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06-23-2011, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by JackieChan View Post
If you keep digging deeper in your analysis, at some point those "romantic notions" will have to be factored in...
I'll factor them in when there's some evidence they are actually things that affect the game, not made up by the media after the fact. Right now, all the evidence we have shows that "clutchness" is in the eye of the beholder.

In a more general sense, I think intangibles are valuable, but it's untrue that they are an unmeasurable thing. If intangibles affect the game than the stats will pick them up and count them as part of a player's overall talent. We concern ourselves with how effective a player is, not so much with the tools he uses to get there. And if the intangibles don't affect the game in a measurable, visible manner, then I ask you, are the intangibles there at all?

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