The Question of PEI
In blog posts and private communication, Doc has been questioning the quality of the PEI rink that will shortly be at the top of the leaderboard at the Scotties after the current draw.
Meanwhile, Russ Howard has been singing the praises of O'Rourke's game-calling and the shooting of both Carmody and Ramsay, though their numbers are decidedly not stupendous.
Now one of Doc's suggestions was that PEI was playing against below-average teams, in terms of ongoing records. So I wondered - is it possible for the first place winner to have defeated only average or below teams? In other words can we have the opposite of Lake Woebegon? And in fact it seems we can, if the winning team goes undefeated - then, everyone else can be below average. Well that won't happen, so if PEI ends up alone at the top of the leaderboard they will need to have beaten a team that will finish above the average score. And we know they already must have.