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Owner: aflewis23
Created: Dec 10, 2013
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NFL Salary
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    The data set I chose to investigate for this project was one called 2012-2013 NFL salaries listing the salary of every NFL player along with their position, the division they play in, and the conference of that division respectively. I chose this data set, because I fancy myself of a sports stats junkie and I wanted to see if I could find some interesting correlations using this data.

    After analyzing the data, I found some interesting results. The first correlation I investigated was how positon impacted salary. As you can find in my means plot of salary vs. position, I found Quarterbacks make significantly more than any other postion, as their mean trumps all other positions. I somewhat expected this but not to the magnitude that I saw. This sparked another question I had. Elite QB's such as Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees command extremely expensive contracts, which would really affect the salary landscape. I then sought to see how this would impact the mean salaryof all players per division. I created such a plot and I found data that fell within my hypothesis that such Quarterbacks would greatly impact the overall mean of salary of all players per division. The NFC South, NFC North, and AFC West were the top three divisions by mean salary. These divisions not conincdently houses the Saints, Packers and Broncos respectively which are home to Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Peyton Manning respectively. 

Result 1: Means plot(Football salary by position)   [Info]
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Result 2: Means plot(Salary by division)   [Info]
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Data set 1. 2012-13 NFL Salaries   [Info]
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