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Re: fans of Linked Open Data and the NFL, NHL, or Major League Baseball?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:24:54 -0400
Message-ID: <485D5586.1@openlinksw.com>
To: Bob DuCharme <bob@snee.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org

Bob DuCharme wrote:
> Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> Today we have ESPN and co. offering analysis via the traditional 
>> one-way TV medium. Tomorrow, I envisage a conversation space 
>> connected by analytic insights from "Joe Public" the analyst.  Also, 
>> what's good for sports applies to Politics, Finance, Soap Operas, and 
>> other realms.
> What I'd really like to do as a next step is to identify a Linked Open 
> Data advocate who happens to watch a lot of one of the sports for 
> which more data is becoming available, and then encourage that person 
> to get in touch with one of the stats-oriented communities within that 
> sport to help make these stats available as a SPARQL endpoint. If it 
> was soccer, Uche would be an obvious candidate, but judging by 
> http://www.sportsstandards.org/oc the NHL, NFL, or MLB seem to be the 
> best places to start.
> At the next Boston/Cambridge/semweb/LOD meetup, I suggest you keep you 
> eye out for Red Sox, Bruins, or Pats-themed clothing...
> Bob

I am a major Soccer, Football (NFL), Basketball (NBA), and Baseball 
(MLB) (play-offs only) fan.

Uche and I share Soccer fan DNA  amongst other things :-)

I've looked at the site you suggested and it provides a number of great 
data sources for LOD and RDB2RDF projects.

We will certainly have a crack at a Linked Data Space based on what's 



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