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ESPN the magazine quantifies team chemistry

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by DeskMonkey1, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    As usual I started out trying to figure out the accompanying chart and soon my eyes glazed over
    and I started to get a headache . I've concluded that I just am not smart
    enough to understand these ESPN type studies that try look at metrics in a different way
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Another important problem: there are so many possible confounding factors that the effect ESPN found could be one of a million other things.

    Yeah. That might be a problem, I suppose.
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

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  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Basically a bunch of rookies and a meathead like Incognito doesn't work, or a positive thinker in the clubhouse like Millar can help keep a team motivated when it's down

    Thanks for pointing that out, ESPN.

    Or these spreadsheets need to create spreadsheets that do not really explain why their first spreadsheets don't work.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member



  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Everyone raves about the Indians clubhouse chemistry from last year with guys like Giambi and Swisher inspiring everyone. Then this rates them with blah chemistry. Stupid study.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Giambi certainly knows something about chemistry.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The key is to be like the Giants of 1997-2002, who averaged 91 wins a year and made the playoffs three times while Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent gave each other neck rubs.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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