Sports. Data. If you are here, you probably know that these are a few of my favorite things. This is a Sample NBA dashboard that I built using Tableau and a host of data sources that I pulled together. The About page has some of the components / notables. There are a couple of imperfect pixels that got introduced in Tableau Public. (they weren’t there on my desktop) I will reach out to my Tableau friends and work with them once I have a chance to investigate a bit more.
Tim Donaghy’s book is going to be the ESPN topic of topics for a while now – buckle up. From the excerpts that I have read… About 80% of this crap is ‘fact based’ – heavy emphasis on based. But even that part is so clearly overhyped, spun up, twisted, and blown out of proportion that any logical person will discredit 75% of the fact based portion. So that leaves me with 20% that may be factual. And as an additional penalty since he didn’t have the common courtesy to edit out the subjective b.s. clutter for me, and because he muddied fact with opinion, he inserted hype and useless commentary, and is in prison where ‘whistle blowers’ are a commodity… I will disregard 50% of that 20% too.