The Numbers Game

Sports Biz and Johnny Football – Jacob Rosen, WFNY – Numbers Game 19

Episode 19 (October 7, 2015): The nineteeth episode of The Numbers Game (@NumbersGamePod), a RotoViz Radio powered podcast, hosted by Matthew Freedman (@MattFtheOracle) and Kevin Cole (@Cole_Kev).

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Guest: Jacob Rosen (@WFNYJacob)

Jacob is a Sport Biz MBA student at the Warsaw Center, sports analytics enthusiast, and writer at WFNY. Jacob joins us to discuss the state of sports business and how the field uses analytics; how analytics are being embraced by by different sports; and whether his beloved Cleveland Browns are using analytics correctly.

Host Discussion: Running Back Rhythm & Target Share

Matt & Kevin discuss if running backs needs lots of carries to get into a rhythm and perform more efficiently (answer: no); and the hosts talk about why you should view targets from a share perspective instead of focusing on absolute numbers.

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