Football Drive Charts: not new

Drive charts are excellent ways of visually summarising football game data. They are certainly not new. Here’s one Brinton showed in the mapping section of his book:


(go read the section online)

We can recreate these today in Tableau as explained in Dave Andrade’s blog.


The big media companies all use Drive Charts to show their data. I like the pseudo-SD nature of the NFL’s charts and the clarity of those on the Seattle Times


Do you have any favourites?

Does anyone know when the drive chart was first used?


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