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Alicol and Wainwright Roll Over
A tie at the top then this week, with the spoils shared between Alicol and Wainwright. Although not really (other than the glory of course) – the prize fund rolls on to next week, meaning some lucky punter will probably win £20 to spend at Amazon. We’ve never had a double rollover. Or, if we have, I’ve forgotten it.
At this point NBS is looking nailed on to win the title – steaming ahead as he is in the league. Wainwright clawed a few points back this week, but it’s not looking to be enough. I’d still say there is more chance of a change at the top of the Premier League between now and the end of the season than the tPs standings. Or, perhaps that is the unrealistic rambling of someone with money on Spurs for the league…
Sudden Death could well sort itself out next week – 7 remaining punters dropped to 3 after this weekend’s games, with Liverpool being the main source of death.
Have a lovely week now won’t you?
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nbs: Although, considering that there were three holes-in-one on that 16th hole on the same afternoon, it probably wasn’t actually that flukey. The location of the cup on the Sunday at Augusta is always set up so as to make aces more likely – essentially at the bottom of a steep bowl. Anything just beyond and to the right of the cup had a good chance of going in. The fact this one went in off made it more freakish to look at but it wasn’t even necessarily crucial. (25/04 19:05)
Barnes: Thinking about question number 2 again, I guess that sports where you are playing your opponent on the same arena yet at the same time (largely) independently, as in Golf, Snooker, and Darts are perhaps more susceptible to flukes having a bigger impact? I don’t think that it had a bearing on the final result (except that the playing partner who’s ball was promoted to a gimme put – who ended up tied 4th rather than tied 7th, a cool $309,000 difference in prize money…) but this freak shot was probably one of the luckiest ever… (25/04 09:50)
Kev79: 1. Radio 4 kindly answered this for us. It is apparently because before the 60s and 70s celebrity culture didn’t really exist as such, so that was the first extensive ear of famous people we knew; and they are now reaching their 60s, 70s and 80s. Although on top of that they did a sample of the last 5 years and this was the highest by some distance, but that is largely small sample syndrome.
2. For flukes to make a major difference you’d think that possession or momentum would need to be major factors. With snooker you have sole, uninterrupted ownership of the table for as long as you don’t miss, so flukes are more crucial. Most sports are more to-and-fro, with both sides having the ability to be involved (e.g. through successful tackling) so presumably any one fluke will have smaller impact?!
3. Like my brother, I suspect it is a soft toy given to me when I was born. I’m not sure I own anything that pre-dates my birth.
4. Definitely not. Especially with the advent of the extra large club stadia. By the beginning of next season The Emirates, Old Trafford, The Etihad, Anfield and St James’ Park will all have capacities of over 55,000. We’re not exactly talking Villa Park, The City Ground and The Baseball Ground any more.
5. I never really got into Prince, although I believe it is sacrilege to say so these days. I was a bit too young, he was – like Michael Jackson – past his peak by the time I got into music. (24/04 16:29)
And don’t forget Alan Rickman and ex WWE women’s wrestler Chyna, it’s been a bad year to be famous/infamous. Strange occurrences, the cancers, the tumours, the drugs overdoses, and the unknown, all very sad really.
I think you said it, ‘rub of the green’, Golf, surely luck plays a damn high percentage in that. I know golfers are very good at judging distance, spin, swing, swerve, lay and other phrases I don’t clearly understand but surely hitting a divot on the fairway, plopping it in a lake or sand trap surely adds to the fluke levels.
My grandad’s tobacco tin from WW2. Battered tatty piece of tin, but it means the world to me! Plus I have a collection of football tickets from my other grandad, the stand out being a 1934 FA Cup final ticket, so technically that may be the oldest doing the math.
Man City 2, Portsmouth 1 BTW.
No, get back to more regional specific choices, and neutral.
i.e. Palace vs Watford – Wembley is fine, or Emirates, or Olympic Stadium from next year would be good.
But Man Utd vs Everton surely they can get to Etihad, Anfield or even Villa Park a lot easier / better. I understand why Anfield and Etihad may be challenging choices this year!
But then part of me appreciates it may be a once in a season opportunity for players to play at Wembley, but then it takes away from appearing there in the final. Like Natalie Imbruglia, I am torn.
Great tune and he did write some belters, 1999 is probably my favourite but Alphabet St, Red Corvette, Raspberry Beret all have their place in the pop rock cannon (24/04 09:43)
Stevemanics: If I hadn’t changed my mind on Man City, from 4-0 to 3-0, I’d currently have every Premier League game dead on. Of course, by the end of the second half I probably won’t have any. (23/04 15:46)