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04-04-2010, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by
Trouble is that he's right. In terms of polling, if a sample is random for a fairly homogeneous population, a sample of about 20 has been shown to give a pretty good representation of proportion in opinion. Anything above that is just compensating for diversity in the population and reducing margin of error. If you're complaining about the sample size, you really don't understand how polling works. Much smaller percentages have successfully predicted national elections.
Whatever the case may be on polling ...
don't think Ovie is the best player in the NHL. He totally disregarded my opinion and posted a poll. Like saying "here read this because you are too stupid to know any better".
I am sure Ovie thinks his blade pattern is the best in the world too .... I DON'T. Me, I, ... I don't. I don't care what people who play against him think, I don't play against him and it has nothing to do with the conversation.
12 out 14 doctors say I should take Nyquil when I have a cold .... I don't because I don't like Nyquil. I don't care how good a professional tells me it is.
I'm sure they (NHL players), if polled, would not recommend I use Harrow hockey sticks but TO ME they are the best stick I have ever used. if I were an NHL GM I would not go after an Ovechkin or a Kovalchuk because
don't believe it would be the best thing for my team.
I know what I see .... players like Crosby are not one dimentional and therefore
are more valuable and better players than one trick ponies. Throw Kessel into that lot, regular season he is a 40 goal scorer because all he does is shoot from all over the place.
I'm not comparing the two as equals so don't go there, I am a firm believer in hockey being a team sport and players like Ovie bug me.
Originally Posted by
Apparently reading comprehension isn't your strong suit either.
I don't see the word "idiot" or any similar euphemism anywhere in there. All that was stated is that you clearly lack a basic understanding of how polls work, which is simply true. Cptjeff as well as hoonking echoed that sentiment.
I'm not sure how pointing out the obvious red flags my personality, but the degree of insecurity you have shown is something you should worry about, not my personality, ace.
See more insults ....
I know what polling is .... they talked to only 50 players. I said go ask the Blackhawks who lost Campbell for the season from a dirty hit. Did you get that? In other words they need to ask a lot more than just 50 players and besides I clearly stated I do not care what the NHL players think of him. I just explained that above here.
He was posting a poll in sort of way to prove me wrong saying I do not know what I am talking about and what I said has nothing to do with that. I stated an opinion and it hasn't changed. the answer is always "if you could read you know what I am saying" as an answer to anyone who disagrees with them in a debate. he must be a Liberal progressive, they do the same thing on the internet everywhere. "if you don't see my point of view then you are dumb".
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