By: Edward Egros

introduction

Greetings and Welcome!

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Hello and welcome to the blog portion of my website.  Here, I will write about sports analytic findings I have researched, analyze others' approaches to these quantitative tools and discuss the future of this field.

Though we are seeing players, coaches and the media become more comfortable discussing analytics openly, it also seems to be confined to specific areas like gambling and fantasy sports.  This blog will dig deeper into these areas by means of forecasting, but it will also infer how and why things happened in noteworthy games.  Models, data visualizations and other analytic tools can communicate these ideas.

One goal for this website is to bridge the gap between those who embrace analytics and those who shun the tools.  I have never been comfortable operating with the belief there are two distinct camps.  I believe analytics should be a part of a toolbox for fans and those who work in sports.  If a tool makes the job more efficient, then it should be used; if not, then find another tool or do not use any.  Attaching personal feelings one way or another does not (and should not) serve anyone's purposes.

I also hope this blog will be a call to action for those who read.  If you would like to comment, please do so.  If you would like to reach out, please click "Contact Me" at the top of this page.  Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy what this site has to offer.