[Ads-l] A winner-go-home game

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 20 12:10:35 EST 2017


> Dallas and Seattle play next week in a literal winner-go-home game.
Whoever loses will be immediately eliminated.
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-playoff-picture-
falcons-end-packers-playoff-hopes-nfc-race-taking-shape/

Well, it *could* refer to the winner getting a bye in the first round of
the playoffs (so they get to stay home) or getting home field advantage in
the playoffs with a win but neither of those are possible for these two
teams so ...

On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 9:40 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> Yes, it’s usually known as a “win-or-go-home” game, in which the loser is
> eliminated (from a tournament or further playoff contention).  But then we
> read:
>
> Dallas and Seattle play next week in a literal winner-go-home game.
> Whoever loses will be immediately eliminated.
> https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-playoff-picture-
> falcons-end-packers-playoff-hopes-nfc-race-taking-shape/
>
> Thus, it’s really a loser-go-home game. Mainstream media purveying fake
> news?
>
> LH
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