The NEW Odd-Numbered Year Theory

Bringing Order to Chaos

After the new Millennium began, the Spurs ended the Laker's bid for a four-peat, and started winning rings (as was popular to say at the time) every odd-numbered year (ONY) until Manu's injury forced him to miss the '09 playoffs and the run ended, or did it? Sometimes the answer to a problem can only be solved by gaining a better perspective. How you look at a problem is often times trumped by WHERE you view it FROM.

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via buzopics on Flickr

What appears at first to be a random scattering of data points can be revealed as a wonderful design; full of beauty and promise. If we think outside of the box of the current Millennium, we see that the Spurs won rings in '99, '03, '05, and '07, which we can examine mathematically, as a series spread out across the past 12 years. :

CHAMPIONSHIP in ‘99

three

years

off

CHAMPIONSHIP in ‘03

off-year

CHAMPIONSHIP in ‘05

off-year

CHAMPIONSHIP in ‘07

three

years

off

Which brings us to 2011

The pattern kind of jumps out at you, doesn't it?

This year (the 13th year of the series) is an odd-numbered year, of course, but with two non-championship ONY since '99, this year's significance is revealed when viewing the symmetry of the whole system. So, what do you think now: is 2011 a good year to get ring number 5 for Duncan?

5 in 11

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via Dricker94 on Flickr

The best thing about such a series, is that after it runs its course ... it repeats.

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