So you’re a sports fan. Your favorite team has a Big Game coming up vs a Hated Rival (say, game 7 of the World Series, Red Sox vs Yankees). You’re walking on the beach and you stumble upon a lamp containing a genie, yada yada. After wishing for wealth and health, you decide to use your third wish to ensure that your team wins the big game. And to ensure that you enjoy the game without knowing the outcome ahead of time, you build into your wish a clause stating that you will forget having made the wish, and get to enjoy the game fresh (also preventing you from using this advance knowledge to place bets) (of course you already wished for wealth…). The Genie then asks if you’d like to choose what sort of win it will be:
(1) A crazy come from behind victory where all hope seemed lost until a massive late rally
(2) A nail biter the entire way, never more than one score/run difference
(3) A solid and decisive win, never really in doubt after halfway in
(4) A comical rout in which everything just goes wrong for the other team and right for you
Bearing in mind that your team is going to win no matter what, so that all you’re really changing is the experience for the fans watching (and I suppose to a certain extent your team’s legacy), what would you choose?