Basketball Positions Graphic [link]
Google Trends [link]
Thinking about inspiration and sources of ideas…
StumbleUpon is a great site to get lots of ideas. You can specify interest categories and then you are given random links, webpages, images, etc that relate in some way to the interests. I like that the system is random and you can’t completely control what you are going to look at and stumble across.
Frederic Brodbeck uses Python to extract data from movies. Somewhat similar to the Titanic movie visualization, allowing viewer to see the whole movie at one time.