Arachnid wrote:....read some ridiculous article that the Stanley Cup is not the hardest to win in all of sports...
woodhog wrote:Arachnid wrote:....read some ridiculous article that the Stanley Cup is not the hardest to win in all of sports...
What does the article suggest is harder to obtain?
Dave Naylor, TSN: My thumb is down to the inevitable moment in the days ahead when someone, a coach, a player or otherwise, will declare the Stanley Cup the hardest trophy to win in all of sports. Because by virtue of simple mathematics, that is not true. The NHL has 30 teams and 16 make the playoffs. That's double the number that qualify in baseball which also has 30 teams. The NFL has 32 teams and 12 make the playoffs and in that sport, one loss and you're done. Just like NCAA basketball's March Madness that requires its champion to go 6-0 in elimination games. Is the Stanley Cup the most physically demanding trophy to win? Maybe. But the hardest to win. No way.
the toucan kid wrote:He makes a fair point. Physically demanding, without doubt, but with so many teams getting into the playoffs, there are probably other leagues whose trophy is tougher to win from that standpoint.
Cornuck wrote:I think that when people say, "It's the hardest trophy to win", they're talking about 4 grueling playoff series that ends up with one bloodied winner. I've never considered the 'probabilities' aspect of it, and doubt anyone else does when using that term. An NFL team plays what? 3-4 games in a trip to the Super Bowl? Baseball? Basketball? Soccer? C'mon - not even in the same discussion.