Some time on Sunday this tweet dropped into our feed:
@amul82 will be up for this scoreline twitpic.com/a7tme1
— Adam 1.0 (@Demonblog) July 15, 2012
Which of course is a mistake from 'the news leader'. Clearly.
But for a bit of fun, and with some prompting...
@AFLFootyMaths @Demonblog @amul82 Would have an effect on GWS ranking :)))
— John Murray (@SidebySidePies) July 15, 2012
@AFLFootyMaths @Demonblog Would be fun to feed in and see how it affects GWS' ranking!
— Emile El-azar (@Amul82) July 15, 2012
So, here is the effect.
With the scores correct:
With the scores as per the Channel Nine screen grab:
So it would be a handy 22pt boost to the Giants, and a net 48pt turn around.
And in both cases, you know - the big GWS win as per Nine News and the big ranking boost, the AFLHQ boffins would be beside themselves.
...If only it were true!