Friday, February 05, 2010

Tie-Breaker, Preview

This afternoon, the Scott Tournament of Hearts will feature a tie-breaker between Ontario (skipped by Krista McCarville) and Manitoba (skipped by Jill Thurston). At one point during the round robin, Ontario had the number one position, but slipped during the last few rounds.

By the end of the round robin, the two teams were tied with both an equal number of wins and losses, but identical cumulative curling percentages. It could be a close and exciting game.

At the same time, players on both teams have had good days and bad days. Although the teams have equal records, their performances have been highly variable.

Sure as shootin', some mediot will talk about the need for consistency from them. But of course what they really mean is better play, or consistently good play, not just consistency.

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1 Comments:

At 2/05/2010 3:11 PM, Blogger hooper said...

Just wanted to say that I really appreciate the running commentary you've been giving on these games. Here in Tennessee(!), curling coverage is a bit of a hard thing to find, and the ustream camera effectively leaves us clueless on half of the ends on all the games.

And thanks for noting the difference between consistency and quality. 'Mediot' will be added to my vocab.

 

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