Monthly Archives: February 2012

ESPN’s Analytics Issue

My ESPN the Magazine showed up in the mail the other day, and it’s their analytics issue.  Obviously you have to walk something of a line in doing something like this; it has to be appealing and understandable to general … Continue reading

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Team Chuck versus Team Shaq

The NBA is doing something a little different with their rookie/sophomore game this year, which is let two ‘General Managers’ pick the teams.  Those GMs happened to be Shaq and Charles Barkley, two guys who presumably know something about basketball.  … Continue reading

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Streak for the Cash: Good Luck

It’s been a while since I did anything a little more basic stats-y, so here’s something I was thinking of the other day:  what are my chances at winning anything in ESPN’s Streak for the Cash competition?

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My HoopIdea

Recently TrueHoop started up a series called HoopIdea to gather ideas as to how to make the game of basketball, as it appears in the NBA, better.  So far, meaning after a couple posts, the focus has been on making … Continue reading

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Super Bowl!

The most bittersweet day of the football season is upon us.  The good news is that today we should see a good football game and decide who the best team was this season (to the extent the playoffs tell us … Continue reading

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The Rookie of the Year Debate

The guys at Wages of Wins recently posted about Kyrie Irving, who is potentially in the lead for the ROY award although he is not, according to WP, even the best rookie point guard this year.  That honor belongs to … Continue reading

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Tom Brady: Average Quarterback?

As a longtime Michigan fan, I have enjoyed watching Tom Brady for a while and in my eyes he can roughly do no wrong.  Other people, like Tom himself and Rich Cimini, disagree on occasion.  Rich, specifically, notes that since … Continue reading

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