The Original Nate Silver Also Thinks Pundits Are 'Stupid'
March 31, 2014
In politics, he says, "People who are perceived as learned experts go on television and say stupid shit, and nobody says, 'Boy, that’s really stupid.'"
Freedom From Quant
June 14, 2010
There's a new master narrative for the history of sports. And it goes like this: We have only just begun to emerge from the superstitious dark ages, where coaches clung to folk wisdom, into the enlightened world of data. The Copernicus and Galileo of sports’ scientific revolution are the statistician Bill James and the Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane.