BobF wrote:Miss Mellie wrote:The South Africa trip sounds pretty cool but then I noticed this in the Official Rules:If selected in the random drawing, in order to be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner, a Canadian resident must correctly answer, within the allotted time and without assistance of any kind, a mathematical skill-testing question.
Is this a standard hoop we make our brothers to the north jump through??!
My theory is that Canadians are poor at math. As evidence, I submit early season hockey standings. A team that is 2-5 will be ahead of a team that is 1-0 with a tie. Same thing for the CFL standings.
At least it's not as crazy as what the old NASL used to have to keep standings.... Six points for a win, three for a tie (changed to four points for a shootout/overtime win when those came on board, two for shootout loss), zero for a loss, plus up to three "bonus points," one for each goal scored. I know it was designed to encourage teams to score more, but it seemed more like a game of Fizbin to keep track of sometimes.
EDIT: I had to look it up, but the old Continental Basketball Association had something equally arcane in the late 70s to mid 80s, the "Seven-point system." A team winning the game got three points in the standings, plus one point for each quarter it outscored the other team. Total points (rather than pure win-loss records) determined standings.