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Which song do you prefer?

The Fly
49 (92.5%)
Dirty Day
4 (7.5%)

Total Members Voted: 45

Voting closed: March 07, 2012, 07:22:00 AM

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2012, 10:36:21 AM »
Not too excited about this matchup, but The Fly

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2012, 11:03:28 AM »
Easy, The Fly.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2012, 11:12:22 AM »
Love Dirty Day, but The Fly is better.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2012, 11:32:00 AM »
The Fly 8)

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2012, 01:13:26 PM »
Dirty Day

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2012, 03:31:53 PM »
Oh, poor Dirty Day! Had to go with The Fly though.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2012, 03:53:29 PM »
sorry Droo, had to vote for the Fly.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2012, 05:07:25 PM »
The Fly

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2012, 05:26:46 PM »
I had to vote for The Fly, but there's nothing wrong with Dirty Day.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2012, 05:38:24 PM »
How precisely was this match-up created? It seems to be somewhat unfair to pit a Goliath like The Fly against Dirty Day.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2012, 05:41:54 PM »
it's no secret that Ken, is voting for The Fly

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2012, 05:56:35 PM »
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How precisely was this match-up created? It seems to be somewhat unfair to pit a Goliath like The Fly against Dirty Day.

On the contrary, I think it was very fair.  I'm not arbitrarily picking the match ups (Or indeed the order of the draw); you the voters in the previous qualifying rounds did that.  This is how it works: each song is seeded based on how many votes it polled in the second round, and where more than one song polled the same number of votes, the number of votes polled by the songs in the first round determines which song is allocated the higher seed.  Then the higher seeded songs are matched with the lower seeded songs, for example, seed 1, The Fly is matched with seed 32, which is Dirty Day, until seed 16 is matched with seed 17.  The draw is equally fairly drawn up in the same way as sporting tournaments such as Wimbledon and the World Snooker Championship are, as follows:

Matches & seeds
1. 1
2. 16
3. 12
4. 8
5. 5
6. 9
7. 13
8. 4
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9. 3
10. 14
11. 10
12. 6
13. 7
14. 11
15. 15
16. 2
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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2012, 06:38:28 PM »
How is that a fair match though? For one of the underdogs to go one on one with a clear winner? Why even bother holding the vote?

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2012, 06:47:52 PM »
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How is that a fair match though? For one of the underdogs to go one on one with a clear winner? Why even bother holding the vote?

Of course it's fair that the most popular songs, as voted for by the members, do not not face other very popular songs at this early stage in the tournament.  Do you suppose the number 1 seed tennis player meets, say, the number 4 player in the first round of Wimbledon?  In theory a song like Dirty Day has the chance to beat The Fly if only the voters choose to vote for it.  Clearly they haven't, which is their choice.  And of course, most of the third round matches will not be as clear cut as this one. 

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 1
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2012, 06:53:42 PM »
How do you explain the Mofo vs. Zoo Station matchup then? Both are very popular songs and clearly more fairly matched than this one.