Comments for SportsMyriad http://www.sportsmyriad.com More sports than are dreamed of in your philosophy Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:50:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on Just when you thought the Olympics were dead (bowling edition) by Bill Smith http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/10/just-when-you-thought-the-olympics-were-dead-bowling-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-164799 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:50:43 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5406#comment-164799 I think I’ve shared this before, but the ARISF web page (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations) is pretty interesting in revealing the breadth of sports that want into the Olympics. See http://www.arisf.org/members#Air%20Sports – American Football is one of the newest members.

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Comment on Single-Digit Soccer: Give U10 travel the boot by The Heck With This. (Development Brain Dump) | blogbythepound http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/05/single-digit-soccer-give-u10-travel-the-boot/comment-page-1/#comment-164794 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:06:36 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5178#comment-164794 […] http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/05/single-digit-soccer-give-u10-travel-the-boot/ […]

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Comment on MLS academies, the next Messi and single-entity fixation by The Heck With This. (Development Brain Dump) | blogbythepound http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/10/mls-academies-the-next-messi-and-single-entity-fixation/comment-page-1/#comment-164793 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:04:15 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5368#comment-164793 […] http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/10/mls-academies-the-next-messi-and-single-entity-fixation/ […]

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Comment on The annual request to change the MLS playoff format by cleverusername99 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/10/the-annual-request-to-change-the-mls-playoff-format/comment-page-1/#comment-164752 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:30:28 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5404#comment-164752 The (former) Australian system, which I actually quite liked.

Puts a benefit on finishing top two, because you earn a second chance if you blow the first round matchup. (And a 1-2 matchup is much more interesting than a 1-4 or 1-8 in the first round, let’s be honest.)

It’s different from most systems we normally see. It gives date and hosting certainty for the finals and time for the host to sell it. And there’s a clear benefit to winning that first round series.

I like it. It won’t happen here, but I like it.

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Comment on The annual request to change the MLS playoff format by Sgc http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/10/the-annual-request-to-change-the-mls-playoff-format/comment-page-1/#comment-164749 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:23:25 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5404#comment-164749 A couple questions to toss out there about the system:

* Do you really want that Game 1, where it ‘ought’ to be a big game because the two top seeds are playing, but it isn’t really such a big game because either team can straightforwardly survive a loss (the loser is still one victory away from the Conference Finals, and that game is at home).

Having had LA and Seattle just play twice in a row where it was relatively debatable what was at stake (witness Keane being rested in the last one), do you want them to play again, where it’s still kinda debatable what’s at stake?

* Suppose Seattle (your Shield winner) thrashes LA in that game. Then suppose LA survives the losers’ bracket to get back to Seattle in the Conference Final, whereupon holds Seattle to a 0-0 for 90 (or even 120) minutes and wins via penalties. Do we have any confidence in LA as a champion at that point?

None of those results are far-fetched or weird — in fact, on the wiki entry for the Page Playoff, all of them involve the championship match being a re-match, and being won less convincingly than the opener was (ie the champion would not have been the champion if those scores were aggregated).

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Comment on How will the USWNT line up? by Keyboard http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/10/how-will-the-uswnt-line-up/comment-page-1/#comment-164653 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:05:28 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5395#comment-164653 good read

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