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Summer polls recap, Part 2

August 12th, 2017 at 6:40 AM
Aggregated By Sports Media 101

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Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Clicking here takes you back to Part 1, where the list of popular polls lives. Reading on takes you into Part 2, where a handful of insightful, or surprising, numbers take up residence.

Presented in no particular order whatsoever, except that which is generated randomly at 2:09 a.m. on a Thursday-Friday daybridge.

The Russell Wilson wins experiment

On July 19, you graciously answered two questions â?? how many games do the Seahawks win with a healthy RW and no other crippling injuries, then how many do they win without him.

The median answer, as supplied by FG members, was 12.5 victories with Important Quarterback Person, and 7.5 without him. Analysts around the league have spent years trying to quantify quarterback wins, especially for the elite signalcallers. You settled on five. Research conundrum: solved.

Trivia Night

Take the July 29 quiz, it’s full of moderately challenging and very challenging questions pulled from the 2016 season. Three right out of six would be an honorable achievement. Some question stumped more than 90 percent of readers.

BBQ Crashers

Thanks to an idea from erstwhile FG writer Patton Richard, we once posed to you a question of utmost seriousness: which Seahawk would you like to see crash your weekend party?

Results? They were perfect.

Michael Bennett, winner, 31 percent

Jon Ryan, runner-up, 19 percent

Pete Carroll, second runner-up, 13 percent.

Honorable mention to Richard Sherman (6 percent), Wilson (5 percent) and John Schneider (5 percent). I think the last five percent of you there are assuming JS would let you wear the belt. He’s not letting you wear the belt.

Line dance

Now that training camp is underway, competition is getting real. Five polls on August 9, one per position, yielded the following FG-predicted offensive line.

LT George Fant / LG Luke Joeckel / C Justin Britt / RG Mark Glowinski / RT Germain Ifedi

It’s not a very original combination. What’s more interesting are the numbers behind the final selection, and the perceived closeness of each competition.

Fant was favored on 89 percent of ballots;

Joeckel won his spot with 80 percent;

Britt, naturally, garnered 98 percent of the vote;

And then, drama. Glowinski edged Oday Aboushi 34-33 at RG, with another 26 percent …

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