Weekly Round-Up 06.27.2021
Updated: Jul 11
Good afternoon, sports fans. Welcome to another #SportsVizSunday round up featuring some amazing work by our amazing community!
The Euros is in full swing, and so is our June challenge. There have been some super entries already and there is still a week to go. This post from Flourish gives some great tips on how to visualise data from a competition like the Euros - a great starting point if you weren't sure what to do with this month's data.
There have been more great submissions for the challenge have come in since our last blog, including these two from Brett and Peter.
Elsewhere, people have been enjoying this edition of the Euros a lot and creating some amazing visuals out of it. The group stage has reached it's conclusion, and you can dig into all the ups and downs of it in this viz by Krist. It looks at how the scoreline of each game changed as the minutes ticked by.
In a similar vein, Peter looks here at how much time different teams have spent winning, losing or drawing games. I find it amazing that Hungary spent only 3% of their group stage games losing despite their opponents being Portugal, France and Germany!
This chart by Mark looks at goal kicks so far in the competition. Be sure to check the thread for part 2!
Maybe we need to ask for Simon's permission on this next one ahead of Tuesday's England game... But Joe does a great job at showing Germany's crossfield passes. Definitely a part of their game that England will need to be on guard against!
Lewandowski's two goals against Sweden were not enough to keep Poland in the competition, but they did help him extend his lead at the top of all time scorers for the Polish national team, as shown here my Mateusz.
Denmark successfully beat Wales in their last 16 clash yesterday in what was Wales' worst defeat ever at the Euros. In this visualisation, Sam looks at Denmark's passing network in that game.
Elsewhere in the world of football, the Premier League fixtures have been announced which has brought with it the release of Fantasy Premier League for 2021/22. Tim looks at the difficulty of each team's fixtures which may help with building your initial team. Also, there is a data viz FPL league - for anyone interested, see Neil's tweet below for details!
Looking at past domestic leagues, Omar has visualised the positions that Premier League players have played in since the 2009/10 season, and Curbal Data Labs have created an interactive view of the history of La Liga fixtures since 2000.
Moving away from football now, in this chart Rob Arthur looks at how much spin rates have decreased in Major League Baseball this season - it's a lot!
Zach has compared clean pocket and under pressure quarter back performances in the 2020 NFL in this chart.
Dominic looks at Trae Young's performance in the 2021 NBA playoffs, comparing it to the league average.
Finally, it's less than a week to go until the IronViz feeder deadline and there have been some great entries so far. Tableau has left the topic quite open this year, inviting people to create a viz about anything that brings them joy. For CJ that meant his childhood hero, Roger Federer, and for Simon it was the England football team. These are both well worth a closer look!
That's all for this week. Next week will be the start of a new month and therefore a new challenge. We've teamed up with some amazing people to bring you some amazing data for this one - you will not want to miss it! See you next time!