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Saw this from Lucky and didn't see it over here. Figured I'd repost it. If a staff member doesn't want it just delete away...
On April 15th, 247Sports will be releasing Player Database 2.0. With the release, we are introducing 8 new products to the recruiting product line. We expect the Crystal Ball to be the most anticipated and favorite product of the release.
With the Crystal Ball version 1.0, 247Sports national and team site recruiting reporters will make their predictions on where they believe prospects will ultimately sign. In addition, we are inviting all other recruiting experts from other networks, newspapers and media to participate if they wish. They Crystal Ball will show (1) individual analysts predictions and a (2) cumulative prediction from the entire group of analysts. In version two we will allow users to make predictions for their message board reputations.
Today, Noah and the 247Sports dropped a nice little surprise and extension to the product. They now added the ability for users to see (1) all of the predictions FOR a specific product and (2) all the predictions from a specific recruiting analyst. (see images)
Again, we are very excited about this product because we believe it cuts through the noise and helps answer one of the two primary questions that users have in the recruiting cycle. "Where are they going?"
Coming April 15th. The next generation Player Database.
On April 15th, 247Sports will be releasing Player Database 2.0. With the release, we are introducing 8 new products to the recruiting produc
Also these predictions will not be biased in most cases. They gain bonuses for getting these right
I find it hard to believe they won't be bias. They will be bias because of homerism. They just have something to gain if they are right and we can see all their mistakes if they fail. Just incentive to get it right. There will be bias though. Pretty hard to ask a team site writer to have zero bias for that particular team.
BTW I'm not talking about the national analyst guys.
True, yes there will be homerism in some cases if it is a very close situation like with Robert Foster and Pitt/Alabama there will be some. But our home site missed on only 1 player this last year and that was Tony Conner.
At the end of the year... It will be interesting to see the predictions that are early. One of the problems I see though is that the people won't want to make a prediction until really late in the process when everyone pretty much will know already where he is going. So there won't be any real going out on a limb until signing day or right before a particular recruit commits. I kind of wish there would be set dates that if asked right then where do they think the recruits would go. Start of summer all the guys have to make X amount of predictons on where they think the recruits will go to at that point. Then again on beginning of fall practice. Then after the season. Then before signing day. So we can see who people thought was leading and how and if it changed. Like last year for Robert K. Most of them would have picked Bama before he committed to Clemson. Then right when he committed some would have stuck with Bama because most people thought it was a little shaky commitment. Once that settled down most would have said pretty much Clemson. Then he started to flirt with Ole Miss and things changed and he was a lock there before he committed.
Be nice if the fixed some of the mobile issues before moving on to new stuff.
Or fought the rampant spam that litters my board.
This post was edited by UTK66 13 months ago
Should be fun and will be good for the predictions to be dated and kept officially.
thanks for the update Kite. I posted this on tRCMB since I know most of those guys can't read this board because of bans and such. As you can imagine, very excited.
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Ryan Callahan and Wes Rucker disagree. I have yet to see any type of homerism from either one of them. It may not be like that on all the team sites, but I have yet to even see a slight bit of homerism from either of those two on gv247.
The Silent majorty is excited.
You know that how?
SILENT majority Snake. The ones talking are the minority. The ones talking are complaining. Therefore, the silent majority likes it. Simple math.
Phase two of this will feature the ability for users to make projections and also will feature an analyst ranking based on accurate projections. Within that formula, an analyst will get more points the further out he/she makes an accurate projection.
So yes it will be in our best interest to make early projections and to be as accurate as possible with those.
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Like that a lot.
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Nice ban. Rashamon is sure in your nuts dude.
I second that.
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