The Generalization Principle

The Generalization Principle

People on TV, especially sportscasters, like to generalize to prove a point. For example, they’ll tell you how the Colts’ defense is vulnerable to the play-action pass and they’ll show an example of how it worked once. Maybe twice. And that’s it. This unfortunately works because, as primarily ignorant people who need to do things other than follow sports statistics for a living, we don’t have the time or desire to do the research ourselves. And when push comes to shove, we really just want to sound like we know what we’re talking about, we don’t actually care if we know what we’re talking about. And for the record, the Colts’ defense actually is vulnerable to the play-action pass. And I have a 3-minute analysis by Merril Hoge to prove it.

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