Advanced statistical formulas have taken over professional sports in the last decade, giving teams and fans a new perspective.
Baseball has sabermetrics.
Hockey has Corsi.
Football has Total Quarterback Rating.
And then there’s Cornish-metrics.
Following Calgary Stampeders tailback Jon Cornish’s 192 total-yard outburst in Friday’s 44-32 win over the B.C. Lions in the season opener, the 28-year-old eschewed the cliches and put the metric he came up with over the off-season to good use.
“I created a formula that spits out a number so I can see how well I played in this game, compared to my games last year,” Cornish said. “It was actually my third-best game I’ve played, according to my metric.”
The shifty ball-carrier isn’t hiding the formula from the masses, either.
Multiple touchdown games are weighted heavily, as is yards per carry.