Friday, July 25, 2014

It is not the Score that counts - but the game itself - performance values someone?

We just invented a new phone app for Floorball - listen to this ...

Some sports have 10 judges that hand out points, other sports measure exact performance with a scientific tool (like a measuring tape), other sports have one ref that easily and fast can affect the outcome - and the variations of different sports goes on.

The sport we like here is Floorball. In this sport we normally have a decent number of scores - without getting ridiculous high - too many times, and the referee must be fairly clumsy to solely decide a game.

Still the team performance is mainly measured by "most goals" in any game. From a modern technological point of view - this measure is; well, a bit clumsy. Not that we recommend that Floorball games should be decided by 10 judges that votes like we have in figure skating... no.

But. If you take a goalie that makes 10 good saves in a Floorball game should that not be worth something? If one team has 60% possession - should that not be worth something? One team gets close to double the amount of free-hits as the other... One team does not have any player penalties... one team shoot 10 more shots at and on goal as compared to the other... and you can maybe come up with more measurable features too.. still we only count the goals - like they did in the beginning of sports?

Nope, we do not say that this should changes like this. But we do say, hey look at this - what is in reality possible to do? Can we add a number of parameters and weigh them by using some algorithms and create some kind of uniform performance value - for a game - beside of just the old boring score? Can we do this? Yes. Who can do this? Any decent nerd or why not an app for the phone - we think?
So here and now we just invented the "Sport Performance Value" app - that would work in a number of sports - a kickstarter anyone?

Why do this? Because we want to stay on the top of developing things and we want to know how things work. To use this information to start to decide games is probably a bit too avantgarde for us here too. But we must dare to think the thought - or someone else will.
And they will because a tool like this will most likely help folks betting on games too... yawn.

Then we truly believe that the meaning of a trip is not its destination - but the trip itself. The results from a Floorball game should perhaps in the future reflect this?
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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!