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FiveThirtyEight, which published a pair of features about ultimate last month, continued the discussion on the site’s Hot Takedown podcast. The relevant clip starts at…
Jan 6, 2016 by Charlie Eisenhood in Livewire with 0 comments
Can the analytics movement in ultimate breathe new life?
Dec 15, 2015 by Charlie Eisenhood in Analysis with 3 comments
The Wall Street Journal ran a front page story about ultimate's advanced analytics, pioneered by Ultiworld's Sean Childers and Jeremy Weiss.
Jul 9, 2014 by Charlie Eisenhood in Featured, News with 11 comments
Photo by Alex Fraser — UltiPhotos.com I originally wrote this statistics primer for The Huddle, a now defunct online Ultimate magazine. Around that time, the…
Aug 26, 2013 by Brett Matzuka in Analysis with 10 comments
No one in Ultimate seriously believes simple statistics like goals, assists, or blocks fairly measure a player’s overall worth. But our new 'expected contribution' statistic - which summarizes each player’s involvement in one overall number -- is a first serious attempt to do exactly this.
Aug 13, 2013 by Sean Childers, Jeremy Weiss and Husayn Carnegie in Analysis, Featured with 23 comments
When we talk, think, and strategize about Ultimate, defensive skill sometimes takes a back seat to offensive play. But we have begun to search for new ways to quantify good defense. Here we introduce one of those: the Ultiworld D rating.
Jul 1, 2013 by Sean Childers and Kahyee Fong in Analysis, Featured with 28 comments