ANNOUNCEMENT: Adv NFL Stats Community

I get emails periodically from fellow stat-heads asking me to review some football research. Often they’re professors or statistics students writing an academic paper, or an amateur enthusiast like me. There have also been a number of guys who have started up a website very similar to mine, and have asked for a link to their sites which I’m always happy to do. Very often however, they aren’t able to sustain the effort and the sites go dark after a few weeks.

I thought a good idea would be to provide a place where stat-heads can post their own research. Ideally, this would be a place with an existing readership base that can review and comment. It would be a place where we could exchange ideas and even data. Unlike some other stat-oriented sites, it would become a collaborative open community without “premium” content or “proprietary” black-box stats.

So today I’m announcing the creation of Advanced NFL Stats Community, an adjunct site where stats guys can post their own research, analysis, or even just ‘fact-backed’ opinions.

The call goes out. Everyone is invited, and I won’t filter posts that disagree with my own theories. If you’ve done some of your own research and want to share it or find out what other people think, send me what you’ve got and I’ll be happy to add it. Or if you’re trying to build readership for your own stats site, that’s fine too. Just shoot me an email at the address in the About | Contact page in the menu above, or you can post a submission directly to the site by emailing

To get the ball rolling, I’m going to make two of my primary databases available for anyone to use as a basis for research. Both my team statistic database and my game result database for the 2002 through 2007 seasons are now published. These are the databases I use for my primary efficiency regression models for team rankings and game predictions.

My only request is that if you use the data for other purposes you credit this site. Lots of other data can be found all across the web, at sites such as, and and can be easily copied into Excel (Copy/Paste Special/Text).


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2 Responses to “ANNOUNCEMENT: Adv NFL Stats Community”

  1. Zach says:

    Thanks. This is exactly the sort of thing I'd been hoping to find.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, this is great. I'd recommend putting some sort of permanent link at the top of the page or something so people notice it/it's easy to find.

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