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A Model of a Sudden-Death Field-Goal Football Game as a Sequential Duel

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This paper introduces a highly simplified version of "sudden-death" scoring. The basic game is as follows. With equal probability the teams toss to see who gets the ball. The team with the ball can either run or try to kick a field goal. The first team to score wins the game.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 751.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: May 1985
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Publication status: Published in Mathematical Social Sciences (1988), 15: 205-215
Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:751

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Keywords: Tactical combat; war and defense; football; sequential dual;

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  1. Palomino, F.A. & Rigotti, L. & Rustichini, A., 1998. "Skill, Strategy and Passion: An Empirical Analysis of Soccer," Discussion Paper 1998-129, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.

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