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Re: Power Rankings

Postby Commander62890 on Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:46 pm

Ljex, I disagree - I think the Patriots were a better team that year. The better team lost, and the Giants were Champions.

Think about it this way - if the Pats played the Giants 5 times, they'd probably win 4 of those games. The Pats were ridiculous that year. The only chance the Giants had was to play amazing AND get lucky, which they did.

I think there is a lot of luck in any sport.
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby gannable on Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:51 pm

i don't believe New England was a better team than the giants.
and im an eagle fan who despises the Giants

The Patriots have become a soft team, all finesse.

They won their super bowls because of a great defense. The defense hasn't been great since 2004

The Giants were a far more physical team and completely dominated new england up front on both sides of the ball.

New England was manhandled again by the Jets this yr during the post season. They may be able to put up pretty numbers during the regular season but in a playoff game i'll take a physical team over a soft, finesse team like the Patriots
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby Chariot of Fire on Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:54 pm

no luck in swimming
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby Rodion on Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:57 pm

Chariot of Fire wrote:no luck in swimming


I think many swimmers got lucky when Alexander Popov got stabbed. :lol:
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby Leehar on Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:12 pm

uhm, when exactly did this turn into a sports discussion?

Ireland had amazing dice, and Bangladesh's drop was terrible! :ugeek:
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby Dako on Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:18 pm

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Chariot of Fire wrote:no luck in swimming


I think many swimmers got lucky when Alexander Popov got stabbed. :lol:

Hell yeah, I remember that clearly.

Also, no luck in running as well I think. So, all the things where you use only your own body and nothing else.
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby Commander62890 on Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:52 pm

@ Gannable:
Yes, the Giants were more physical and dominated the Pats up front in that game.
All I'm saying is that I still believe the outcome of that game was a bit of a fluke.
The Giants were lucky that they were able to get so much pressure on Brady.
They were lucky that the Pats offense, normally so efficient, had an off-game.

And bring up the Jet game (which was awesome - I love the Jets) does nothing to help your case.
Last year's Pats weren't nearly as good as the '07 team.



@ CoF and Dako:
I do not know a lot about swimming and running, so help me out:
Do runners and swimmers get the exact same time every time they compete?

If not, what accounts for that discrepancy?

You don't think a swimmer or runner can have a "bad day," where they finish 0.1 seconds higher than their average time?
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby gannable on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:28 pm

u call it a fluke but i saw it coming a mile away
anytime a finesse offense with a soft defense comes up against a nasty physical team they are usually going to lose in a post-season setting.
[as an eagle fan understand this - the eagles have lost 4 nfc title games, a super bowl, alot of regular season success but they've been a one dimensional passing offense, no running game, and a bend but don't break defense that is not physical. That type of football does not win championships. ]

i had a feeling the giants were going to win the game

i thought the winner of the cowboys/giants playoff game was going to win the super bowl. The patriots had a medicore defense during the 2007 season. The Giants and Cowboys were both better all around teams.

i was near positive of a Giants victory. i was mad at myself for not betting the game.

anytime i get a feeling like that im usually correct.
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby Tammy DeLee on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:36 pm

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Sorry, couldn't resist! :lol:


Fixed. I can't imagine how can anyone say that it's a hard language - it was much, much easier than Lithuanian or Russian.


go ahead you, rub it in! yes I dropped out my 2nd week of spanish, but i figured I knew all the cuss words and that would get me by if I ever decided to travel! (that and a bilingual companion) :P
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby ljex on Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:17 pm

Rodion wrote:So, there's no luck in football? :o :shock: :? :o :shock: :? :o :shock: :?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K36wgL4VLHM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNUkUCkn ... re=related

Come to think of it, you must be right. All-pro cornerbacks miss interceptions like that all the time. I'm also pretty sure Tyree had been practicing that helmet grab for months! :roll:


lol you can say that is luck all you want but luck is defined by random variables being involved, what random variables are there in football?
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby ljex on Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:21 pm

Commander62890 wrote:Ljex, I disagree - I think the Patriots were a better team that year. The better team lost, and the Giants were Champions.

Think about it this way - if the Pats played the Giants 5 times, they'd probably win 4 of those games. The Pats were ridiculous that year. The only chance the Giants had was to play amazing AND get lucky, which they did.

I think there is a lot of luck in any sport.


They played them earlier that year and gave them a great game, almost won i think it was 3 points the other way. In the end who wins the superbowl comes down to skill and yeah one team may have better potential skill but if they dont play their best and dont have their heads in the game, they are less skilled and dont deserve to be called the best team.



EDIT: Lets also look at KORT if we are going to look at TOFU, what top clans have they defeated? Bruce himself said last page that he doesn't view EMPIRE as a top clan which is kinda funny actually. Other then that win, they have no wins of note and one tie and one loss. Quite honestly im hard-pressed to find evidence for them being the 3rd ranked clan when looking at the numbers. They can claim my own biased for them as a clan all they want as the reason why I say this but if they could provide any actual reason for why they are number 3 i would be surprised.
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby Dako on Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:49 pm

Commander62890 wrote:@ CoF and Dako:
I do not know a lot about swimming and running, so help me out:
Do runners and swimmers get the exact same time every time they compete?

If not, what accounts for that discrepancy?

You don't think a swimmer or runner can have a "bad day," where they finish 0.1 seconds higher than their average time?

I mean that for runners and swimmers their bad days are random, but they are the only person who they can blame. There are no luck or something. Just who is better prepared. Of course, someone can have stomach ache, and it can be a luck factor, but overall, no 3rd party forces are present there. In the end, it is their own skill that is measurable, and clearly, any of them can have the same "bad day" with equal chances - which I consider an even situation.
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby jpeter15 on Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:12 pm

ljex wrote:what random variables are there in football?



Just to play devil's advocate, the odd bounce of a football on a fumble doesnt seem too far off from the roll of a dice as far as random variables go.
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby josko.ri on Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:19 pm

ljex wrote:They can claim my own biased for them as a clan all they want as the reason why I say this but if they could provide any actual reason for why they are number 3 i would be surprised.


well, win vs G1 29-11. nobody ever won vs G1 with so huge difference except THOTA.

25-15 vs Empire, nobody ever has beat Empire with so huge difference. not forget, Empire was #3 clan on that time.

win vs TOFU, but even if you consider it loss 28-32, if loosing with so small difference vs #2 clan, then what seed we deserve with that result? #3 or #20?

win vs TSM 10-8 group stage of league.

20-20 vs THOTA after 2 batches. dont you think that tie vs #1 seed is enough to be #3?

win vs LoW in playoff of league (still not over, but it will be several days from now, with my prediction of 12-7 result or the least 11-8 for kort)

is it enough reason(s)?

of top 8 clans, 4 were beaten by us without a loss, plus tie vs THOTA right now. what more do we need to be #3 seed? do you know anyone seeded behind us with better results than us in recent period?
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Re: Power Rankings

Postby Qwert on Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:23 pm

Josko-these is power ranking,its not related on score. its related on percepcion of other clans.
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