Thanks for visiting the CrowdScout blog – !
The CrowdScout platform was designed to automatically and elegantly aggregate the opinions of awesome fanalysts and create unique content – dynamic player rankings that can:
· aid the decision making of managers (fantasy or professional)
· settle arguments that happen over cold ones (or not)
· provide benchmarks for more advanced analysis, i.e. when determining what players are over/undervalued
· identify scouts with the ability to be ahead of the curve on judging talent
The inaugural beta season was a great learning experience, and I have some exciting plans for season 2, but clearly the website hasn’t hit the critical mass to provide dynamic and self-sustaining content. To supplement the CrowdScout system, I’ll be throwing out some of my own thoughts in my G blog.
· Hopefully delivers both qualitative and quantitative insights to sports (predominantly hockey) – the original idea behind the CrowdScout platform
· Part thought experiment, part analysis. Some logic and some numbers
· Whatever seems interesting and easy to write to me. If it is boring to write, I can’t imagine how bad it would to be to read
· Ideas a little different than the standard – meant to be critiqued. Ideas are stronger with more diverse input – one of the main principles behind CrowdScout
· Potentially more advanced analysis, possibly combining my own proprietary CrowdScout data with public data
I’ve been lucky enough to live lives of a colligate hockey goaltender, an antitrust economist, and a data scientist. I plan on relying on the ensemble of my experiences rather than one – there are more interesting economists and statisticians discussing sports worthy of your time (I believe market forces have spoken on my goaltending abilities as well – unless the NHL was really serious about increasing goals). After finishing my college hockey career, I took some time away from being completely immersed in hockey while the hockey analytics community matured. When I decided I wanted to contribute, I thought it would be best to create something different – a platform that was able to combine analytic and traditional information in a meaningful way. I hope to do the same in the Game Theory blog.