# thanksgiving football synchronicity

The scores of the two games happening right now:

USC 37
AZ St 17

IND: 31
ATL: 13

What am I missing?

I’m scratching my head trying to figure this out, too. It’s like some sort of IQ “find the pattern” test question. I see lots of 1s, 3s, and 7s, but that’s about it. Plus USC is #11 and ASU is #7.

I see the pattern, but you’re mistaken. Here’s what you’re looking at:
USC = 37 (-6) = 31 = IND
AZSt = 17 (-4) = 13 = ATL

If ATL had a score of 11 (or AZ was 19) you’d have x-6, which would be a closer match. But even that’s hardly unusual; football scores change all the time, and there are many football games broadcast every week.

Sorry, but there’s no synchronicity here. It barely even counts as apophenia.

Cool word.

Um, maybe. And then again, the dictionary doesn’t seem to recognize it at all. Perhaps KGS could explain what it means? :dubious:

It’s the name given to the human tendency to spot non-existent patterns in random data. Example would be lottery shows going on about how numbers in the 40s have occurred more often during full moons, or continuing on the moon theme, our predilection for seeing faces in the moon/clouds/Mars. Our interpretation of Rorschach blots is also a kind of apophenia.

Ah, cool, thanks. Wonder why the dictionary is missing it? :eek:

I get it! In both games, the team that won had more points than the team that didn’t win.