Sports analytics & 3 centuries old tradition (Part 2)

In the previous post I’ve introduced you to 3 centuries old tradition from Croatia, a knightly tournament that celebrates heroes from the past and their modern counterparts, alkars from Sinj. It’s definitely not some usual analytics subject, but hey, it’s analytics in everything, right? so we did some sports analytics stuff on the collected data … Continue reading Sports analytics & 3 centuries old tradition (Part 2)

Sports analytics & 3 centuries old tradition (Part 1)

I remember reading this great sport analytics piece on fivethirtyeight.com on history of Japanese Sumo. Japanese, who are notoriously pedantic, kept records of their great sporting tradition for centuries and Benjamin Morris (n.b. author of best sports analytics piece ever, on Dennis Rodman non the less) did fantastic analysis. Whole piece was great, and visualizations … Continue reading Sports analytics & 3 centuries old tradition (Part 1)