There's some beautiful unintentional irony here. You guys act all butt hurt and complain about straw men and being pigeonholed as people who only look at stats and never watch games (was that ever said anywhere outside of your own posts?) and then turn around and start making a straw man caricature of anyone who might suggests that the conclusions to be drawn from the analytics might not be as obvious or unitary as you suggest. Hilarious. Who is saying that one should "willing turn down more information that could be helpful to winning games?" I'm pretty sure everyone here would agree that having access to as much data as possible is a good thing -- even if not everyone would agree about how best to utilize that data.
yes ed said it earlier
too much text in this thread. more gifs please. brain hurts