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Sports, Writing, Mathematics: A Trunk to the Tree of Knowing

By Damali Binta Yael On September - 17 - 2009

Did you say you know what happened in a particular NFL game or other sport? Are you certain?

I want to raise your level of concern about NFL football.

Data, data, everywhere and not a drop to think. It reminds me of a line "Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink." 

If you can not process the information using your familiarity with a sport, your communications skills or writing ability, enhanced by a knowledge of mathematics and statistics, then woe unto you.

May I broaden your horizon, a little bit. For example, I recently viewed a database for the NFL which contains numbers which measured the wind, the humidity, and temperature, among other variables.

The matrix of data contained 17 columns and 16 rows of data. The total entries in the array of numbers was 272.

One of the columns listed the type of surface the NFL played on. For example, nine of the stadiums had grass surfaces, five had artificial surfaces, and two were identified as "Dome."

So you think you know about football. Well, maybe some of you do. I say that because I quizzed my brother-in-law and he knew more about the condition and terms of NFL football...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - Sports & Society
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