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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Elias Sports Bureau Boss Seymour Siwoff Had Immeasurable Impact in How We Watch Sports

It’s hard to overstate how significant Elias Sports Bureau is in the way we all watch, read, and learn about sports. Any time you hear something like, “Lamar Jackson is the first player in NFL HISTORY with four TD passes and at least 50 yards rushing in consecutive games,” there’s a high probability that stat originated with Elias. (This one indeed did.)

Jim Furtado Posted: November 30, 2019 at 08:48 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. bobm Posted: November 30, 2019 at 02:27 PM (#5904568)
It's a joy to see increasing numbers of media citations of Baseball Reference.
   2. Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: November 30, 2019 at 02:38 PM (#5904570)
“Lamar Jackson is the first player in NFL HISTORY with four TD passes and at least 50 yards rushing in consecutive games,”


...and now I know who to blame for the egregious misuse of statistics in sports broadcasts. (Unless things like this are just meant as trivia, in which case, whatever. But it's clear that that's not how the broadcasters take them.)
   3. AndrewJ Posted: November 30, 2019 at 04:31 PM (#5904579)
Bill James's mortal enemy, yet surprisingly good friends with Retrosheet's David W. Smith.

RIP.
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: November 30, 2019 at 04:56 PM (#5904581)
..and now I know who to blame for the egregious misuse of statistics in sports broadcasts. (Unless things like this are just meant as trivia, in which case, whatever. But it's clear that that's not how the broadcasters take them.)

which also leads to the Neanderthals claiming that this kind of swill represents "sabermetrics"
   5. puck Posted: December 01, 2019 at 04:06 PM (#5904706)
That was a big reason James was pissed at them in the days of the later Abstracts.

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