Issue 33! Welcome first-timers and old-timers.

For your entertainment this week, we start with a deep dive tutorial for R by using NBA career stats, followed by a paper highlighting in-play expected points for basketball and football. A new metric is introduced for soccer, and does scoring first in football make you good or do good teams just score first? Tricky one, right? Lastly, a fun technology update for shot tracking data is getting incorporated into broadcasts.

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Weekly Unexpected Quote

“The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future.”

Frank Herbert, Dune

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