Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Quant Facts" -- Sports Prediction Update

The Packers and Steelers advanced to the Super Bowl -- and their victories in the NFL Conference Championships brings the book's blog's record to 19-10 for our "quant facts" predictions.

We have studied concepts of sports psychology and quantified certain championship characteristics based on decades worth of data from the finals of major sports ranging from the NFL and MLB, to the NHL, NBA, and even golf and tennis. The indicators -- sometimes pick underdogs -- and relate to concepts such:
  • Experience,
  • Leadership,
  • Consistency,
  • Minimizing errors, and
  • Confidence.
Our work for the finals of major sporting events is often picked up my major media such as the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal, so keep your eye on our blog. We'll hopefully link to an article if it is picked up by a major newspaper.