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fed_is_GOD 01-12-2013 11:56 PM

Federer popular than NFL, Cricket and Golf stars in Australia..
 
http://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/...-1226553010019

poll that ranked the Swiss tennis ace the most admired athlete in the country.

For the third year running Federer upstaged our football, cricket and swimming stars in a gemba Asset Study (gES) which surveys Australians' attitudes and opinions towards more than 200 Australian and international sporting icons.


Federer, was humbled to have out-polled the likes AFL superstar Buddy Franklin and Test cricket captain Michael Clarke to be voted the most popular athlete in Australia.

Cesc Fabregas 01-13-2013 12:01 AM

You thought we'd want to know this?

fed_is_GOD 01-13-2013 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Cesc Fabregas (Post 7115984)
You thought we'd want to know this?

It is about a 'tennis' star... so yeah..

Sabratha 01-13-2013 12:04 AM

Doesn't mean everybody likes him everywhere. It's just a biased poll.

Bartelby 01-13-2013 12:26 AM

These polls are put out by marketing companies associated with organizations that want to send a message replete with spurious data.

There is no way that the result means anything other than that the survey was conceived to obtain a result.

There is a never-ending succession of these purportedly objective studies that pop up and spread throughout the media as fact when they're twaddle.

And this is twaddle.

Rocky89 01-13-2013 12:28 AM

I wonder who votes on these surveys, I always thought AFL players were the most popular athletes in Australia.

Anyways here is a list of the most popular which includes Federer, Nadal and Stosur, and least popular athletes from the survey.




nikdom 01-13-2013 01:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Bartelby (Post 7116000)
These polls are put out by marketing companies associated with organizations that want to send a message replete with spurious data.

There is no way that the result means anything other than that the survey was conceived to obtain a result.

There is a never-ending succession of these purportedly objective studies that pop up and spread throughout the media as fact when they're twaddle.

And this is twaddle.

Just because you don't like the results, don't make up conspiracy theories.

nikdom 01-13-2013 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Rocky89 (Post 7116002)
I wonder who votes on these surveys, I always thought AFL players were the most popular athletes in Australia.

Time to change your thinking then and accept the data. :)


This is the same crap that's spewed everywhere I guess. Someone who didn't vote for say Obama upon hearing that he won, calls the whole election a sham.

Bobby Jr 01-13-2013 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Bartelby (Post 7116000)
There is no way that the result means anything other than that the survey was conceived to obtain a result.

Do you mean a result, or a specific, desired result?

If it's the later, what do you base your claim on? Do they have some in-built bias towards him for a reason - sponsorship or commercial relationships for example?

Bartelby 01-13-2013 01:49 AM

This is not a conspiracy theory.

It is a well known trend by all industry insiders and reported on by academics and media experts.

Moroever, newspapers are sacking journalists and there are more journalists in the spin trade than elsewhere.

A great deal of what we read is rewritten media releases.

So do a bit of research and you won't be so gullible.



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Originally Posted by nikdom (Post 7116031)
Just because you don't like the results, don't make up conspiracy theories.


Bartelby 01-13-2013 01:51 AM

If research is not done by a scientific body for objective research purposes you should immediately suspect it.

kalyan4fedever 01-13-2013 01:51 AM

Roger n rafa are most liked players. No surprise there especially for roger

nikdom 01-13-2013 01:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Bartelby (Post 7116061)
If research is not done by a scientific body for objective research purposes you should immediately suspect it.

C'mon man, what do you want an international body of nobel laureates to conduct a phone survey?


It's a frickin survey of a statistical sample of people about their sporting likes and dislikes. You have nothing other than the dislike of the results to go on to discredit it. So shut up.

Ralph 01-13-2013 02:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Cesc Fabregas (Post 7115984)
You thought we'd want to know this?

Well you opened the thread, and were the first to reply....

Was this done at gun point?

westside 01-13-2013 02:09 AM

How the hell is Fev on top of the disliked list. He hasn't been relevant in a long time.

Bartelby 01-13-2013 02:10 AM

No, But its a worthless piece of rubbish dressed up as research to fool people. It shouldn't be written, read or otherwise circulated.



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Originally Posted by nikdom (Post 7116070)
C'mon man, what do you want an international body of nobel laureates to conduct a phone survey?


It's a frickin survey of a statistical sample of people about their sporting likes and dislikes. You have nothing other than the dislike of the results to go on to discredit it. So shut up.


Bartelby 01-13-2013 02:13 AM

Tomorrow's popular radio and tv will be full of the nonsense that four of Australia's top ten favourite sports people are tennis players and guess what starts tomorrow???

Goosehead 01-13-2013 02:14 AM

ha haha haaaaaa..look at poor old warnie..:)

arrogant. fake, selfish, untrustworthy..etc :)

the australian public have spoken...so mote it be.

nikdom 01-13-2013 02:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Bartelby (Post 7116089)
No, But its a worthless piece of rubbish dressed up as research to fool people. It shouldn't be written, read or otherwise circulated.

Where did the OP say its "research". All it says is that it's a survey. Again, the only reason you diminish it is because you cant stand Federer and it offends your sensibilities to see that a large number of people do in fact like him.

Bartelby 01-13-2013 02:20 AM

A survey is a research method and Federer is my favourite player as well, but the survey is rubbish.

If Federer played tennis as well as people do research and write newspaper articles then I could beat him.


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