Friday, August 30, 2013

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Odds, Match Day 8

08/31: Round 1 - Group C, Day 2

Origami Tobiichi @ Date A Live: <<鳶一折紙@デート・ア・ライブ>> 20-1
Historia Reiss @ Attack On Titan: <<クリスタ・レンズ@進撃の巨人>> 10-1
Shinka Nibutani @ Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai!: <<丹生谷森夏@中二病でも恋がしたい!>> 3-5

Prediction: Shinka Nibutani by >=50
Over/Under: 300
Rias Gremory @ High School DxD: <<リアス・グレモリー@ハイスクールD×D>> 20-1
Mako Reizei @ Girls Und Panzer: <<冷泉麻子@ガールズ&パンツァー>> EVEN
Darjeeling @ Girls Und Panzer: <<ダージリン@ガールズ&パンツァー>> 50-1

Prediction: Mako Reizei by >=50
Over/Under: 300
Demon King @ Maou Yuusha: <<魔王@まおゆう魔王勇者>> 60-1
Masuzu Natsukawa @ Ore No Kanojo To Osananajimi Ga Shuraba Sugiru: <<夏川真涼@俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる>> 10-1
Tsukihi Araragi @ Ghostory: <<阿良々木月火@猫物語(黒)>> EVEN

Prediction: Tsukihi Araragi by >=50
Over/Under: 300
Cthugha @ Haiyore! Nyarlko-san: <<クー子@這いよれ! ニャル子さんW>> 1-9
Kotori Itsuka @ Date A Live: <<五河琴里@デート・ア・ライブ>> 15-1
Kigurumi Haroukitei @ Joshiraku: <<波浪浮亭木胡桃@じょしらく>>  50-1

Prediction: Cthugha by >=60
Over/Under: 300

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Results, Day 7

1位 159 [41.41%] Nonohara Yuzuko (Yuyushiki)
2位 137 [35.68%] Kataoka Yuuki (Saki: Achiga-hen)
3位 55 [14.32%] Kurugaya Yuiko (Little Busters!)
4位 33 [8.59%] Orange Pekoe (Girls und Panzer)
1位 191 [52.19%] Azuki Azusa (Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.)
2位 88 [24.04%] Oshino Shinobu (Nekomonogatari: Kuro)
3位 87 [23.77%] Elucia de Lute Ima (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Tenri-hen)
1位 165 [42.86%] Fukuji Mihoko (Saki: Achiga-hen)
2位 151 [39.22%] Isuzu Hana (Girls und Panzer)
3位 69 [17.92%] Morgiana (Magi)
1位 148 [42.65%] Kitashirakawa Tamako (Tamako Market)
2位 106 [30.55%] Millhiore Firianno Biscotti (Dog Days’)
3位 93 [26.80%] Yoshida Yuki (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead)

Hawthorn Hawks: 2013 AFL Minor Premiers

Forget Buddy's big decision. This weekend is all about the Buddy bump after Hawthorn superstar Lance Franklin put his AFL finals campaign in jeopardy during Friday night's 12-point win over Sydney at ANZ Stadium.

The 17.10 (112) to 16.4 (100) victory ensured the Hawks will finish atop the ladder and host the Swans in a qualifying final next Friday night at the MCG.

Jarryd Roughead kicked four goals to put one hand on the Coleman medal and Sam Mitchell was at his indomitable best, but in terms of next month nothing mattered more than a single undisciplined act from Franklin.

There's every chance the talented 26-year-old will be suspended for at least one match after being reported for making contact with Nick Malceski's head in the second quarter.

A 2012 rule change means the key forward has no carry over points despite being suspended seven times, but his bump was late and came after Malceski kicked the ball.

Several Swans rushed to remonstrate with Franklin, who is believed to be weighing up a $10-12 million Greater Western Sydney offer and has put contract talks on hold until the end of the season.

Malceski left the field groggy and was substituted out of the game in the final quarter.

The Swans' medical report will help shape the verdict of the match review panel, who face a tough ask in determining if the bump was negligent or reckless.

Regardless, Franklin's actions were unnecessary and came over two years after he vowed to wipe the bump from his repertoire.

'I've just got to take it out of my game. I'm missing games because of that,' Franklin said of his 2011 one-match suspension for a high bump on Gold Coast's Maverick Weller.

Franklin kicked two goals on Friday night, with Roughead starring in the visitors' come-from-behind win.
Roughead now has 68 goals for the season, with second-placed Travis Cloke now seven behind on the AFL's goal-kicking table.

Sydney led for most of the night after Jesse White kicked the game's opening goal, and were up by 26 points in the second quarter.

Fittingly, it was Roughead who finally gave the Hawks the lead in the third minute of the final term when he popped through his third goal.

The reigning premiers, who will enter September with one win from their past four starts, fought hard in the final term but never recovered from the Hawks' final-quarter blitz of five goals in 13 minutes.

The undermanned Swans, minus nine of their premiership 22 from last year's grand final between the two sides, were further weakened by the late withdrawal of star recruit Kurt Tippett due to a tight hamstring.