Ravens Moneyball – an evening with Sandy Weil

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Blog,News

YAAM teamed up with the Baltimore Country Club this past Wednesday evening to hear how mathematics – and nerds – have become an integral part of NFL success.  Sandy Weil, the director of football analytics for the Baltimore Ravens, discussed how his degree in mathematics at Yale became an invaluable tool as he built the sports analytics department for the Ravens over the past three years.  After three years with the Ravens, Weil was the first to admit that there is a lot still unknown, such as which data will prove to be useful and which models accurately represent what is happening on the field.  However, data offers new opportunities to understand the sport and the interactions of players on the field.

A big thank you to Sandy Weil for sharing his work with us, and to BCC for graciously hosting our event!

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