could technically go on forever, there are an infinite number of possibilities. As a result, the studies have concluded that Tom’s groundbreaking season will never be seen again.
Nonetheless, given an event of this rarity happening right in front of our eyes, perhaps we should stop questioning and begin appreciating its beauty. Fortunately for Sebbo, it was also concluded that the likelihood of another year being as unprofitable as this one is almost inconceivable.
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