# Talk:Parity (sports)

Change made on 8 December 2008 - Replaced "exponentially" with "significantly". The former term has a specific meaning. Also, changed capitalization.

The word exponentially is often used in a general sense to imply a very large disparity. However, "parity" is a concept that can be mathematically measured. In a mathematical context, "exponentially" is not the right term.

My goal is to expand the article to include some of the mathematical concepts, but I'll have to do some homework first. Sphilbrick (talk) 21:50, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

## Baseball vs Football parity

"Baseball has more parity than football is a fact. 7 of 12 2010 NFL playoff teams also made it in 2009. MLB hasn't had season w/ more than 1/2 of playoff teams repeating since 2005. 10 of the last 11 World Series Champions have been different teams."

Since the number of teams is different, this isn't a valid comparison. If this comparison were done with the top 8 NFL teams rather than the top 12, it would make more sense. Also, it compares two seasons of NFL to 11 seasons of baseball. How many repeat champions have there been in the NFL in that time? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.46.212.114 (talk) 16:26, 7 January 2011 (UTC)