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lies, damned lies and statistics -- Twain

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Poppa San, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Article about the stats explosion across the NFL.
    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com.../10/11/sorting-nfls-stats-explosion/17124479/
     
  2. Crazy Packers Fan

    Crazy Packers Fan Cheesehead

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    How about the whopper of a stat FOX Sports 1 had this morning- "Peyton Manning scores on rushing attempts more often than Geno Smith scores on passing attempts." Of course, that's because Peyton never runs the ball, pretty much ever. I love statistics, I used to be obsessed with them, but I've noticed more and more that writers just twist them whichever way they want in order to make their point.
     
  3. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    Agreed, Stats are for show and talking heads. Only one stat matters, did you win.
     
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  4. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    Yeah, who cares?
    They throw all sorts of crap at us during the broadcasts and they make it seem more important than it really is.
    I think a lot of those irrelevant stats and number are just there to fill in air time.
     
  5. El Guapo

    El Guapo Cheesehead

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    You only need to know if it's light or dark outside, but things start to get a lot more intriguing when you try to figure out what causes light and dark to happen.

    Anything can be used incorrectly. It doesn't make them inherently bad, but just dangerous in a fool's hand. Treat all statistics as you would words coming out of a politicians mouth - be skeptical and do your homework.
     

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