Meaningless statistics, every sport has them, and though they may look impressive, they aren’t the true judge of what is really going on.
The movie and book Moneyball is a good example of how looking at more meaningful statistics can change a way a player is looked at and the way a game is played.
Money Ball – Michael Lewis
He Gets On Base
Moneyball: 3 Insights About Big Data & Change Management
The Numbers Game – How Data Is Changing Football
Key Stats For Winning – The Rugby Championship
One problem with Big Data can be that one ends up collecting more meaningless statistics, it’s the pattern recognizers amongst us who are the ones that make the most of the data that’s collected