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FiveThirtyEight

Educated and entertained the sports community by sharing compelling stories told through statistical analysis.

FiveThirtyEight

Educated and entertained the sports community by sharing compelling stories told through statistical analysis.

Who: FiveThirtyEight

The Story: Started by statistician Nate Silver and first brought to prominence through its political offerings, FiveThirtyEight has morphed into a major player for sports coverage.

The site’s sports content has equipped fans with empirical data and visualized stats that allow the sports community to debate and discuss the hottest topics like never before.

Want to debate which NFL teams have performed the best over the past few decades? FiveThirtyEight offers a complete statistical history of the NFL as a jumping off point.

Because of content like this, the site can be seen as a vehicle for Nate Silver’s quest to provide relevant information that resonates through statistical noise.

“We’re not that much smarter than we used to be, even though we have much more information - and that means the real skill now is learning how to pick out the useful information from all this noise.” – Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight

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