Saturday, December 1, 2012
Statistical Analysis in Sport
Statistical analysis can be a useful tool in many professions, but especially in sport where numbers and trends are everything. Looking through the links and articles that my professor posted I was able to learn about the different uses for it. I really felt the article in the New York Times(http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/sports/football/more-nfl-teams-hire-statisticians-but-their-use-remains-mostly-guarded.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1354388879-sXAXoNoIjHeljhufotbDUg) about how the NFL is using statistics and hiring analyst to compile stats before they draft a potential player. I thought that it was interesting how much the coaches placed not only on the player himself but also on the stats and how a player could effect the entire organization. Teams use statistics to look at all aspects of the game on and off the field. Statistical analysis is the new wave.
Posted by Michelle E. Schukraft at 11:18 AM