I was a comparatively early fan of the people who used better statistics to analyze baseball — SABRmetrics, as it’s called — but this? This makes my head hurt, football.
It’s a graph from Dan McLaughlin, who writes the Baseball Crank blog. He takes on football, too.
What does this tell us? It tells us the Super Bowl games are getting closer than they used to be, according to his article today on Grantland.
He doesn’t say why they’re closer than they once were, so we’ll assume it’s a natural result of the NFL’s insistence on parity which makes many teams just like many other teams.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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