A few weeks ago, I wrote about what computing did to baseball, which was that it had doubled the number of stats they report every 18 months.
Right now, I am watching the Jets on Monday Night Football. It’s been a while since I tuned into a game live because I don’t live in NYC any more, so the Jets are hard to watch.
The thing that stands out to me is that there don’t seem to be any new stats. Maybe football really is just yards and points.
More likely is that there have advances in stats that help scouts, but the announcers have concluded that they are boring. They are right.