Thursday, May 25, 2006

Wages Of Wins

On the continuing trail of eliminating false orthodoxy from professional sports, an interesting article on The Wages of Wins by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker. Thanx to Mike D. at Sports Blah for the link.

***Update*** For any who doubt that Gladwell's article is worth reading, here is a tidbit that might draw you in:

The Win Score algorithm suggests that Ray Allen has had nearly as good a career as Kobe Bryant, whom many consider the top player in the game, and that the journeyman forward Jerome Williams was actually among the strongest players of his generation.

I always knew I was right about The JYD!!!

2 Comments:

At 3:57 PM, Blogger Avi Schaumberg said...

The gang at Sports Economist are at the top of my daily-read list.

In addition to nearly weekly myth-busting (and a book to boot!), they're good for diligently opposing all manner of public-subsidy lunacy for pro sports.

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

How come you have never told me about that site before? I'll add it to the blogroll immediately!

 

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