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 Post subject: Sports related questions
PostPosted: Thu August 19, 2021 12:17 pm 
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of the major sports, and on an individual basis, which sport do you feel stat lines are the most deceptive?

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 Post subject: Re: Sports related questions
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Good question.

There are a lot of garbage time/empty stats in the NFL, but I'm not sure that's the answer.


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i've always felt YAC (yards after catch) to be a waste. not sure if that's an actual stat (anymore or ever), but i remember a time when that was brought up with regularity.

seems irrelevant.


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Wins in baseball

Worst stat of all time

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Bammer wrote:
Wins in baseball

Worst stat of all time

Or NBA


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 Post subject: Re: Sports related questions
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I don’t think stats are deceptive in any sport, the logic attached to them is.

And or Art and nuance.

A single statistic doesn’t tell a story about performance, for instance driving distance in golf, without driving accuracy or GIR or number of putts etc.

Football is difficult to judge on kept statistics alone because they don’t always tell the whole story about all the things that take place to make a play or a game successful.

In soccer, a team might have 80% of the possession and complete 70% of their passes but produce very few real scoring chances.


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Basketball has yet to come up with good metrics regarding defensive play.

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 Post subject: Re: Sports related questions
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Games started is pretty worthless in football unless you're a QB or OL.

Snap counts are far more accurate to determine how much a player is contributing.


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+/- and Per 36 annoy me in B-Ball.


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bada wrote:
+/- and Per 36 annoy me in B-Ball.


+/- is worthless

Per 36 is a little better, but not by much


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i forgot i made this thread

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how many putts per round do you average?


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doug rr wrote:
lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
i forgot i made this thread

how many putts per round do you average?


53


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Monkey_Driven wrote:
doug rr wrote:
lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
i forgot i made this thread

how many putts per round do you average?


53

51

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lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
of the major sports, and on an individual basis, which sport do you feel stat lines are the most deceptive?


Baseball because of how they are used. Almost every stat now has some counter stat and everyone can always find stats to back up whatever argument they have and just ignore the ones that contradict what they are saying.


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lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
of the major sports, and on an individual basis, which sport do you feel stat lines are the most deceptive?


Baseball because of how they are used. Almost every stat now has some counter stat and everyone can always find stats to back up whatever argument they have and just ignore the ones that contradict what they are saying.

You're not down with xBABIP?

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 Post subject: Re: Sports related questions
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3pt percentage because some guys aren’t afraid to chuck a full courter at the end of the quarter, and it brings their split down. Respect.

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 Post subject: Re: Sports related questions
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People who sucked at sports love sports stats


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This thread is about hating sports stats

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Here's my question:

Why do I care? I only feel pain

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