Definitions

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  • noun slang A person with a keen interest in statistics, particularly in sport.

Etymologies

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stat +‎ -head

Examples

  • Rich: I can't help but be amused by the fact that a so-called stathead like you loves the stories of the game as much or more than the next guy.

    Baseball Analysts

  • Rich: I can't help but be amused by the fact that a so-called stathead like you loves the stories of the game as much or more than the next guy.

    Baseball Analysts

  • Throughout this time, however, Towers has made decisions that fit the "stathead" model.

    The Hardball Times

  • Heck, I†™ ll still watch the games anyway, lest I be accused (again) of being a "stathead" who has never actually watched a game in his life.

    The Hardball Times

  • Weiland is quick to point out he wasn't the only stathead to take an early interest in Lin, and adds that he's made plenty of head-slapping mistakes, like badly shortchanging Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge.

    The Delivery Guy Who Saw Jeremy Lin Coming

  • I had been a pretty serious stathead for several years at the time when Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game — one of the best non-fiction books of the last decade period –came out.

    Dodgers-Cards: Game 3 | ATTACKERMAN

  • The poster boy for a pro-scouting/anti-stathead argument not you JMAR – just in general wants to have a computer in his dugout.

    Air Supply or Suicide?

  • That story got picked up by some baseball sabremetrician stathead blogs, but the rest of the professional media showed no interest whatsoever.

    More on NFL discrimination

  • That story got picked up by some baseball sabremetrician stathead blogs, but the rest of the professional media showed no interest whatsoever.

    Archive 2005-10-09

  • But as stathead coach Buzz knows, numbers sometimes lie.

    SI.com

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