Let me stress, these guys are REAL MATHMEN, they are not people we made up like "Ledell Eackles" and "Tyrone Nesby".
This is TRUE HARD SCIENCE, you cant argue with it, but i am sure they will on ESPN because ESPN is full of Young-Earth Creationists who believe that Adam and Eve and Dinosaurs and Hubie Brown all lived together on earth 6000 years ago.
Prof. Jeff Hakim (PhD) Department Chair American University Number Theory, Harmonic Analysis
In mathematics, if you have two numbers A and B and if A times B is zero then you say:
"A annihilates B."
So zero is the special number that has the property that it annihilates all other numbers.
In particular, 0 times 23 equals 0 so, in a mathematical sense, if you put zero together with any other number, the other number is annihilated, but zero survives.
Assoc. Prof. Michael Moses (PhD) George Washington University Logic, Recursive Model Theory, Computational Complexity
Surprisingly, given your otherwise impressive erudition, you show, by questioning the veracity of the mathematical statement '0 > 23', an unfortunately too common mathematical ignorance. The statement (that 0 is greater than 23) is a long established, if little known, fact, credited to the almost legendary early U.S. mathematical team of Bolyai 'Bud' Abbot and Lobachevsky 'Lou' Costello:
THEOREM: 0 > 23
Consider the product 16 x 4 (using 'long' multiplication):