Monday, 9 June 2014

Fun Online Polls:

The results to last week's Fun Online Poll were as follows:

Of the 32 national teams at the FIFA World Cup, how many will end up disappointing their fans?

A few - 1%
About half - 4%
Most - 5%
Nearly all - 17%
All but one - 67%
All - 6%

My thoughts exactly: all but one. It's all just manufactured misery, I doubt very much whether the joy felt by the winning team's fans/nationals is greater than the disappointment felt by all the others, so such competitions are a negative sum game.
I was musing about life, the universe and everything recently when an interesting analogy occurred to me.

That's the basis of this week's Fun Online Poll.

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JohnM said...

Suppose both England and Scotland qualify. Then inevitably both teams will fail to win. In this case Scottish fans and the eventual winner will be delighted.