Thursday, January 20, 2011

NFL Conference Championships

As we prepare our analysis for the Super Bowl -- we took a look at what the quant facts say about the NFL Conference Championships. Our "research project" and book -- studies the results of championship finals in many of the major sports over the past 20-30 years. We have quantified key concepts of sports psychology, championship characteristics, and winning factors.

In the NFL Conference Championships, an early look at our championship factors points to Green Bay beating Chicago and Pittsburgh beating the Jets. In particular, we look at key concepts of sports psychology such as:
  • consistency,
  • defense, and
  • minimizing errors.
We'll have more details about the factors we focus on -- in our Super Bowl analysis -- once the finalists are decided. Enjoy the games.

As we get ready for the Super Bowl, here is one of last year's popular articles we did for the NY Times (on Square Pools):

Carlton Chin and Jay Granat are authors of, "Who Will Win the Big Game?" -- which takes a quantitative look at concepts of sports psychology. They have been quoted in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, and CBS.