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The Weakest Link

This is not a plea to revive the game show The Weakest Link from 2001.  Rather, I recently read a book called The Numbers Game which discusses analytics in the world of soccer.  One of the chapters is how success in soccer is not tied as much to the strongest players on your team, but rather the …

Clutch Stats

If you watch any of the talking head shows on ESPN or Fox, you hear a lot of discussion about whether certain players are ‘clutch’. Not too long ago, Lebron James was the subject of these conversations. More recently, it’s anyone on the Toronto Raptors. I’m not going to get into any of the esoteric …