THIS ARTICLE is also slated for the upcoming (sixth) issue of PLASTIC PITCH. But, because of its timeliness, it is being previewed here — and I hope it gives those who haven’t yet seen the magazine the chance to see some of the kind of work we do.
In the first-season finale of The Flash, Dr. Martin Stein — one half of the superhero, Firestorm and a brilliant scientist — tries to explain how chance works to Eddie Thawne, a cop who doesn’t have a scientific mind.
Stein talks about how, despite all of the experiments and hyoptheses, science cannot discard the “wild card of coincidence.”
Is FC Edmonton the wild card of coincidence when it comes to soccer in Canada?
How about this: That the mathematical chance of FC Edmonton losing in the semifinal stage of the Amway Canadian Championship — on goals scored in the 96th minute of the second leg — is one in 1,137,777.77.
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