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A Statistical Analysis of Quidditch

Posted by: Mel
October 09, 2011, 08:08 PM

For a little fun to wrap up your weekend, a sports blog has posted an interesting, statistically oriented look at the game of Quidditch:

Gryffindor is always considered the best team, but why do they always lose to Hufflepuff? After Harry’s nigh immediate Snitch catch in his first year during the Snape-refereed match against Hufflepuff, Gryffindor never again beats the supposedly hapless hosers of Hufflepuff, losing in “The Dementor Game” (when Harry’s Nimbus Two Thousand is broken), the “Ron Lets In 24 Goals in 22 Minutes” Game (which we’ll get to), and the “Cormac McLaggen Game” (when Cormac hits Harry in the face with a bludger).

Further on in the article, Ron's poor goalkeeping is analyzed as well as the fact that Ginny might be a better Seeker than Harry.

Many thanks to Jose M. for sending this our way!

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134 Points

Awesome! I love it!

Posted by HermioneGranger2 on October 09, 2011, 09:06 PM report to moderator

This was fantastic! It really got me thinking about the Hufflepuff scenario, I hadn’t really paid much attention to the details of the Quidditch scenes other than what the Gryffindor team was up to, score-wise. Thanks for sharing. On a similar note, I really miss Fun Fridays

Posted by PotterAcumen on October 10, 2011, 12:09 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Fun, interesting, stuff…

Posted by Won_Two on October 10, 2011, 12:41 AM report to moderator
1326 Points

never thought about this properly before!!!

Posted by FutureJKR (Cassia Hart) *ROAR!!* on October 10, 2011, 03:47 AM report to moderator
8317 Points

Haha that’s really interesting! :D

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on October 10, 2011, 03:58 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

Awesome! Quidditch I love it!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on October 10, 2011, 04:30 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

So interesting! Oh well… I still think Harry is the most talented player :D

4138 Points

Never really paid much attention to it :D Maybe Hufflepuff are so good because of their house traits?

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 10, 2011, 04:41 PM report to moderator
558 Points

Because Hufflepuffs are secret pwners. xD

Posted by harrypotter4258 on October 10, 2011, 06:26 PM report to moderator
1985 Points

Finally Hufflepuff is good at something! Go Badgers!! :)

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on October 10, 2011, 06:40 PM report to moderator
10471 Points

Never actually noticed that. . . . O.o

Posted by . on October 10, 2011, 07:59 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Thats awesome! Never realized that before!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 14, 2011, 10:56 AM report to moderator
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