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Nba, MLB, and NHL (playoff series)
Strange, thought I would have seen more "yes" responses. Especially since everyone assumes that here. And since scores from one game are often used as responses to opponents fans (e.g. ).
No the better team doesn't always win. There are a ton of variables that can change a game... One team can get really lucky or one team can make an uncharacteristic mistake that costs them the game...
What do you think usually contributes to a lesser team beating a better team?
Body of work, eye ball test.
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Of course not.
Who won the game trumps who is the better team. You can be better all day but that won't do you a dang bit of good if you lose.
well, unless you get a rematch that is :)
No to all the sports listed.
Playoffs are so much about momentum, any team can win. That's what makes them so much fun.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
But isn't the point of a playoff to determine who the best team in the nation is for the season?
Multiple game series playoffs are the best way to curb "fluky" teams from winning titles. I understand what you mean about momentum, but there's a reason we say things like, "9 times out of 10, we win that game." With multiple game series, that is just what happens. I'm much more satisfied with the results of the MLB playoffs than I am with the NFL.
Yes. The best team always wins. Duh
Hm, so the transitive property works when comparing teams? i.e. LSU > aTm > Alabama > LSU?
Juice, Coaching, referees
Guess I didn't make my question clear enough. What is it that helps a lesser team beat a better team? Random fluke plays? An aggressive mindset? That intangible we call "momentum"?
True, but nobody would ever say that the Cards team that won with Albert the last time was the best team in baseball, or that the Giants team that beat the Rangers recently was the best team in their season.
It makes it less likely, but it still happens. Shit happens in the playoffs, and some of it is impossible to explain.
Its all relative I guess. I wouldn't say EVERY time, but the majority of the time in a multiple game series, the better team wins most of the time.
You probably just defined the selection committee process.
No upsets happen in sports, that's why they are upsets.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
I don't think so. It determines who was best on that day, and more often than not the better team will be.
I do agree with people who say the playoff devalues the regular season, but it will also be a hell of a lot of fun, so i think the trade-off is gonna be ok.
Is this a rhetorical question? In the 2008 SB, the Patriots, who were 18-0 going into the SB, were much better than the NY Giants. The latter, however, came away victorious. If the two teams were to face-off 10 times, New England would win 8 of them. The better team doesn't always win.
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I think there are plenty of examples where the better team did not win. However, I still see people use that premise all the time, especially when talking specifically about a game.
Single playoff gms are about momentum, but playoff series are more about depth, experience, coaching, and making adjustments.
Yes they are, but I stand by the Giants beating the Rangers as an example of a team that was nowhere near as good as Texas winning the championship.
And momentum carries over from game to game. No way that 50 year old shortstop hits .400 again in any stretch of games, and was an anomaly in the playoffs.
The thing that is exciting about the playoffs is that the weird seems to happen much more often.
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