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  • Writer's pictureCj Mayes

Weekly Roundup 04.30.2023

Hi all,

Welcome to another #SportsVizSunday round-up. This years title race continues... It's moments like these that remind us why we love sports - the drama, the excitement, and the sheer unpredictability of it all. Got to love Football. And we can't wait to see what other thrilling moments await us in the coming weeks. It's a bank holiday here in the UK so it's a great time to kick back relax and catch up on sport.

Without further ado, lets dive in to what the community have been posting this week.

Bo McCready spoils us with an NFL draft visualisation between 2013 and 2022 colour this choices on pro/nfl player and no games played. I am loving the uniformity to Bo's visual with the choice of squares, that with the framing really aid the visual. As someones who's NFL knowledge needs a little brushing up on, I was especially interested in finding players picked early with no NFL games.

Looks like the pfref datasets may be something to go check out SportsVizSunday fans.

Russell switches attention to the Gallagher Premiership. The thread is full of good insights, comparing tight games with some huge margin win/losses. For me what stands out a lot is Gloucester, one of the smallest tight differentials, but just losing out on a whole bunch of games on less than 7 points. Also very interesting to look at Northampton Saints 1 off big win and big loss.

The reduced opacity of the circles help with any overlaying data, with a thin border to help show the contrast between the dots. Great visual Russell.

Evan this week looks at the Rstats Tidy Tuesday dataset covering the London Marathon, using this tree map. I wasn't particularly aware of the UK dominance in the wheelchair racing for both men and women, helping bolster the overall performance across all groups.

Things like this make me really excited to go away and find out more, Did you know Tanni Grey-Thompson has won 11 Paralympic gold medals and won the London Marathon six times in her career? Absolutely Incredible.

What I love most about the Rstats community for Tidy Tuesday is the willingness to share code to help others become better data visualisation experts in their field.

For those of you wondering where the dataset comes from here is the original link courtesy of Jon. Get involved in future weeks if you can..... (even if they aren't sports related)

TOPA shows the results of their 8 month football league project. This visual helps shows which football leagues are most competitive through an LCI rating. Dive in more to look at what this means for those facing either promotion or relegation.

My favourite part of this dashboard is the story cards hidden behind the more information button. It gives fantastic one chart context to each of the definitions and conclusions around big league's mediocrity when it comes to competitiveness.

Finally I want to close out on saying a massive congratulations to our good friend and co-host of the SportsVizSunday blogs, Mo Wootten. Mo doesn't just do sports for fun, he does it for work too - and it's great to see him get recognised for his contributions to the British Curling at the Sports Awards this week! Well done Mo!

That's it for this week. For those off to Vegas next week, have a wonderful time. Simon B will be over there - so if you want to chat sports, give him a shout! I hope it is a great time of celebrating the Tableau community together.

Take care,

CJ and the #SportsVizSunday team

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