may 26


We launched a new site today: SportsGrid. There's lots of data porn to ingest there, but imagine if you triangulated a player's performance metrics with their internet buzz with their salary. You could develop a new statistic -- their hype.


Really really cool, but I wish a better system was in place for ranking NFL players. Going by fantasy points means all offensive linemen and defensive players appear to be "overhyped," which is the opposite of reality. I'd recommend's or's ratings, though they may not be up-to-the-minute enough. Example: Albert Haynesworth is one of the 2 or 3 best players at his position, but he's "overhyped" at 61.

Still very cool, and it clearly works really well for baseball and basketball.

posted by Jason at 1:29 PM on May 26, 2010

What, no NHL section? I know it's fallen far down the list of sports in the US, but with your Minnesota roots, I'd've thought there'd be one. Disappointing.

posted by Matt Saler at 4:38 PM on May 26, 2010

I get that Bing being a sponsor is the reason there is a Bing search measure and not a Google search measure, but I'm curious whether you guys ever tested any of those measures against equivalent Google measures just out of curiosity. Surely someone did. I would guess they'd be similar but it would be interesting to know whether there are any notable or curious differences.

posted by Eric at 10:43 PM on May 26, 2010

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