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Philly Sports Moment of The Year: Flyers' 3-0 Comeback
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01-03-2011, 02:56 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
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Who is massaging numbers?
Go out and win Game 1, you never have the opportunity to come back from 0-3 down...
Pitching a perfecto... there is literally no room for error (for both the pitcher and the players behind him). You can make errors and still win a game.
And, yes, as noted, you need to make a distinction between individual and team accomplishment/importance. Clearly winning 4 in a row down 0-3 had more meaning to the Flyers' season than Halladay's perfecto or no-no.
No insult intended... I merely believe that anyone who is compiling facts and figures and presents them does so as they see fit -- nothing wrong with that when done honestly as we have -- in that, they massage the numbers before presentation... to do so in a manner as to better get their point across.
I also believe that while numbers don't lie, they can be presented with different slants... and numbers often tell more than one story.
I usually look at all the numbers and how they are put together before accepting them as the answer. As you can see I took the numbers at a point that I believe better fit the Flyers situation going in... and the odds changed over 63%. At times it's all in how the numbers are presented.
EDIT: BTW, I was saying that I was massaging the numbers.
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