Re: big data in sports can minimize player injury
There's definitely a rationale for analyzing fitness data to prevent injury/improve performance. But I also like the idea of sports transcending data. Strange things happen in competitive sports -- underdogs often defy the odds (and data) and win through chemistry and teamwork. And some players are just special. I remember Michael Jordan single-handedly winning an NBA finals game ... with the flu! Obviously, the data would say he's ill, take him out. He had another gear. But most players are not Michael Jordan, and need to find ways to stay healthy and competitive.