For the last couple of years, we've been tracking the U.S. candidates' chances to become the next U.S. President. We haven't been relying on polls or on punditry, however. Instead, we've been looking at online bookmakers, and the odds that they offer on various candidates.
We're about 11 months away from the next U.S. Presidential election, but it already feels like it's been dominating our media for six months, or more. Even though a single vote in a primary has yet to be cast, poll after poll after poll has been taken, with the results of said polls reported on as though they have a real bearing on the eventual nominees and victors. However, when you REALLY want to know who's most likely to win, you go to people who have, as they say, skin in the game: you go to the betting markets.
What does it mean to be a "defensive" team, anyway? And does Chelsea really qualify?
My affinity for European soccer led me to read an article about Chelsea's supposed "negative" tactics, but my love of data-driven analysis and visualizations led me to dig deeper.
A response to a Washington Post article decrying Americans' purported declining interest in learning foreign languages.