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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:16 pm    Post subject: NBA championship favorites by States

https://mobile.twitter.com/MirjamSwanson/status/1162095836005728257?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1162095836005728257&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fforums.realgm.com%2Fboards%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D1883067

Thought this was pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:45 pm    Post subject:

West and the South represent.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:51 pm    Post subject:

Makes me sick that the Clips have 5 states. Wth is wrong with people?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject:

jonnybravo wrote:
Makes me sick that the Clips have 5 states. Wth is wrong with people?


Not sure what's up with GS in the North West. Other than that, all of the neutral states in the West are Clipper and all of the neutral states in the East are Laker. It's just Laker Haters picking anything but the Lakers.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:07 pm    Post subject:

Surprised Louisiana did not favor Houston
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:17 pm    Post subject:

I'm surprised so many states in the south are picking us to win the championship.

I'm even more suprised that NY state is picking the Clippers.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject:

slavavov wrote:
I'm surprised so many states in the south are picking us to win the championship.

I'm even more suprised that NY state is picking the Clippers.


Probably Knicks/Nets fans who do not want to pick an Eastern team out of competition/spite, but they choose the Clippers over the Lakers because anti-Lebron/AD sentiment. Could also be an anti-Lakers sentiment because winning another championship only adds to the prestige of the franchise history over that of the "storied" Knicks.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:39 pm    Post subject:

Why is the Northwest picking the Warriors?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject:

This isn't who people are rooting for; it is who they are betting on. The data comes from a sports book.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:44 am    Post subject:

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Why is the Northwest picking the Warriors?


Washington hates Oregon, so they're not going to go for the Blazers. And they hate California even more.

There are like 5 people that live in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, so it could just be sampling error there.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:19 pm    Post subject:

L4L wrote:
This isn't who people are rooting for; it is who they are betting on. The data comes from a sports book.




You almost have it.

Apparently, these guys analyzed Tweets (not bets). They used software to count tweets that made a prediction about who would win the finals, and then sorted what state the author of the tweets lived in.

So, it isn't necessarily teams they are rooting for, but they also aren't necessarily placing bets.

It's just a fun, meaningless attention grabber.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:08 pm    Post subject:

jonnybravo wrote:
Makes me sick that the Clips have 5 states. Wth is wrong with people?

I counted 7
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:27 pm    Post subject:

activeverb wrote:
L4L wrote:
This isn't who people are rooting for; it is who they are betting on. The data comes from a sports book.




You almost have it.

Apparently, these guys analyzed Tweets (not bets). They used software to count tweets that made a prediction about who would win the finals, and then sorted what state the author of the tweets lived in.

So, it isn't necessarily teams they are rooting for, but they also aren't necessarily placing bets.

It's just a fun, meaningless attention grabber.


Well that would make sense why Ohio area states and Florida area states are Lakers.....probably a crap ton of fans follow/followed and didn’t stop following Lebron as Cavs and Heat fans and maybe “retweeted” something from Lebron or one of his Laker followers.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:31 pm    Post subject:

I live in Nevada and this state picked the Clippers.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:32 pm    Post subject:

Lol at picking the Celtics.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:16 pm    Post subject:

Nevada & New Mexico picking the Clippers? I call BS. Nevada & New Mexico are Laker country.
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