The Compressed Law of Truly Large Numbers
In Mathematics, the law of truly large numbers says that all things are possible given a large enough sample size. In what I call the compressed version of this theorem, the sample size condition is optional. This alteration came to the fore in Santos’ Copa do Brasil game against Mixto in Cuiba. In front of a 20,000 strong crowd at the Arena Pantanal’s inaugural game, Santos’ second string side - populated mostly by youngsters - completely dominated the game without playing well. However, the ball seemed determined not to go in, a goal that it achieved with the help of Mixto’s goalkeeper, the woodwork, and some dreadful finishing. Since Mixto decided to give Aranha the night off to compose the draft of his memoirs, the game finished goalless.