Issue number thirty-seven, glad to have ya.
Do we have a Super Bowl DVOA surprise? Maybe. We then try and translate hockey rink videos to overhead maps. Unrelated, but why does hockey encourage ties? Drives me nuts. There is a link to 50 soccer research papers or articles, so technically, there are 49 in this week's lineup. How about the best MLB players to never win an MVP? What would they look like put together in a lineup? Closing it out is an article about NBA shooters and who has improved versus who is just more open.
This Week's Lineup
Who Won DVOA in the Super Bowl?
Sure the Rams won the Super Bowl, but the Bengals had slightly better underlying play-by-play performance based on Football Outsiders' DVOA system. But what is it due to?
Translating Hockey Rink Video to Overhead Maps
A project about translating video footage to an overhead map of a hockey rink. The author walks through a few different models to help illustrate how it has evolved. Shoutout to Professor Brooks for this unique share!
50 Soccer Analytics 2021 Research Papers
Fantastic list of notable research papers and other articles. Dive on in!
Lineup of Best MLB Players to Never Win MVP
This is a fun thought exercise. A lineup full of players who finished 2nd or 3rd in MVP voting. Uses a DH instead of having a pitcher hit.
Which NBA players are shooting better and who is just more open?
Some NBA players are shooting better this season; some have just been more open. Open being classified as having no defender within four feet and wide-open as no defender within six feet). Neat visualization included.
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