The geek shall inherit the turf

Welcome to Fancy Stats, where numbers meet news.

For readers making the jump with me from my days at Capitals Insider on washingtonpost.com and ESPN Insider – thanks for coming along! For newcomers — welcome!

For those of you just becoming familiar with fancy stats, which is just a fun name for non-traditional sports statistics, this blog is dedicated to providing analysis and insight on all the sports you love in a numbers-friendly way. But don’t worry, it won’t be just a bunch of math and decimal points. It will be a numerical journey into the most pressing sports issues of the day.

I expect this space to be an open dialogue, so don’t be afraid to disagree with my take either on Twitter or in the comments below. I plan on taking an active part in the discussions and look forward to all feedback and opinions – even those that differ from my own.

And lastly, if you have an idea or just need more facts to help settle a bet, send me an email or tweet.

Until then, thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

Neil Greenberg analyzes advanced sports statistics for the Fancy Stats blog and prefers to be called a geek rather than a nerd.
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