Not my NFL

I started this several years ago as an exercise in Rasch Measurement. The principles worked but it’s not a get-rich-quick scheme because of what the NFL calls “equity.” From best to worst, the probability range is about 0.25 to 0.75, which means we are more or less predicting a circle not a line. The bottom line is I’ve gotten bored with the psychometric side, which is reflected in the increasingly uninspired narratives.

On the other side, I’ve become disenchanted with the professional sports in general, starting with the money (e.g., a $500,000,000 public subsidy for the new Vikings stadium and players paid $1,000,000 per game) and finishing with the culture of violence and privilege.

If you are addicted to my fascinating prose, better examples can be found at The Trouble with Rasch link on the right. As for the NFL, you are on your own.



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