A Statistical Analysis of Quidditch


Oct 09, 2011

Posted by Mel

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!

13 Responses to A Statistical Analysis of Quidditch

Avatar ImageHermioneGranger2 says: Awesome! I love it!Avatar ImagePotterAcumen says: 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 FridaysAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Fun, interesting, stuff...Avatar ImageFutureJKR says: never thought about this properly before!!!Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Haha that's really interesting! :DAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Awesome! Quidditch I love it!Avatar ImageWeasleyisourking99 says: Cool!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: So interesting! Oh well... I still think Harry is the most talented player :DAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Never really paid much attention to it :D Maybe Hufflepuff are so good because of their house traits?Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: Because Hufflepuffs are secret pwners. xDAvatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Finally Hufflepuff is good at something! Go Badgers!! :)Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Never actually noticed that. . . . O.oAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: Thats awesome! Never realized that before!

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