Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ball Hogs Get All The Girls

We retweeted an interesting article from the guys at Freakonomics yesterday that looked some statistics around group meetings and which person was viewed most positively after the meeting. Sounds kind boring but they took it a step further and compared that to Basketball and a team who has a high volume shooter.

The question became "does a high volume shooter benefit in his reputation simply because he shoots a lot?". It's an interesting question and one that can translate quite easily to Lacrosse. We have commented on the exploits of John Grant Jr. already this season but he is a high volume shooter (currently leading NLL in shots at Net per game). Cody Jamieson is another high volume shooter (second in shots on net). Do they benefit in the fan's mind from our bias towards thinking "the guy who shoots a lot is obviously the best player"? It is an interesting question and one that we will take a detailed look at later this week in Peaks and Valleys.

For now, here is the article from Freakonomics: http://www.freakonomics.com/2012/02/13/ball-hogs-and-long-meetings/#

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