Fantasy Drafts

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Cities Draft - Objective Commentary

10:02 PM



Because there was so much *opinion* in the last set of commentary, we decided to do a strictly "objective" critique of this week's draft.

Overall #s:
36 Cities Drafted
11 Asian Cities
9 European Cities
7 North American Cities
3 South American Cities
2 Middle Eastern City
2 African Cities
2 Oceania Cities

Most Populous Metropolis: Tokyo (Dan, #5 Overall)
Least Populous Metropolis: Prague (S., #15 Overall)

Most Eurocentric Drafter (tie): Albert (3), Adam (3)

Draft by Avg. Metropolis Population


  1. Chris 14,066,667
  2. Dan 13,670,833
  3. Sydney 11,316,667
  4. Sarah 11,154,167
  5. Adam 7,991,667
  6. Albert 4,700,000

Travel + Leisure Worldwide Rankings (Scores Quality Adjusted)

  1. Sarah: 207.567
  2. Albert: 116.62
  3. Dan: 113.414
  4. Chris: 78.227
  5. Adam: 77.485
  6. Sydney: 41.207

Mercer Consulting's Cities with the Best Quality of Life (Scores Quality Adjusted)

  1. Dan: 46.667
  2. Albert: 42.933
  3. Adam: 38.733
  4. Sydney: 29.867
  5. Chris: 5.600
  6. Sarah: None of her cities were on the list

Traveler's Digest Best Cities To Live (Scores Quality Adjusted)

  1. Albert: 16.625
  2. Dan: 11.375
  3. Sydney: 7.875
  4. Chris: 6.125
  5. Adam: 3.500
  6. Sarah: None of her cities were on the list


Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's Best Places to Live
(Scores Quality Adjusted)

  1. Sarah: 148.138
  2. Adam: 147.438
  3. Albert: 143.325
  4. Sydney: 76.825
  5. Chris: 72.450
  6. Dan: None of his cities were on the list

Conde Nast's Best Places to Travel (Scores Quality Adjusted)

  1. Albert: 27.417
  2. Adam: 18.667
  3. Sarah: 15.750
  4. Sydney: 11.667
  5. Chris: 8.750
  6. Dan: 6.417

Some Guy Named Tyler Brûlé's Top 10 Cities in the World (Scores Quality Adjusted)

  1. Albert: 22.167
  2. Sydney: 11.667
  3. Sarah: 10.500
  4. Adam: 1.167
  5. Chris: None of his cities were on the list
  6. Dan: None of his cities were on the list

Overall Rankings (Adjusted Average)

  1. Albert: 3.857
  2. Dan: 3.000
  3. Adam: 2.857
  4. Sarah: 2.714
  5. Chris: 2.571
  6. Sydney: 2.143

The Worst City in the World?
Baghdad (Chris)

10 Comments:

Blogger Selfish Country Music Loving Lady said...

Wow. Just, wow. What else can I say?

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can we do something about these grades them seem totally ludicris to me. I dont understand the system or why it seems peoples grade go down when they have a good draft...and how someone gets like a b (adam) and his grade goes up...

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

truth. what's this system out of even? and if the system is following the normal college/high school schpiel where an a is worth 4, how are some people so close to the top when, based on at least their recent grades, there is no way that they could ever get so high?

12:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I am very impressed with the disturbing amount of effort that must have gone into these rankings, I'm a little disappointed that they seem to rank cities purely in terms of how pleasant/visit-worthy they are, without taking into account how significant they are in any other way.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Almost Ignatius J. said...

Of course they do and you are a communist. Try searching "most historical cities" or something on Google. If you come up with anything, let me know. Otherwise, I am far too lazy to do that myself.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous dan said...

in fairness, while i agree with our anonymous little friends, that wasnt me posting earlier. it is true though, no one really cares that much to scrap them and start over, or to do a playoff. its true, we really are that lazy.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think dan should be in first place! He has teh grades to prove it.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous "anonymous" said...

I think Sarah should be in first place! She's the smartest... and prettiest.

12:21 PM  
Blogger the Thin Man said...

Oh ok i kicked everyone's ass, yay thats right bow down to me on sundays sulate me when my birthday comes. I said bow down to me on sundays, salute me when my birthday comes.

I am a hypnotist collector you all are walking antiques.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Adam said...

Dear Albert,

I stole your Egyptian ring.

Sorry.

Sincerely,
Adam

12:19 PM  

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