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FuManShoes
05-01-2007, 06:54 PM
I know, I know, this is one of those topics that spins out of control in cyberspace. I post this story primarly because it's rare that a newspaper digs into the statistical methods used in a provactive study. I think it's done here because the obvious first reaction, at least mine, is that there are a lot more black players in the NBA, hence they'll get called for a lot more fouls. But that was controlled for, as well as many other conditions including position, star status, minutes played, etc.

Well, you can decide for yourself if this has merit:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/02/sports/basketball/02refs.html?ex=1335758400&en=5b6d84a657b0e8ac&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink