Can you imagine if, or rather when, Analytics become more meaningful and accurate within Sport Science just how much sports like football, cricket and the like could change!
For those with money making interests I am sure eyes light up and dollar signs consume them but what about those who are simply lovers of the game?
Moneyball by Michael Lewis changed the way people thought about sport, particularly for those owners, managers, and players with the biggest vested interests. Lewis’s book helped bring about a revolution in which player performance was measured and assessed using an evidence-based approach rather than a tradition dominated by anecdote and intuition. Since then, sports scientists have attempted to replicate the success of this approach in sports such as basketball, soccer, American football, and so on. This science is driven by the relatively new ability to gather vast amounts of data about the players and the play while the game is in progress.