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The Wizards' magic number is 54

With the Pacers facing a Lance Stephenson issue, the Bulls relying on Derrick Rose being healthy, the Cavs needing to get Kyrie Irving to play defence and work off the ball and the Heat down grading from LeBron James to Luol Deng, the team I’ve got a man crush on out east is the Wizards.

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Same tactics from NSW, same result

The talk coming into Origin III was how Ricky Stuart had unlocked the secret of new rugby league. No more props, it was going to be Dutch total football forward packs with a slew of back rowers capable of offloads and wearing down the opposing big guys with angled runs.

Apologies Souvalis!

Was overly sensitive this morning (not the origin – sadly a lop sided loss like that gives you an hour to come to terms with it!). Still not sure why saying the blues are better across the park is a whine but I didn’t need to return serve like that.

Brad Fittler’s response to the doubters and critics: What, me worry?

Why because I can see that the opponents should have won both matches?

I can see that your faecal matter is nicely internalised between the ears.

Brad Fittler’s response to the doubters and critics: What, me worry?

Well to be fair he probably looked at the game realised if he hadn’t humstrung you guys int eh second half you’d already be 1 up, not panicking when you’ve got the vastly suprior team that lost largely due to coaching is pretty easy.

Labelling Fittler a good coach for not repeating the same fatal errors is like giving my 5 year old entry to mensa because he stopped pooing his pants.

Brad Fittler’s response to the doubters and critics: What, me worry?

Definitely but deliberately letting Chambers be involved in general play ahs to be beyond the guideline. I’m actually think Wighton was now just trying to help QLD out because he could see how we were getting detroyed in the ruck. He worried about our morale if he let Chambers bobble another one.

Chambers’ State of Origin penalty try a debacle

“They operate in accordance with the relevant state and federal laws that afford them some varying degrees of exemptions.”

I’m pretty sure the general counsel of GoFundMe will have a very similar response to their legal right here.

GoFundMe removes Israel Folau's fundraiser over terms of service breach

Nope missed the point completely.

The failure of logic comes from the fact that you are saying these people are going to flood from the wood work to ATLEAST DOUBLE the contribution based on it being a free speech issue.

But there’s no evidence of that having occurred before with actual free speech causes in Australia

Hence failure of logic to just imagine up this investor base.

GoFundMe removes Israel Folau's fundraiser over terms of service breach

But again you want the rules changed….but a change in interpretation of the existing rules towards a similar outcome is a “debacle”

Chambers’ State of Origin penalty try a debacle

Sound more like there’s a few people with a broken logic switch.

The various iterations of the Christian church (and other religions) openly discriminate on the provision of services and employment based on ideology.

I support their rights to do so in a peaceful and respectful manner.

GoFundMe removes Israel Folau's fundraiser over terms of service breach

Absent the ticky tack theft/fraud and the terms they’ve got… any “discrimination” is still really only be agaisnt Folau as he the only one that has suffered loss.

Riddle me this does the Church discriminate on employment and service provision based on religion?

GoFundMe removes Israel Folau's fundraiser over terms of service breach

To be fair then NSW players should be sin binned for a professional foul by allowing chambers to receive the ball in scoring position, if they had an opportunity to prevent it, under the unsportsman like conduct catch all.

Chambers’ State of Origin penalty try a debacle

The thin end of the wedge is disregarded for sensible arguments.

If it were real then any compromise on any matter would lead to absolute anarchy.

GoFundMe removes Israel Folau's fundraiser over terms of service breach

They didn’t discriminate against all Christians who support him.

It’s hard to argue discrimination when you get given money back. There’s no economic loss here for the supporters.

GoFundMe removes Israel Folau's fundraiser over terms of service breach

Free speech?

Gee I hope not. There’s legitimate free speech issues to focus on that devoting resources to this would be a failure of logic.

GoFundMe removes Israel Folau's fundraiser over terms of service breach

Good.

As much as QLD doesn’t have the depth to survive his suspension I think he should get the next origin match instead.

Cheap shots aren’t tough (though tough to have much sympathy for Maloney)

Josh McGuire charged with 80th minute 'dog shot' on James Maloney

Or chambers on QLDs first kick.

I’m actually starting to come around, there is no way chambers doesn’t figure out a way to bomb that try.

Chambers’ State of Origin penalty try a debacle

I haven’t watched a lot of AFL this year but they must have gotten bloody accurate in the offseason then if the author is saying there’s only been 6 behinds kicked.

Chambers’ State of Origin penalty try a debacle

Or a Last Boy Scout moment, can’t with absolute certainty rule that out

Chambers’ State of Origin penalty try a debacle

It should be both in my mind, after all a professional foul still happened… you just got caught.

But then I think we should be trigger happy on the sin bin.

Chambers’ State of Origin penalty try a debacle

Um but no one ever knows for certain if someone will do anything in an alternative series of events.

You say it’s time to change the rules to punish them more… but then complain about an interpretation that punishes them more?

Chambers’ State of Origin penalty try a debacle

Your first line was probably the biggest difference.

All that happened last night was our middle was weakened through injury meeting lack of depth and Fittler didn’t coach us back into the game.

Nice work Freddy, now bring on Game 3

On the Maloney thing though if the pack doesn’t lay a platform for a runaway victory how much more would his two school boy forward passes have been rued as pivotal moments before ascendancy had been established.

It was a perfect game for him where the risk was low and the opportunities would be frequent, if it was tighter contest he’s probably getting skewered now.

NSW Blues player ratings: Origin 2

Those that believe the only thing that could have gotten Teddy to the roosters was more money under the table need to watch him in this game.

In a good side when he can play on the front foot he’s a freak. The UN should intervened and gotten him out of the tigers sooner!

NSW Blues player ratings: Origin 2

Now imgaine if Freddy had have coached game 1 you’d already have won the series… oh wait

Where did it all go wrong for Queensland in Game 2?

Where did it go wrong.

Paul Vaughan called it prior to game one.

The middle, NSW won the ruck comfortably as QLD’s depth issue was highlighted rotating in two middle forwards due to injury who showed why they weren’t selected in the first game. It also showed what might have been if Fittler didn’t have the game management mishap that allowed us to regain our footing in the second half of game one.

Then it was Tedesco against a retreating line.

If that middle third dominance happens Game One there would be Gus calling for a statue of Latrell Mitchell and Cotric would be a cult hero.

I feel a little bad for Cleary, that second stanza was a wet dream for half and there’s going to be all the “see how good we were without Cleary” comments when in reality it’s an apples and oranges. I think he came into the year overrated but getting judged on the first half of that match vs lacks context.

Where did it all go wrong for Queensland in Game 2?

Though when you factor in a margin of error because it isn’t exactly 2000 data points it’s pretty much inline right. (and begs the question did we need an article where half of the information is covered in primary school.)

Where it does show hope is if you look at other analysts in other sports, and thus taking in a much broader set of data, that needing to win 2 on the trot is actually closer to the ~22% because on balance the team winning the first game has demonstrated some level of superiority over the loser. But again the smallish data set puts it still within a comparable realm.

The ~50% going to a decider is likewise the obvious assumption from the outset.

The Blues will have to defy history to defeat the Maroons in 2019