It’s Friday night, there’s nothing good on TV, mmm conditions are perfect for shaggin about in R. So I’m an NFL fan, and (shameless plug) avid fan of this NFL podcast. They run their own pickem league which unless users opt out shows their tips in a table. You can eyeball it and get a feel for who picked what, but naturally I wasn’t too fond of just eyeballing the data. So that was my Friday night motivator for this project. At work (among other things) I’m working on using knitr to automate some reports for live reporting of uploaded data, I thought (potentially when polished) the NFL Rants and Raves site could could use this on their pickem site.