Because I was bored, and the Cup playoffs obsess me, I did a little analysis of The-W's collective first round preditions.
Best Predictor - Dunkndollaz and Big Vito Mark both got 7/8 correct, Dunk missing Montreal, and BVM missing San Jose. Honorable mentions to The Goon, redsoxnation, Big Bad, Reverend J Shaft, and Net Hack Slasher, and ME! with 6/8.
Overall, The W predicted series at a 59.52% rate.
Most Predictable Series - 95.24% of predictors took Detroit.
Least Predictable Series - only 28.57% of us took Philly.
Other Unpredictable Result - only 35% of us took Colorado.
Other Percentages - 76.19% got Tampa correct, 71.43% took the Leafs, 61.9% took San Jose, 55% selected Calgary, and 52.17% picked Montreal to advance.
On to an amazing Round Two!
-MHM, winner of the 2000 Throwdown in Christmastown.
I think the big difference is this is 2002, when media is huge. If it had been Dave Hodge or MacFarlane today, I think we would be going through the same thing. Back then did we even know what our media personalities made as salaries??