It is well known here that where two fields intersect, great advances are made from study and reflection. The Knicks beat Phoenix on Thursay Dec 27 by 1 with a wild shot from Smith at the buzzer and lost by 1 to Sacramento on a three at the buzzer the next day. "Karma comes around" said Smith who is a lunatic guaranteed to make the team lose as his eye is one of the worst in the league and he's become the Knicks go to player. "That's the toughest way to lose" Novak said. "you'd rather lose by 40 than to lose on a game winner at the buzzer".

How many times has "ever changing cycles" as Bacon and we call it caused the end of one day to be exactly the opposite of the end of the previous day. (Novak's game winner was a 1 in a thousand shot as he was off balance and almost out of bounds with 0.2 seconds left as was Johnson's 3 pointer who hadn't scored a 3 pointer in the whole season and was 0 in 13 on previous 3 point attempts). In the Phoenix game, Knicks were down by 28 points. They went ahead by 5 and wound up losing by 1. The previous day, Dec 27 in the market, the spu's were down by 17 at 1400 gmt, rallied to up 5 on the day at 1530 gmt and closed down 3 at the close at 1615.

Okay, I say the market moves on Dec 27 and the scoring moves in the Sacramento game on Dec 28 are much too close in swing moves to be just chance. Had the Knicks won, it would have been their greatest comeback in a 2000 + game history. Had the market ended up on Thur, it would have been one of the greatest comeback in history. And the swing from down a lot to up on day to down a little at the end must also have been a 1 in 1000 shot for basketball and a 1 in 250 for the market. The ever changing cycles of a loss by 1 and a win by 1 at the buzzer in a game of 60 jumps of a few points either way with the outcome hinging on a non-percentage outcome by the losing side must also be highly unlikely by chance. I say that the market follows sport and sport follows the market. And the highly non-random outcomes in both spring from common weaknesses in human nature, as most meaningfully limned by Bacon and the people on this list.


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