Visualizing Things That Interest Me

Tableau vizzes, tips, and info

Category: Sports

Working vs March Madness

Let’s be honest, it’s not uncommon for any of us to take a peak at our brackets during the work day. The question is: how often do we do it? These early days of the tournament are the most challenging to keep focus and I decided I wanted to create a poll and display the results.

Please take a moment to make a submission and feel free to check the results tab to see how your state stacks up. Results will nightly or more frequently if I have the time.

All submissions are anonymous.
Continue reading

Iowa Football History Visualized | Tableau Data Viz

I was looking for a reason to use a Marimekko chart in Tableau’s 10.0 release. I’d consider myself a passionate Iowa Football fan and I enjoy using Tableau, especially new product functions. I decided to combine these interests — I hope to make this a regular theme this fall if I can find the time.

Continue reading

MLB Pitchers vs Father Time

In February of this year, ESPN posted this piece paying tribute to Jaromir Jagr’s phenomenal hockey career and other long-lasting sports figures in the ‘big four’ sports*. I was curious to see how MLB pitchers had fared against Father Time, an interest mainly piqued by the idea that performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) would increase a player’s longevity. I used Tableau Public and my findings weren’t particularly telling of any PED-linked players. Instead, this visualization shows that, for the most part, a lengthy pitching career is rare no matter which era a pitcher comes from.

Continue reading