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Let’s Count To Five, Shall We?

I’m a stats guy.  I love numbers and data and graphs.  I will happily admit that this tends to make me, shall we say, particular about all things quantitative.  Some people may call it being anal; I prefer to think of it as being correct. Which is why I need to take a moment to […]

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Editorial: Ranking Lists – What Are They Good For?

After some thought, I feel compelled to expand a bit on my post regarding the US National Ranking List (NRL). Actually, my thoughts on the subject apply to points lists and athlete ranking in XC skiing more generally. Ranking athletes via some numerical system can be both fun and necessary. It’s fun for skiing fans […]

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