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Statistics

I had an economics professor who once said, “Statistics are like a bikini — what they show is titillating , what they hide is essential.” 73% of all statistics are made up on the spot. I hope you get that joke.
I’m not sure if sports would be nearly as interesting if we didn’t keep stats. Take the Aaron Rogers TDs without an interception statistic that EVERYONE is talking about. He has thrown 43 consecutive touchdowns without an interception ………. at home. There’s a couple games in the mix where he didn’t throw a touchdown. There’s also 4 games where he was injured. Also, how meaningful would that stat be if he threw 43 inceptions during that period in their away games? That’s not the case, but it’s not factored in. It’s the classic show the titillating stat, but hide other essential details.
You can bet the Rams will be doing everything they can to change that statistic this weekend.

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