Have Stats Gone Too Far?

Have Stats Gone Too Far?

Matthew Haysover 10 years


Aritcle written by:Matthew HaysMatthew Hays
numb3rs-show-1 I'm really enjoying this Florida-Georgia game. Is it just me or does it seem like the only shots Erving Walker takes are high emotion three-pointers? Fun to watch. Anyway, that's not the point of my post. Rather, I'd like to direct your attention to the ridiculous detail in stat keeping these days. I used to think that the old man who came to the game and kept stats during in his notebook was as dedicated as it got, but that's no longer the case. Look at the NBA, I don't know what mastermind developed the plus/minus stat but it's an interesting concoction. Currently the best five players on one team in terms of +/- are five players on the 21-25 Houston Rockets. The Rockets obviously aren't the best team in the NBA but somehow when that combination is on the court, they outscore their opponents by 18 points. That's silly. I took this picture off of NBA.com. I don't know why they went to the UK media guide for Chuck's picture, but I like it.


On the college basketball front there's a great little site to turn to if you're looking to waste some time. It's becoming a very popular, but if you've never visited it before, I'd recommend you check out Ken Pomeroy's site for the most insanely in-depth college basketball stats out there. Currently in his adjusted ratings, Ken has the Wildcats ranked as the sixth best team in the nation, followed immediately by the Washington Huskies. I ask you this: Are we the sixth best team in the nation or have the numbers simply made us out to look better than we are? Let's hear what you think, BBN

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