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Crowd-sourced Wolves Win/Loss Prognostication

I used some command-line Linux tools to scrape, fondle and massage the answers to Stop-n-Pop's The Beginning Of Pektropolis predictions post. I grabbed every response that used his template fairly intact (those including at least the last word of each question followed by a colon).

In averaging the CH win-loss predictions, I threw out the Russian judges (the seven who honored Tim by predicting an undefeated season). I realize that some answers were provisional, shot-from-the-hip and/or tongue-in-cheek. Nevertheless and FWIW, here are the results ...

  • Mean: 47-35
  • Median: 47-35
  • Mode: 44-38
  • Here are the predicted records followed by number of "votes" (Russian judges included):

    38-44 (1)
    39-43 (1)
    40-42 (2)
    41-41 (3)
    42-40 (2)
    43-39 (2)
    44-38 (11)
    45-37 (9)
    46-36 (9)
    47-35 (6)
    48-34 (9)
    49-33 (6)
    49-34 (1)
    50-32 (7)
    51-31 (5)
    52-30 (7)
    53-29 (1)
    54-28 (1)
    81-1 (1)
    82-0 (6)
    96-0 (1)

    Note that Stop-n-Pop's 38-44 is the least hopeful projection, while running with Twolves (and scissors)'s 54-28 is the most optimistic.

    Spanish_Inquisition, Vandelay Ind., Ben.fleischhacker, Dimitar Derpatov, TheH, Bachballer, Indefatigable Charlie Holmes, skott75, twinstalker, gregorydoublea, and jmag hit the mode at 44-38.

    Coolhwhip, RandyCrouton, lionelhutz, IpickedPooh'spocket, dropstep, and Rain Dance hit the mean and median of 47-35.

    There's not a lot of love for Williams (D-Whelp) in the "Biggest Disappointment" results, but that's another post (or not).

    This is my first-ever FanPost and, so-far, I've managed to avoid blitz-posting

    It's not as if they didn't make a good offer to Harden

    For

    or underestimating Harden's game (though I can't help but note the alarming drop in his assists--from 12 to 2--in his second game with Houston).

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