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Sports Analytics and Data Science: Winning the Game with Methods and Models by Thomas W. Miller

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3. Ranking Teams

Gillon: “So you saying that our boxing here in Diggstown is not to your satisfaction, Mister . . . ?”

Caine: “Caine. Gabriel Caine?”

Gillon: “John Gillon. Nice to meet you.”

Caine: “Hey, can I be frank with you?”

Gillon: “Please.”

Caine: “It’s never too satisfying knowing who’s gonna win every time. You know what I mean? Take this mamluke in the white trunks over here. Half way through the first fight, I knew he’ll be kissing canvas. And varoom, he’s already done it twice. So what do you think? Is he going to kiss canvas a third time? Yes.”

Gillon: “What you’re saying is that you think this man in the red trunks is going to win this fight.”

Caine: “Is there like an acoustical problem in here? I didn’t say I think he’s going to ...

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