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Former Army leader using data analysis to improve game, but not everyone is on board

Updated: October 31, 2010, 6:29 PM ET
By John Barr | ESPN

NEW YORK CITY -- Ronald Johnson thought his 21-year-old son, Ian, set him up. It was early April 2008, and Johnson, a two-star Army general, had just retired after 32 years of military service. His impressive résumé included leading the reconstruction efforts in Iraq and in the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast for the Army Corps of Engineers. Job offers had been streaming in, including one from defense contractor Lockheed Martin.

"I was going be the vice president ...

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