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01-30-2013, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by VinnyC View Post
Not really news. A team that is at .500 essentially means that it has lost more than it has won due to the OT/SO loss point; by the end of the season it's intuitive to assume that a 36-36-10 team is in fact below par.
On the one hand, it's "not really news", but on the other hand, people still talk using the old nomenclature (so it's news), and not just on a superficial level, but when describing how teams above 0.500 are missing the playoffs, et cetera.

You're ascribing intuition to people where it may not actually exist.

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