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Which song do you prefer?

One
30 (60%)
Moment of Surrender
20 (40%)

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Voting closed: March 07, 2012, 07:03:49 PM

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Offline Tumbling Dice

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2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« on: March 05, 2012, 07:03:49 PM »
This is the number 12 seed versus the number 21 seed match.

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 3
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 07:05:08 PM »
Uh oh. I can see MoS going down here due to the luck of the draw.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 07:10:39 PM »
Oh COME ON.

This is all intentionally set up just to pi*s me off now isn't it? You can admit it.

Moment Of Surrender.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 08:00:42 PM »
This is an unfortunate match up, but I buy the logic.  That's the way our students get ranked for debate and mock trial.  And if I'm not mistaken, this "seed" business is how the NCAA Basketball tournaments work as well.  When you're voting for a pair of songs from a field of ten, you only really consider them in the context of that field of ten.  Plenty of those round 2 votes were agonizing enough!  Now imagine that these match ups are the songs that moved on as favorites from those fields and well...it's a recipe for agony, but it's fair.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 08:03:40 PM »
easy 1

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 08:06:48 PM »
P.S. I One'd it too. 

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 08:15:08 PM »
Oh, seeding makes total sense- and kudos to TD for actually working out the logistics of it. It's just irritating- as with any seed!- when you get a bad draw.

A bad draw this time has pretty much eliminated any 2000s song's chance of making it to Round 4, I think.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 09:09:49 PM »
Tough one. Since I voted for Achtung Baby for the first two, I'll go Moment of Surrender.

As for 2000s I still don't get why Beautiful Day didn't make it.  :o
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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 09:10:59 PM »
One, easily. For me, MOS is highly overrated.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 09:21:34 PM »
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Tough one. Since I voted for Achtung Baby for the first two, I'll go Moment of Surrender.

As for 2000s I still don't get why Beautiful Day didn't make it.  :o

Me either!

They covered it, or rather butchered it, tonight on The Voice. Ewwwww!!! Bono's vocals sound so MUCH better. One of the competitors was on Mickey Mouse Club w/ Christina, Brittney, and Justin and he had a family so maybe the guys were in their early 30s. They had nothing on our 51 year old! Glad I only had to watch it that 5 mins.

ONE  And, I didn't even vote for it in the other rounds.  ;)

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 09:27:11 PM »
Moment Of Surrender just barely.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012, 09:36:35 PM »
I think people get sick of Beautiful Day since they always play it in concert and probably U2's most played song on the radio.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2012, 09:41:31 PM »
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Moment Of Surrender just barely.

Wow. We disagree on something. One, by a mile. Not even close for me.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2012, 09:42:27 PM »
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Moment Of Surrender just barely.

Wow. We disagree on something. One, by a mile. Not even close for me.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 3
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2012, 09:44:00 PM »
I can't answer this.  I am torn !!!