Numbers offer new perspective on upcoming matchups
When it comes to sports, I'm a numbers guy. But, I'm a numbers guy with an asterisk. Next to the asterisk would read something along the lines of: "numbers must actually tell you something."
We get inundated with numbers at ESPN. Stuff like: "Texas is 29-0 all-time in games in which it scores more than 60 points." Great. It's accurate, but it tells me absolutely nothing. Find me a team that doesn't win when it scores 60, and then you might be onto something.
And yet, in my job as a studio ...
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