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All Blog Posts Tagged 'football' (6)

Another Analysis of Punting on 4th Down

Yes, I know, this has been tried a few times and no one listens.... At least not yet. Despite several studies showing otherwise, teams still punt more than they should. Admittedly, some of these studies have been less than rigorous, and often times, assumptions are made that warrant scrutiny (assuming a 50% success rate on all 4th down attempts for example). But I don't think it is the lack of scientific rigor that keeps change at bay. I think the failure to adopt a novel strategy has a lot…

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Added by Ray Hall on August 30, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Big Data Can Predict Football’s Rising Stars (VIDEO)

Did you know that Big Data can help us predict who the future football stars will be? This is precisely what happened in Riyad Mahrez’s case, PFA Player of the Year, who has conquered the English Premier League with Leicester City.

Riyad Mahrez

During last year’s Big Data Week Conference in London, Malta-based entrepreneur Valery Bollier correctly foresaw…

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Added by Jure Rejec on May 11, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

How Big Data is Changing the World of Soccer

Did you know that athletes are not only monitored by cameras on stadiums, but also by many quirky devices such as accelerometers, heart rate sensors and even local GPS-like systems? Indeed, Big Data and modern technologies are currently revolutionizing sports and even powering the Fantasy Sports…

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Added by Jure Rejec on January 11, 2016 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Fantasy Sports Betting: The Next 'Big Thing' Thanks to Big Data

Many believe that Fantasy Sports Betting (FSB) is the next immensely popular online game, similar to the arrival of Poker a decade ago, and the incredible growth of the industry in the USA is the best proof of that.

Since betting on sporting events has been increasingly evident since the turn of the century and has become a global professional sports sector in itself, it makes sense to explore how it can merge together with FSB. Are they complementary products or is…

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Added by Jure Rejec on June 21, 2015 at 10:57pm — 1 Comment

Super Bowl Analytics: A Closer Look at #WhosGonnaWin

Excerpt reprinted with permission from ckmadvisors.com

This weekend sees Super Bowl XLVIII come to New York (yes, we're well aware that the stadium is technically in New Jersey). Earlier this week one of our data scientists noticed the Empire State Building lights putting on quite a show. A quick search revealed that the iconic building's…

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Added by Nicholas Hartman on February 2, 2014 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Replaying the NFL Championships with Twitter Language Analytics

Excerpt reprinted with permission from ckmadvisors.com

By CKM Advisors Natural Language Analysis Team, 

Last year we posted a popular piece offering our view on…

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Added by Nicholas Hartman on January 19, 2014 at 11:43pm — 2 Comments

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