This is my final post on Sports In Review and the reason is pretty major. Before I get into that, I want to say how much I appreciated being able to follow my passion regarding statistics – more specifically, sports statistics – for so many years. It’s been a blast and I’ve had a great opportunity to make a contribution to the many areas that make up this subject.
I hope you will keep in mind that many of the posts I did should be valid for years to come – not just a commentary on what happened that day. From the home page, you will see directly below this post is an index post of sorts that will allow a reader to more quickly find reference-related information. Keep in mind that you can always use the search feature to find posts. And, specific categories can be found by using the drop-down menus on any SIR page.
I have no doubt that I could still have contributed to the development of statistical data and the interpretation of that data. However, the time has come to draw this quasi-hobby to an end.
The reason for my departure is 100% within my ability to control. You see, earlier today, I committed suicide. I created a web-site to deal with the many questions a person would rightfully have. It’s called martinmanleylifeanddeath.com. It went live today. In my opinion, there is no question which you could conceivably ask that I have left unanswered on that site. My goal with this post is closure for SIR.
I have communicated with hundreds of readers over the years and I’ve made a lot of internet friends. I’m impressed that there really are intelligent people still left out there considering the decline in our educational standards. Even so, it took a special breed to read my writings because a good deal of it was either extremely targeted to a narrow field or else very esoteric or both. And, I didn’t pull any punches when being critical of coaches, players or announcers – some of which were either incredibly ignorant or simply incompetent – and I think you know who I’m referring to.
That kind of talk turned some people off, but the one thing I always did was to provide extremely detailed evidence of any position I had on anything. When a spade is a spade, I felt it was fair to call it a spade… and I didn’t care who liked it or who didn’t.
But, that’s all in the past now. For those of you that regularly email me and converse about issues that would cause the vast majority of the population’s eyes to glaze over, I hope you find a way to get your fix in the future. Thanks for reading!
This site, as well as martinmanleylifeanddeath.com will be active at least until early 2018 because it is prepaid that long.