On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, Mike G <msg_53@...
> --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "John W. Craven"
> <john1974@u...> wrote:
> > Year FG% STDev STD% Notes
> > 1947 27.9 3.45 12.402
> > 2001 44.1 4.06 9.210 47.2 4.09 8.663
> John, I don't see anything here. Yes, the standard deviation
> approach sounds like it may have merit. But the lack of correlation
> with expansion seasons seems not to support the theory.
I agree. I'll re-work this with something that takes into account foul shots, and then try to look at players with more shot attempts per year than 300.
> > ...
> > 3. What's up with the 1973-4 season?
> Completely wack. I'd check my math.
I did, and it's still damn low. Note that the two years right afterward were also two of the lowest in the study.
> > .....
> > 6. I expected the 1990s to be quite a bit less competitive than
> the 1980s. Go figure.
> I think the league has gone downhill since the early or mid-'90s.
That's what I expected to see show up as well. I'll see if that trend shows up when I re-do this.