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11-02-2013, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
So after 20 games they were 4th in the West, after 25 they were in a 3 way tie for 8th, that site doesn't show R/O/W, and since it doesn't actually seed division winners I'm not sure who had the tie breakers.

So point still stands that not all teams that end bad, started bad.
I have no idea if the statistical oddity works in reverse (those numbers would be interesting as well). The article only makes the "start bad, very likely to end bad" claim. Also, it never claims "all," only most. Furthermore, the numbers from the shortened season were excluded since everyone was at home twiddling their thumbs on November 1st.

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