Weekly Sports Analytics Round-Up

16 Jul

I hesitated to include the “weekly” moniker on this post since it has been a good 11 weeks since the last sports analytics round-up.  But as you probably guessed, we have all been busy impressing potential future employers at our summer internships.  So, without further ado, here are this edition’s links:


Fascinating read about applying network theory to analyzing ball movement during the 2010 World Cup and 2012 Euro Cup.  http://www.technologyreview.com/view/428399/pagerank-algorithm-reveals-soccer-teams/


Interesting article comparing NFL Draft and NBA Draft pick values accounting for the difference in the number of starters between the two sports: http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/06/27/comparing-the-nba-draft-to-the-nfl-draft/

I, for one, am wary of people who still hate on Lebron because of the Decision or because he had to partner with a “Big Three” to win a title.  As for the latter, this article places Miami’s “other two” in perspective with other championship teams.  As for the former, I would only ask how many stupid decisions you made when you were 25?





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