Basketball season has finally begun in my little town, which is a big deal for us. We started the season out hot with a winning streak of 11-0 for the junior high girls. We’ve dominated almost every team by 20 points or more, but the next game coming up was a big one. We played Norfork, a school that had also not lost a game. Norfork was smaller than us,
players were some of my best friends and they would ask me questions about their game or their stats. The coaches always told the players they were not to question what I said, when it came to game stats. This was important because of a point system our school used. The players lost points for fouls and turnovers and gained points for positive stats or plays. They were not to question what I said in that part of the game. The coaches and players asked my opinion on different things and they always valued what I said. They didn't always go with my view, but it was considered equally with the players' views.
In sports stats, you can’t decide the best players on a team by how they played in a shorter time |
the audience, and it is hard to put it to perspective. Therefore, a statistic is appealing to the
Baseball has always been a game of numbers. Fans of the game have grown up being able to recite them by heart; Ted Williams’.406 batting average, Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak, Babe Ruth’s 714 home runs. These numbers hold a special place in the history of the game. Statistics such as batting average, wins, home runs, and runs batted in have always been there to tell us who the best players are. Your favorite player has a .300 batting average? He’s an all-star. He hit 40 home runs and batted in 120 runs? That’s a Most Valuable Player Award candidate. Your favorite team’s best pitcher won 20 games? He’s a Cy Young Award contender. These statistics have been used to evaluate player performance
Statistics, specifically how they measure and control data, as well as help us learn from it, has and always will be a part of baseball (“What is statistics”). Stats are very, very useful for many purposes in the sport, and can help keep some analysis simplistic. The most effective use of stats in baseball is the comparison between teammates within the same season. Within these parameters, the numbers come from very similar environments, as the teammates are playing against the same teams in the same ballparks at the same time. There are no outside factors potentially skewing the
In this project, many different statistics were used to try and predict the winners of the NCAA March Madness tournament. To do this, statistics were tested from the previous year to see if they moderately correlated to winning games. When a stat is moderately correlated, that means it relates to winning. Using a scatter plot, a graph that gives a visual of whether or not a stat is correlated, correlation coefficients were found for each stat. The correlation coefficient is a decimal that shows if a set of numbers is moderately correlated. After finding stats that were the closest to being moderately correlated, a metric was put together that used the best stats to determine which teams will win games. The stat that was the closest to being moderately correlated was the turnover ratio of the teams. Another stat that was almost moderately correlated was RPI, or Rating Percentage Index. This stat uses a team’s win percentage, their opponents’ win percentage, and their opponents’ opponents’ win percentage to rank teams. Also, missed field goal percentage was a stat that was used.
Being in sports can be both challenging and rewarding at times. Being brutally defeated can make you feel like you’re at rock bottom, while winning a championship game can make you feel as if you’re on the top of the world. This is a story about a basketball team who finally stepped up to their biggest rival of all, showing the other team and themselves that anything is possible.
Name your favorite sports team. Throughout my history of watching sports, I have found an interest in going for two sports teams. The first team is in the national football league and they are the Seattle Seahawks. I first started rooting for them back in 2005, which was the year they lost in the Super Bowl to the Pittsburgh Steelers. After I watched that game, I started watching a couple more games following their Super Bowl loss, then I finally decided that this is the team that I would be dedicated to rooting for the rest of my life. My other favorite basketball team is in New York and they are the New York Knicks. I began rooting for the Knicks because I was an Amar'e Stoudemire fan and when he left Phoenix, I decided to follow him there since he was the only player I cared about. I stayed a Knicks fans because of the electric atmosphere that consumes Madison Square Garden when their team is giving their all.
I was just sitting at home one day, when my mom’s phone buzzed. I was curious to see what it was, how I normally am. At first sight, I saw that it was a text from Tammy Skinner, My friend Tyler’s mom. I was really excited because it was from Tammy at first, but then I went crazy when I discovered that he was inviting me to go to a Minnesota Timberwolves game with him for his birthday! I was hoping that I could go, and my mom said that I could! I was going to my first NBA game, and I couldn’t believe it! In my head, I was thinking “Is this really happening?” Now, I am a Cleveland Cavaliers fan, but I still like the Timberwolves, and I didn’t care at all, because I was going to a NBA game. The Timberwolves
Despite winning the NBA Finals in June, the Warriors have made it known their primary motivation this season is derived from their doubters. Furthermore, Las Vegas pegged my Cavaliers as the favorites to win this season’s
Many people think that golf is game of skill, but in this paper I will be researching how golf is also a game of numbers. I already know a little bit about this topic especially the golf side, but I also know that using statistical analysis has worked in other sports like baseball. For example the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis, which was later turned into a movie, tells the story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics and their General Manager Billy Beane as well as their young Assistant General Manager Peter Brandt and how they based their season purely on stats to take their team to the playoffs.
MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. Use the given degree of confidence and sample data to construct a confidence interval for the population proportion. 1) Of 346 items tested, 12 are found to be defective. Construct a 98% confidence interval for the percentage of all such items that are defective. A) (3.34%, 3.59%) B) (1.18%, 5.76%) C) (1.85%, 5.09%) D) (0.93%, 6.00%) E) (0.13%, 6.80%) 2) Of 81 adults selected randomly from one town, 64 have health insurance. Construct a 90% confidence interval for the percentage of all adults in the town who have health insurance. A) (71.6%, 86.5%) B) (67.4%, 90.7%) C) (70.1%, 87.9%) D)
The Chicago Bulls and their fans saw a great deal of success in the 1990’s. Still to this day they are considered one of the best basketball teams, aside from The Dream Team of the ’92 Olympics, in history. Fueled by the incredible talent of the Great Michael Jordan and his collaborator Scottie Pippen, the Chicago Bulls went on to win 6 NBA championships in a span of 10 years (’91, ’92, ’93, ’96, ’97, ’98). With their roster unstoppable and the intimidation they instilled within every team, their nickname “The Dynasty” was well fitting
observers that winning is more important than the game itself, and the nature of sports, that