Sports Fans, Catastrophisizing, and Certitude

As most of you know, I am a big fan of sports. Well, SOME sports — primarily college basketball, college basketball, and some pro football, in about that order. (That includes WOMEN’s basketball, for those of you who haven’t seen the light yet.) As a result, I spend a lot of time reading three sites:

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Are We Really Shooting Worse?

Lots of people are saying this is one of the worst-shooting teams of recent memory. I know it seems that way, especially last weekend – but let’s look at some data and not trust our lying eyes.

So, using the great site Sports Reference, I pulled down game stats for the past five seasons. I then did some analysis.

Can A Loss Be A Win?

My wife and I traveled to a funeral on Saturday, and listened to the game on the way back to Louisville from Dayton. We were able to pick up the game at halftime, and listened to the end. And while I was disappointed in the loss, I have to say:

Outside of the score, this was a win for Louisville.