The Wide World of Sports Analytics!
O.K. Jim McKay (R.I.P), I have not exactly “spanned the globe to bring a constant variety of sports” insights, but I did attend the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference for the first time last week and I was not disappointed! The event includes a tremendous line-up of league and team operations heavyweights, sports media personalities, authors and analytic firms doing some amazing things in the world of sports analytics. A couple of WOW moments for me included the following: