Assume that compensation for defensive players is inversely proportional to goals allowed, and compensation for offensive players is directly proportional to goals scored. Rational defensive players would rather lose 0 to 1 than win 5 to 4—because their payoff is higher when they allow only 1 goal than 4. Similarly, rational offensive players would rather lose 4 to 5 than win 1 to 0—because their payoff is higher when they score four goals than one.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Be careful of silos
Interesting talk about inter-divisional conflict: The problem is easily illustrated with a soccer team: