Links for a Class

These are links for a class in which I’m appearing as a dumb speaker, and likely of no interest to anyone.

FanGraphs

Apple IIc Basketball

Apple IIc Basketball Images

Chauncey Billups’ Basketball Reference Page

True Shooting Percentage Formula

Crunk Quotient

Kevin Pelton Mention

Favorite Team’s Stats

Favorite Team’s Crunk Quotient (Excel File)

Favorite Team’s Crunk Quotient (Image)

FanGraphs: WAR Leaderboard, 2014

FanGraphs: WAR Primer

FanGraphs: WAR, A Complete Example

FanGraphs: Price per Win in 2013-14 Offseason

Sample-Size Reliability: Hitters

Sample-Size Reliability: Pitchers

SCOUT Leaderboards for Arizona Fall League

SCOUT Leaders for Arizona Fall League (Excel File)

Basketball: Expected Possession Value

Football: Expected Points

Hockey: PDO

Z-Scores for Fantasy Sports

Unkempt Notes

Style Point Ratings for Europe’s Remaining Weekend Matches (10/4/2014)

Recently, in these pages, the author introduced a new iteration of only a slightly less new metric called Style Points, itself designed to estimate roughly, on a scale of 0 to 10, the aesthetic appeal of each club currently playing in Europe’s five major leagues and also the MLS. What follows is a table featuring not Style Point club scores, but rather match scores, for the weekend’s European matches with scheduled kickoff times of 2pm ET or later on Saurday.

Match scores are produced merely by averaging the Style Point figures for each club — a methodology which, for what it lacks in sophistication, makes up for in being easy to produce.

Here are all of the remaining matches in Europe this weekend by this clearly flawed metric:

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Style Point Ratings for Europe’s Weekend Matches (9/27/2014)

Recently, in these pages, the author introduced a new iteration of only a slightly less new metric called Style Points, itself designed to estimate roughly, on a scale of 0 to 10, the aesthetic appeal of each club currently playing in Europe’s five major leagues and also the MLS. What follows is a table featuring not Style Point club scores, but rather match scores, for the weekend’s European matches.

Match scores are produced merely by averaging the Style Point figures for each club — a methodology which, for what it lacks in sophistication, makes up for in being easy to produce.

Here are the top-10 matches in Europe this week by this clearly flawed metric:

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Current Style Point Ratings for European Clubs (9/26/2014)

Recently, in these pages, the author introduced a new iteration of only a slightly less new metric called Style Points, itself designed to estimate roughly, on a scale of 0 to 10, the aesthetic appeal of each club currently playing in Europe’s five major leagues. What follows is an even newer iteration of that same thing, updated for this past week’s matches.

This most recent version of Style Points accounts for four variables, as follow:

  • Shots in the box per game; and
  • Dribbles* per game; and
  • Short passes per game; and
  • Club value**.

*Which is to say, dribbles past opposing defenders.
**As measured by Transfermarkt.

For every club, I’ve calculated their z-score (i.e. standard deviations from the mean) according to each of the variables noted above and then performed the following equation, with a view to distributing each league’s Style Point figures on a scale of 0-10:

(BOXz * 0.25 + DRIBz * 0.25 + SHORTz * 0.25 + CASHz * 0.25) * 5 + 5

Having performed all of that suspicious arithmetic, here are the top-10 clubs in Europe right now, according to Style Points:

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Style Point Ratings for Europe’s Mid-Week Matches (9/23/2014)

Recently, in these pages, the author introduced a new iteration of only a slightly less new metric called Style Points, itself designed to estimate roughly, on a scale of 0 to 10, the aesthetic appeal of each club currently playing in Europe’s five major leagues and also the MLS. What follows is a table featuring not Style Point club scores, but rather match scores, for the weekend’s European matches.

Match scores are produced merely by averaging the Style Point figures for each club — a methodology which, for what it lacks in sophistication, makes up for in being easy to produce.

Here are the top-10 matches in Europe this week by this clearly flawed metric:

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Current Style Point Ratings for European Clubs

Recently, in these pages, the author introduced a new iteration of only a slightly less new metric called Style Points, itself designed to estimate roughly, on a scale of 0 to 10, the aesthetic appeal of each club currently playing in Europe’s five major leagues. What follows is an even newer iteration of that same thing, updated for this past weekend’s matches.

This most recent version of Style Points accounts for four variables, as follow:

  • Shots in the box per game; and
  • Dribbles* per game; and
  • Short passes per game; and
  • Club value**.

*Which is to say, dribbles past opposing defenders.
**As measured by Transfermarkt.

For every club, I’ve calculated their z-score (i.e. standard deviations from the mean) according to each of the variables noted above and then performed the following equation, with a view to distributing each league’s Style Point figures on a scale of 0-10:

(BOXz * 0.33 + DRIBz * 0.33 + SHORTz * 0.33 + CASHz * 0.33) * 5 + 5

Having performed all of that suspicious arithmetic, here are the top-10 clubs in Europe right now, according to Style Points:

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GIF: Scorpion-Kick Goal Situation, Care of Celta Vigo’s Pablo Hernandez

According to Style Points, the likely flawed and totally proprietary metric designed by the author to measure the aesthetic value of European football teams and matches, Spanish side Celta Vigo were second among all La Liga clubs entering this weekend of play.

What follows does not, at all, constitute evidence to the effect that Celta Vigo’s Style Point score is justified. What it does reveal, however, is that striker Pablo Hernandez possess some combination of (a) imagination and (b) the physical competence to realize that of which his imagination his capable.

Regard, his goal from the 19th minute of Celta’s match this afternoon against Atletico Madrid:

Hernandez Goal 1

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Style Point Ratings for This Weekend’s European Matches

Recently, in these pages, the author introduced a new iteration of only a slightly less new metric called Style Points, itself designed to estimate roughly, on a scale of 0 to 10, the aesthetic appeal of each club currently playing in Europe’s five major leagues and also the MLS. What follows is a table featuring not Style Point club scores, but rather match scores, for the weekend’s European matches.

Match scores are produced merely by averaging the Style Point figures for each club — a methodology which, for what it lacks in sophistication, makes up for it by being easy to produce.

Here are the top-10 matches in Europe this weekend by this clearly flawed metric:

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Style Point Ratings for This Weekend’s MLS Matches

Recently, in these pages, the author introduced a new iteration of only a slightly less new metric called Style Points, itself designed to estimate roughly, on a scale of 0 to 10, the aesthetic appeal of each club currently playing in Europe’s five major leagues and also the MLS. What follows is a table featuring not Style Point club scores, but rather match scores, for the weekend’s MLS schedule.

Match scores are produced merely by averaging the Style Point figures for each club — a methodology which, for what it lacks in sophistication, makes up for it by being easy to produce.

Here are the relevant numbers, sorted in descending order by match score:

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