Friday, December 27, 2013

Opendata NFL edition

I don't even know where to start with this, but just imagine what you could do if government data was as accessible as some sports statistics.  Too much to parse in this, but check out  Note the CSV files there for all the play by play statistics, player info and weather for every NFL game since 1960. 

Just because it was the easiest to parse quickly, here is what it has for the 10 coldest Steelers' home games since 1960.

Opponent Date Temperature
New England Patriots 12/17/1989 3
New England Patriots 1/23/2005 9
Buffalo Bills 1/6/1996 15
Buffalo Bills 12/15/1985 17
New York Jets 1/23/2011 17
Oakland Raiders 1/4/1976 18
Houston Oilers 1/6/1980 18
Miami Dolphins 12/18/1988 19
Cleveland Browns 12/27/1992 20
Green Bay Packers 12/6/1970 22

I actually remember that 2005 game and up in row Z of the upper level seats I am sure it never got up to 3 degrees. As for the the data, I am not qualified to begin parsing the play by play stats, but the possibilities are limitless. Imagine what folks would do if for example county assessment data was equally available online? 


Anonymous marketdiamond said...

Folks might vote for the other party for the first time!

Oh no wonder the 'powers that be' love the ole bread and circus of sport stats yet won't ever make their data as accessible.

Saturday, December 28, 2013 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Philly making great strides making public data available. That new Republican administration is doing a whiz bang of a job.

State government in Pennsylvania on the other hand... no signs of life on the data front.

Political ideology explains so much.

Saturday, December 28, 2013 3:48:00 PM  
Anonymous marketdiamond said...

Not ideology, an appearance of competition.

I think Philly was more Ridge and Corbett demanding something-anything for the hundreds of millions (or is it a billion+) of commonwealth funds bailing them out. And to think those NFL geeks never got a cool $422 million (tax free) 13 years ago for their website.

Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:56:00 PM  

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