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09-22-2012, 04:15 PM
Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by Dalton View Post
As you point out the player never actually accomplished what the adjusted stats claim. He never actually played the extra games or competed in the other era. The data is not real.
You're rebutting things that have never been claimed. No one's claiming these things are true (or I suppose I should say, those who do claim it don't really know what they're talking about).

Again, it has nothing to do with assuming the player played in another era - that the pernicious misapprehension that needs to be squashed. The player's statistics are those compiled against the players he actually played against, looked at through a different lens.

Originally Posted by Dalton View Post
Levelling the playing field is the error. Means are not the best way to analyze human performance data.
Again, rebutting a non-existent claim. Who has said it's the best way? But it is one way, and for the great majority of players it works quite well.

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