Game 9 - March 19, 2007 [protest resolved]

Footloose and Firkin Free* 65, MI5 50
Sam's Spades 61, On a Roll* 48
Unnatural Axxe 60, Cellar Rats* 58
Five of What?# 57, Five Guys Named Moe* 52
Misplaced Modifiers# 55, Forza Azzurri*# 48
All Over Twisted 55, Clueless* 34
Frayed Naughts* 49, Reach for the Tap 44

     * Starting team
     # Playing shorthanded

Average team score in this game: 52.6 points
    Torquemada Division average: 56.1
      Jaworski Division average: 49.0


Top individual scores
Jim          Unnatural Axxe                8
Gord         Footloose and Firkin Free     7
Brent        Clueless                      6
Paul         Sam's Spades                  6
Mike         Five of What?                 6
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free     6
Doug         Misplaced Modifiers           6

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            Torquemada Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Misplaced Modifiers          *  7   2   0     568     37    59    74
Five of What?                   7   2   0     542     37    46    86
Cellar Rats                  *  6   3   0     583     44    64    63
Footloose and Firkin Free       6   3   0     558     38    55*   76*
Unnatural Axxe                  5   4   0     531     42*   47    88
Forza Azzurri                   4   5   0     517     38    50    85
MI5                             1   8   0     488     34    55*  103
Average (per game)                             60.1    4.3   6.0   9.1

            Jaworski Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Frayed Naughts               *  7   2   0     528     31    59    94
All Over Twisted                6   3   0     561     32    53    80
Five Guys Named Moe             4   5   0     516     33    51   101
Sam's Spades                    4   5   0     501     31    50   101
On a Roll                       3   6   0     491     30    44   102
Reach for the Tap               3   6   0     468     24    50   120
Clueless                        0   9   0     333     21    26   182
Average (per game)                             53.9    3.2   5.3  12.4

Combined average                               57.0    3.7   5.6  10.8

*Indicates teams in Final, and winners of Stinker, Canadiana,
 and Fewest Zeroes prizes, if there were no more games this season.

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Game 10 schedule

MATCH  AWAY                     HOME                 PUB
T1:T3  Cellar Rats              Misplaced Modifiers  Duke of Gloucester
T2:T4  Footloose & Firkin Free  Five of What?        Jersey Giant
T6:T7  MI5                      Forza Azzurri        Kilgour's
J1:T5  Frayed Naughts           Unnatural Axxe       Jason George
J2:J4  Sam's Spades             All Over Twisted     Artful Dodger
J3:J5  Five Guys Named Moe      On a Roll            Artful Dodger
J6:J7  Reach for the Tap        Clueless             Ferret & Firkin

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Analysis

Caveats:
 (1) This analysis was done by a human, is subject to human error,
     and is provided with no warranty of correctness!
 (2) It is assumed that all six teams contending to be in the Final
     will produce Game 10 scores within 20 points of each other.
     If that doesn't happen, there are additional possible outcomes.

* Mods can assure a spot in the Final by beating Rats.
  If Mods win by 1-14 points, Rats are in.
  If Mods win by 15 or more, Rats are out.  In that case if Firkins
	beat What?, Firkins are in; otherwise What? are in.

* Rats can assure a spot in the Final by beating Mods.
  Then if What? beat or tie Firkins, What? are in.
  If Firkins beat What?, What? are out.  In that case if Firkins
        in their game outscore Mods in theirs by 11 points, Firkins
        are in; otherwise Mods are in.

* Rats can also assure a spot in the Final by tying Mods.
  In that case if What? beat Firkins, What? are in; otherwise Mods
  are in.

* The Jaworski is simpler.  If Twisted beat Spades and Axxe beat Naughts,
  Twisted are in; otherwise Naughts are in.

* Next season the Misplaced Modifiers will be setting questions and the
  Usual Suspects will replace them in the Torquemada Division.  If there
  are no teams entering or leaving the league, MI5 will be relegated and
  whichever Jaworski team makes the Final will be promoted.

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Rounds from easiest to stinker

  Average  Low High   Round
    7.64    4   10    4. Ecological Disasters
    6.14    4   10    3. World War II Battles
    6.14    3    8    8. African Countries
    5.86    3    9    1. Current Events
    5.07    2    9   10. Challenge Round
    5.07    2    7    2. Superman
    4.93    0    8    5. Warner Brothers Dialogue
    4.71    3    8    9. Canadiana: Population
    4.29    1    8    6. Recent NHL Records & Milestones
    2.71    0    6    7. Young Adult Literature

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Challenge round pairs from most often to least often picked

Times   #games where picked   Avg.   #scores of
picked     2x   1x   0x      score   2   1   0
  14        7    0    0       1.29   8   2   4  Science-Fictional Scientists
  14        7    0    0       0.86   4   4   6  Impressionists
  13        6    1    0       1.38   9   0   4  Recently Dead Economists
  11        4    3    0       0.73   3   2   6  Cricket
  11        4    3    0       0.64   2   3   6  European Lakes
   7        1    5    1       1.14   4   0   3  Statute of Westminster

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Balance Report

Diff Favoring   Avg Lo Hi vs.Avg Lo Hi   Round
1.71 second    3.57  2  6   1.86  0  5   7. Young Adult Literature             
1.57 second    5.71  3  8   4.14  0  7   5. Warner Brothers Dialogue           
1.14 second    6.71  6  8   5.57  3  7   8. African Countries                  
1.00 first     5.57  4  7   4.57  2  7   2. Superman                           
0.86 second    6.57  5 10   5.71  4  7   3. World War II Battles               
0.57 first     4.57  2  8   4.00  1  6   6. Recent NHL Records & Milestones    
0.43 first     7.86  4 10   7.43  4  9   4. Ecological Disasters               
0.29 first     4.86  3  8   4.57  3  7   9. Canadiana: Population              
0.00 equal     5.86  3  9   5.86  3  7   1. Current Events                     


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Scoring Leaders - totals based on best 7 of 9 games

Torquemada Division

                                        Total
Stan         Five of What?                48    9  5  6  5 10  5  7  6  5
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free    47    7  5  2  -  8  7  5  9  6
Lesley       Five of What?                46    6  5  6  7  5  6  7  9  5
Mel          Misplaced Modifiers          44    5  4  7  6  6  8  6  6  4
Brian        Unnatural Axxe               43    3  7  7  6  7  8  4  4  2
David S.     Forza Azzurri                40    6  4  -  6  8  5  8  3  2
Jim          Unnatural Axxe               40    6  -  4  6  6  5  5  4  8
Ralph        Misplaced Modifiers          39    4  7  -  5  6  8  4  4  5
Craig        Cellar Rats                  38    -  -  5  5  8  5  4  7  4
Rick         Cellar Rats                  38    6  7  -  4  5  3  6  5  5
Hugh         Footloose and Firkin Free    36    5  6  3  6  5  4  4  6  4
Gord         Footloose and Firkin Free    34    5  6  5  5  -  3  3  2  7
Tony         Cellar Rats                  34    4  5  4  6  5  4  6  -  2
Doug         Misplaced Modifiers          33    4  5  4  4  5  5  -  -  6
Jim          Forza Azzurri                32    6  -  3  6  5  3  2  4  5
Steve        Footloose and Firkin Free    32    4  4  3  7  6  4  4  -  3

Jaworski Division

                                        Total
Jim          All Over Twisted             43    7  6  5  -  6  4  7  7  5
Aggie        Five Guys Named Moe          40    8  4  1  4  5  6  7  6  2
Tony         Sam's Spades                 40    6  6  3  5  5  4  6  7  5
John         All Over Twisted             38    6  5  2  7  5  -  5  5  5
Stephan      Reach for the Tap            36    5  2  3  7  5  6  3  6  4
Cindy        All Over Twisted             35    5  7  3  6  3  5  1  6  3
Richard      Frayed Naughts               35    5  4  3  6  6  6  5  3  3
Ed           Five Guys Named Moe          33    5  -  2  4  7  7  3  5  -
Rod          Frayed Naughts               33    4  2  4  6  4  6  5  4  4
Kelly        On a Roll                    32    5  4  2  5  6  6  2  3  3
Paul         Sam's Spades                 32    5  3  -  6  -  8  4  -  6
Brian        On a Roll                    31    -  5  3  -  5  7  -  6  5
Halsey       All Over Twisted             31    7  4  3  -  4  6  -  4  3
Lorne        Reach for the Tap            31    -  5  2  8  -  6  6  4  -
Chris        Five Guys Named Moe          30    5  3  3  4  3  5  5  3  5
Frank        Five Guys Named Moe          30    5  -  3  7  5  3  3  3  4

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            Games* Average  Deuces

All Over Twisted
Jim           8     5.88    7  6  5  -  6  4  7  7  5
John          8     5.00    6  5  2  7  5  -  5  5  5
Cindy         9     4.33    5  7  3  6  3  5  1  6  3
Halsey        7     4.43    7  4  3  -  4  6  -  4  3
Paul          2     7.00    -  -  -  7  -  -  7  -  -
Miles         9     3.22    4  5  0  5  2  2  5  4  2
Jeremy        1     5.00    -  -  -  -  -  5  -  -  -
Ethan         1     2.00    -  -  -  2  -  -  -  -  -

Cellar Rats
Rick          8     5.12    6  7  -  4  5  3  6  5  5
Craig         7     5.43    -  -  5  5  8  5  4  7  4
Tony          8     4.50    4  5  4  6  5  4  6  -  2
Mike          9     3.89    5  3  5  2  5  4  3  4  4
Hal           8     4.12    6  4  2  5  3  4  -  5  4
Ed            4     5.00    5  6  1  -  -  -  8  -  -
Francesca     1     4.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  4  -

Clueless
Brent         8     3.75    4  3  3  2  2  6  -  4  6
Magdalene     8     2.25    3  2  0  2  2  4  4  -  1
Agnes         9     1.67    0  2  1  1  1  4  2  3  1
Bruce         1     5.00    -  -  -  5  -  -  -  -  -
Diana A.      6     2.00    1  2  2  -  -  -  4  2  1
Phyllis       4     2.00    2  -  -  2  -  -  -  3  1
Sandra        1     4.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  4  -  -
Adriano       1     2.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  2  -
Diana M.      3     0.67    -  0  2  -  -  -  0  -  -
Andrew        1     1.00    -  -  -  -  1  -  -  -  -

Five Guys Named Moe
Aggie         9     4.78    8  4  1  4  5  6  7  6  2
Ed            7     4.71    5  -  2  4  7  7  3  5  -
Chris         9     4.00    5  3  3  4  3  5  5  3  5
Frank         8     4.12    5  -  3  7  5  3  3  3  4
Michael       7     3.71    3  4  -  -  5  4  3  4  3
Steve         1     3.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  3
Tom B.        1     2.00    -  2  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

Five of What?
Stan          9     6.44    9  5  6  5 10  5  7  6  5
Lesley        9     6.22    6  5  6  7  5  6  7  9  5
Greg          5     5.80    -  5  -  6  6  6  -  6  -
Isobel        6     3.83    -  2  4  6  3  6  -  -  2
Mike          3     4.33    -  -  -  -  5  -  -  2  6
David P.      1     4.00    -  4  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Beryl         1     2.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  2  -

Footloose and Firkin Free
Sam           8     6.12    7  5  2  -  8  7  5  9  6
Hugh          9     4.78    5  6  3  6  5  4  4  6  4
Gord          8     4.50    5  6  5  5  -  3  3  2  7
Steve         8     4.38    4  4  3  7  6  4  4  -  3
Dave          8     3.38    4  -  3  2  2  4  2  6  4
Deep          1     4.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  4  -
Jane          1     0.00    -  0  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

Forza Azzurri
David S.      8     5.25    6  4  -  6  8  5  8  3  2
Amy           6     5.00    5  2  5  -  -  7  3  8  -
Jim           8     4.25    6  -  3  6  5  3  2  4  5
Steve         6     2.83    -  4  -  1  5  1  2  -  4
Debbie        9     2.22    3  1  2  3  3  3  3  2  0
Gail          3     3.67    3  3  5  -  -  -  -  -  -
David B.      1     6.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  6  -
Mike          2     1.00    -  -  1  -  1  -  -  -  -

Frayed Naughts
Richard       9     4.56    5  4  3  6  6  6  5  3  3
Rod           9     4.33    4  2  4  6  4  6  5  4  4
Kerry         8     3.75    3  -  3  4  5  4  1  7  3
Ron           8     3.62    -  1  4  3  6  4  4  5  2
Ken           3     5.67    -  6  -  5  -  -  -  6  -
Chris         5     3.20    -  -  1  -  1  4  6  -  4
Shirley       1     6.00    6  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Susan         1     5.00    5  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Dave          1     3.00    -  3  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

MI5
Val           7     4.29    -  -  5  6  3  6  6  2  2
Barrie        4     5.25    4  -  5  8  4  -  -  -  -
Victor        3.5   5.43    6  4  6  -  -  -  -  -  3
Marjorie      9     3.22    2  2  4  3  5  4  3  4  2
Tim           4     4.00    -  4  -  -  -  6  -  3  3
John W.       1.5   5.33    -  5  -  -  -  -  -  -  3
Anne          8     2.12    2  -  0  3  0  5  2  3  2
Leonard       3     3.33    -  -  -  4  5  1  -  -  -
John B.       2     2.50    -  4  -  -  -  -  1  -  -

Misplaced Modifiers
Mel           9     5.78    5  4  7  6  6  8  6  6  4
Ralph         8     5.38    4  7  -  5  6  8  4  4  5
Bob           3     7.33    -  -  -  9  5  -  -  8  -
Doug          7     4.71    4  5  4  4  5  5  -  -  6
Tim           5     4.60    4  6  -  -  -  -  5  4  4
Carol         3     3.67    -  -  3  -  -  -  4  4  -
Jessica       5     2.80    2  -  4  1  4  -  3  -  -
Lori Ann      2     2.50    -  3  -  -  -  2  -  -  -
Anne          1     3.00    -  -  -  -  -  3  -  -  -
Ric           1     1.00    -  -  1  -  -  -  -  -  -

On a Roll
Brian         6     5.17    -  5  3  -  5  7  -  6  5
Kelly         9     4.00    5  4  2  5  6  6  2  3  3
Greg          2     7.50    -  -  -  8  -  7  -  -  -
Helen         8     3.50    4  2  1  5  4  -  4  6  2
Rick          9     3.22    3  2  4  4  6  2  3  4  1
Patrick       8     2.25    1  3  1  4  4  1  3  -  1
Jeanette      2     2.00    2  -  -  -  -  -  -  2  -

Reach for the Tap
Stephan       9     4.56    5  2  3  7  5  6  3  6  4
Lorne         6     5.17    -  5  2  8  -  6  6  4  -
Ian           8     3.62    4  3  -  5  3  3  3  4  4
Tracy         5     4.40    3  -  -  3  6  -  8  -  2
Jill          9     3.00    3  2  3  4  3  2  3  5  2
Dee           7     2.00    1  1  2  -  2  5  -  1  2

Sam's Spades
Tony          9     5.22    6  6  3  5  5  4  6  7  5
Paul          6     5.33    5  3  -  6  -  8  4  -  6
Cheyenne      6     4.00    -  -  -  4  3  8  1  4  4
Al            8     3.25    3  2  4  1  3  -  6  3  4
Selwyn        9     2.67    4  1  2  2  3  3  3  3  3
Brian         2     3.50    4  -  -  -  -  3  -  -  -
Sheila        1     1.00    -  -  -  -  1  -  -  -  -

Unnatural Axxe
Brian         9     5.33    3  7  7  6  7  8  4  4  2
Jim           8     5.50    6  -  4  6  6  5  5  4  8
Calvin        4     4.25    -  6  3  -  3  -  -  5  -
Jane          6     3.33    4  -  1  3  -  5  5  -  2
Scott         4     4.00    -  2  -  -  5  -  4  -  5
B.J.          3     4.00    6  3  -  3  -  -  -  -  -
Carolyn       9     2.11    4  1  1  1  3  2  2  2  3
Karen         1     4.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  4  -
Glen          1     2.00    -  -  -  -  -  2  -  -  -

*Fractional games are counted only when a player leaves early.
 Because QMs often do not record it when a player fills an
 initially empty seat, players who do this are counted as
 having played from the start of the game.

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Protest

Round 1

Question 2 asked what company is suing Google over YouTube content.  
Ian of Reach for the Tap answered NBC and afterwards explained 
that "Viacom owns NBC".

Viacom does not own NBC. NBC is owned by NBC Universal; NBC Universal is 
80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi. (See 
http://www.nbcuni.com/About_NBC_Universal/Company_Overview/)

In any case, even if it were owned by Viacom, it is not one of the named 
plaintiffs in the lawsuit (see 
http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/ViacomYouTubeComplaint3-12-07.pdf)

Protest denied.