Tag: football

Machine Learning Madden NFL: The best player position switches for Madden 17

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my initial efforts toward using machine learning to model the “master equations” that govern the Madden NFL player ratings system. This week, I’d like to put those models to use to compute the

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Machine Learning Madden NFL: How Madden player ratings are actually calculated

For the past few months, I’ve been playing Madden NFL 17 in my free time. I really enjoy the team-building aspect of the franchise mode, where I’ve taken on challenges such as finally bringing the Lombardi trophy home to Philadelphia.

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Football referees are unfair when awarding penalty kicks

After the controversial referee call that decided yesterday’s World Cup football match between Brazil and Croatia, I wondered if professional football referees had any consistent biases when they make these potentially controversial calls. After all, referees are forced to make

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