Proprietary data problem: not just limited to soccer

I’ve blogged on a couple of occasions about the issue of in-match data in soccer that is collected by sports data companies and considered proprietary information. It presents a complication in soccer analytics because of the traditional lack of statistics surrounding the game. American sports have more historical team and player data of individual matches than other sports, but even so they provide an incomplete picture of what happened. This is especially true in complex invasion sports like American football or basketball. In today’s Wall Street Journal there is an article on a specific camera feed in the NFL –… Read more ›