Counterpoints: The Sports Analytics Podcast from MIT Sloan Management Review
By MIT Sloan Management Review
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This is a show for sports professionals, data junkies, and fans alike. It’s a show for anyone who knows that numbers are about much more than the score. Hosts Ben Shields (MIT Sloan School of Management) and Paul Michelman (MIT Sloan Management Review) engage the world’s premier sports analytics experts in a lively, occasionally controversial, conversation about what’s really happening both on and off the field.
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||CleanThe Quest to Measure Basketball IQ||Basketball IQ is one of the game’s holy analytical grails. We know it’s there, or at least we think we know it’s there. But what is it even made of? Intuition? Vision? Knowledge of the game? Or is it simply natural intelligence and brain...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanPreview Episode||This is a sports analytics show for sports professionals, data junkies, and fans alike. It’s a show for anyone who knows that numbers are about much more than the score. Hosts Ben Shields (MIT Sloan School of Management) and Paul Michelman (MIT...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast sounds like a fun way to dive deep into the world of sports analytics! I'm looking forward to hearing these guests debate their sports analytics theories.
A data approach to understanding team sports is just what I’ve been waiting for.
Commentators on the recent WS kept saying the Sox success was a combo of "old school and new school data-based managing." I am a sports analytics junkie and can't wait to hear how this perspective gets addressed. Gave 4 stars even though it's just a preview because the podcast narrators are well versed in the subject and sound good (no drama but also not boring) but am looking forward to hearing the first solid cast.
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