UPDATE: Our stats man Locke4God has delivered the goods for your reading pleasure!
Before I began tonight I just wanted to offer an apology to those who like to follow the stats post. I've been getting them in late this week due to some audits we're doing at work that keep me late. Usually I take a bit in the morning to put this together, but we've been going from 8am to 6pm all week. :-( Thank you all for the patience, and we'll try to beef them up a bit next week as well.
Well we actually had 911 Brackets enter the 3rd day having missed 1 or fewer matches of the first 8. That was much better than the 815 I'd predicted the day before, so you're all doing quite well out there even with some tough ones in the early going.
The clear runaway of the day was Desmond vs. Ji-Yeon. As you can see about 97% of you picked him in the poll and even more than that, 99.1% of the brackets picked him to move on. The other 3 matches offered a variety of reasons to be skeptical about the outcome, and yet none of them turned out to be particularly close.
Bram vs. Cindy is our close match of the day and will end somewhere in the neighborhood of 55-45 in favor of Bram, but it didn't have the nailbiter feel of MIB vs. Kate just 2 days ago. In fact Bram was picked by 5% fewer brackets (only 65%) to move on, but came away with just 55% of the vote.
Anthony Cooper actually held today's title of "Most Uncertain" when it comes to who the brackets favored. Just 62.5% of you thought he'd topple the mighty Charlie Hume. In fact Mr. Cooper is doing just that with approximately 63% of the vote at the moment of this writing, and our tally of Charleses still remaining in the contest will be cut to 2.
So if you're keeping up, you'll notice that 34.2% of you missed on Bram, 37.4% missed on Anthony Cooper, and what about Eloise Hawking vs. Charlotte? Just 24% of you picked Charlotte to move on in your bracket, and so it wasn't as close as you might think. So the sweet and innocent mother of Daniel Faraday apparently didn't find it enough to break up Daniel's college romance and coerce her son into experimenting on her to the point of leaving her a vegetable, but now she's seen fit to drop an elbow on the love of his life,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, post mortem mind you.
Eight matches down and another 55 to go! Yesterday's matches may not have had as much sizzle and pop as Day 1, but the results of one match sure did surprise a few of you. Two days in and we're already down to just 380 bracketeers holding onto perfection. Here are yesterday's results:
Sun 94% - Phil 6%
Boone 62% - Ethan 38%
Miles 89% - Horace 11%
Sayid 91% - Aaron 9%
Today we've got a couple of matchups that could go either way. The rest of the kids have come out to play as well. Our first matchup pits a another bad person against an innocent child. Second on the card is another baby taking on a baby-daddy. The third slot belongs to two women who have histories on the Island. Our fourth and final battle of the day features two supporting characters- one we haven't seen in a while and one we've just met.
Who will survive and what will be left of your brackets? We're going to find out!