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Statistics adding up in sports world

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Statistics adding up in sports world

Adam Goldsboro, Staff Writer

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The rise of statistics in the sports world has been undeniable over the last decade or even more.

The major statistics used to be yards rushed or passed per game, points or assists per game, and runs batted in. But now there are stats like how many fadeaways LeBron James hits in a quarter.

The stats in basketball have changed with the arrival with new technology. For example, PER or player efficiency rating, is the pinnacle of advanced stats.

Another example is plus minus, which uses a complex math equation to give the player a positive or negative score. In simple terms, a negative score means that team did worse with that player on the court, while a positive score means that team did better with that player on the court.

Some NBA coaches and players see a problem with all these stats because they take away the eye test to see if a player can really play the game or not.

Baseball also has a problem with advanced stats. Baseball is already trying to gain fans by making the game more interesting and easier to understand, but too often announcers spout random stats the casual fan does not know.

As a result, casual audiences stop watching and baseball still has the same problem.

Football’s problem is slightly different because the NFL’s statistics are relatively simple to understand. The only problem is there are different stats for every position.

Overall, stats have come to the sports world and are likely here to stay.

About the Writer
Adam Goldsboro, Staff Writer

Adam Goldsboro is a junior and second-year staff writer and he can found on the soccer field or the basketball court.

 

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