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Old 05-16-2011, 06:49 AM   #31
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Let your imagination run riot and all.

Kids like us were/are the best kinds of kids. Always the more interesting.
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I came up with a fake U2 world tour with wildly varied setlists when I was a teenager. They spent six months touring New Zealand, going to any town with a hall or sports ground that could possibly be a venue. That was just the first three legs of the tour (North Island, South Island, and a dedicated Kapiti Coast leg). I finally got bored around about the ninth leg, somewhere in west Africa.

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Brilliant.
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I think the fact that I have tens of thousands of posts on an Internet forum is quite sad no offence intended there ax, plus you have a girlfriend.
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N00b question: what do the percentages on the ladder mean, and how do they decide placement?

Also, pretty pumped for this Carlton/Geelong game coming up Friday morning at 4:40 AM. My hours are just shitty enough these days that I might be able to watch it.
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N00b question: what do the percentages on the ladder mean, and how do they decide placement?

Also, pretty pumped for this Carlton/Geelong game coming up Friday morning at 4:40 AM. My hours are just shitty enough these days that I might be able to watch it.
Percentages are the points for (ie all the points the team has scored) divided by the points against, timesed by 100. Ladder placement is decided on "points" first; Geelong are above Collingwood because we've won 7 games, 4 points per win, giving us 28 points, even though they have a better %. when teams are tied on points (ie they have won the same number of games), percentage is the next deciding factor.

Geelong/Carlton will be a great game.
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I think the fact that I have tens of thousands of posts on an Internet forum is quite sad no offence intended there ax, plus you have a girlfriend.
I don't find it that sad, I still get through life quite fine.

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N00b question: what do the percentages on the ladder mean, and how do they decide placement?

Also, pretty pumped for this Carlton/Geelong game coming up Friday morning at 4:40 AM. My hours are just shitty enough these days that I might be able to watch it.
Percentages are basically the For and Against the team has scored, if they've scored more than conceded they would have a percentage larger than 100% and so forth. That's the easiest way in which I can explain.

And yes, the Blues/Cats game should be cracking.
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I hate the percentage thing, just for the record. Why can't it just be given as a basic points differential like almost every other sport on the planet? It seems like a needless complication.
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Percentages are the points for (ie all the points the team has scored) divided by the points against, timesed by 100. Ladder placement is decided on "points" first; Geelong are above Collingwood because we've won 7 games, 4 points per win, giving us 28 points, even though they have a better %. when teams are tied on points (ie they have won the same number of games), percentage is the next deciding factor.
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Percentages are basically the For and Against the team has scored, if they've scored more than conceded they would have a percentage larger than 100% and so forth. That's the easiest way in which I can explain.
Many thanks. I couldn't figure out the point system at first, but I see now that ties are worth two, which is logical. I still find it interesting that in a league in which matches can yield well over 200 points a game can end in ties. The three we've had so far can't be the norm, can it?
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I think we usually only ever get 1 draw a year, it's quite a rarity that we already have had in the first third of the season.
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Three in eight rounds is absurdly high, yes. I'd say the average would be one a season.
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re: last page. Dad made these rusty old portable goalposts that we kept in the paddock, where I'd re-enact all my favourite games and come up with ridiculous scenarios like West Coast coming from 100 points down to beat the Crows by 100 points in the Grand Final (sorry, Vlad). I also came up with an alternate universe Gold Coast Budgies team, and the ever-plausible Yorke Peninsula Sharks. Nerdier things followed.
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Haha I did the same Cobbler, when I was about 7-9, for a few seasons, ran my own AFL in parallel with the real season. I remember the Grand Final in the first season in 93, somehow ended up being Hawthorn vs Richmond and Brett Allison won the Brownlow. I wasn't smart enough to work out a proper fixture back then, so I swear that there might have been a few instances of the same teams playing each other 4 times a season. I just threw any old matchup down on paper.

Used to play the matches with a balloon or soft Maccas footy in my room, or in the backyard concurrently with the real AFL matches on 7 or on 3LO. What my parents must have thought?
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re: last page. Dad made these rusty old portable goalposts that we kept in the paddock, where I'd re-enact all my favourite games and come up with ridiculous scenarios like West Coast coming from 100 points down to beat the Crows by 100 points in the Grand Final (sorry, Vlad). I also came up with an alternate universe Gold Coast Budgies team, and the ever-plausible Yorke Peninsula Sharks. Nerdier things followed.
That's great.
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I wasn't smart enough to work out a proper fixture back then, so I swear that there might have been a few instances of the same teams playing each other 4 times a season. I just threw any old matchup down on paper.

Used to play the matches with a balloon or soft Maccas footy in my room, or in the backyard concurrently with the real AFL matches on 7 or on 3LO. What my parents must have thought?
Hahaha yes and yes to both of these. I can't remember when I stopped doing it, though it was probably older than I care to admit. I had my own world of sport. Cricket, motor racing, everything. Who needs friends

I even had my own ARIA chart for fuck's sake. Called the DARIA chart Roses held the record for most consecutive weeks at #1
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