There are many cases everyday where ignoring analytics proves detrimental to businesses. This usually ends up hurting the business or idea that the analysis was completed for.
In one such case, we have the Cleveland Browns. An establishment that tries to help itself by hiring an analysis firm to analyze the many facets of football. One of these projects was to help analyze potential quarterbacks that the Browns could select in the 2015 Draft. After the analysis was completed, the Cleveland Browns choose to ignore analytics and the analysis firm presented them and went ahead with selecting Johnny Manziel.
As it turns out, the ‘ignored analytics’ showed that the Browns would have been better off selecting any other quarterback in the draft besides Johnny Manziel. Due to front office changes before the 2015 Draft, the results went ignored, or worse yet, dismissed and we now know where the Cleveland Browns have ended up.
The original story can be found at Cleveland.com.