I know we’ve been around for a little while, and even had a Wall Street Journal article written about us, but this is our first foray into written content after months of building our business-to-business product, which is aimed at helping teams win games through roster optimization.
With our podcast, the SumerSports Show with Eric Eager and Thomas Dimitroff, 33 episodes in, and our Twitter account up to almost five-and-a-half thousand followers, we felt it was time to give into demands for long-form, written content that is original, thought-provoking, and insightful. We are fortunate to have some of the best minds in the football space working for Sumer; people with experience working in ESPN Analytics, PFF Research and Development, and Football Outsiders, along with the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, and Miami Dolphins.
What to Expect from sumersports.com?
As stated above, we strive to produce content that is original, thought-provoking, and insightful. Football analytics has moved the point of view in football substantially over the last decade, but we have a ways to go to make it both accessible to as many people as possible and rigorous enough to stand the test of time. We will do so through three different media to start:
What we will provide: long-form articles that tackle the game of football from many different angles. New metrics that provide insight into league trends and changes, and an audit on metrics that no longer do. Film breakdowns by former general managers and cap explanations by people who have done the work before. Short muses on topics that don’t yet have an answer.
What we won’t provide: Quantity over quality. We want everything we produce on this website to be a reason you come back for more.
Short videos and write ups on topics like the salary cap, metric building and how-to’s will be a stable of the sumersports.com experience, as we aim to raise the conversation about the game we all love.
The SumerSports Show with Eric Eager and Thomas Dimitroff has turned into a must-listen show at the interface of traditional approaches to team building and cutting-edge analytical applications. New episodes air twice a week and will be available through this website, as well as your favorite content platforms.
We are excited to embark on this journey with you. If you have any questions, the best place to reach us is still Twitter, where our DMs are open @sumersports.