Saturday, February 1, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII Analytics (2014)

As you can tell, we enjoy sports -- and particularly playoffs and championship games.  Here are various sports analytics we have performed for this year's 2014 Super Bowl.  We looked at everything from "Wins Above Average" and Monte Carlo simulations to sports psychology and Pythagorean approaches.

 Sports Analytics approaches

Sports Psychology + Stats approach

If you (or your friends) are in those Square Pools -- this could be interesting

Carlton Chin, CFA, holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT and enjoys applying numbers to everything from sports analytics to the financial markets. He is a fund manager and quant researcher. He has been featured in the NY TimesRantSports, Wall St. Journal,SeekingAlpha & Financial Trader.

Dr. Jay Granat, psychotherapist, named one of America's Top 10 Mental Gurus by Golf Digest, has worked with Olympic athletes & sports organizations. A former university professor, he has authored several books on sport psychology -- and has appeared on ESPN, CBS & Good Morning America.