Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Signal and the Noise: The Benefits of Theory

I got Nate Silver’s book ‘The Signal and The Noise’ as an early Christmas present (thanks Dad!) and just finished it last night.  I’m hoping to touch on a few different points from the book over time, but today I’m … Continue reading

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Falcons-Saints Thursday Night Pick

The NFL has taken something of an odd approach to Thursday night games.  Three years after creating the NFL Network, some games started airing on the channel.  If memory serves, people were upset because the NFL Network is a cable … Continue reading

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NFL Week 12 Power Rankings and Playoff Predictions

After embarrassing the Jets and driving Fireman Ed into retirement, the Patriots are still the number one team in the power rankings.  In fact, things are looking pretty AFC-heavy right now.  Atlanta would like to argue, but their array of … Continue reading

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NFL Week 12 Recap

The Lions have well and truly plumbed the depths of how to blow a promising team’s playoff chances.  I guess on the plus side, they’ll get a slightly better draft position than they would have and hopefully they can correct … Continue reading

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One Example of Why the BCS is Broken

Over the weekend, my Michigan Wolverines lost to the hated Ohio State Buckeyes.  If any pleasure can be taken from the loss, it’s the knowledge that it was a close game and likely winnable, and that OSU won’t get any … Continue reading

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NFL Week 12 Leftover Picks

We already had three games this week, but thanks to the bye weeks ending there are still 13 games tomorrow.  I’m going to be driving while they happen, but I hope they’re good ones for those of you who aren’t … Continue reading

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NFL Thanksgiving Predictions

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I’m writing this about 24 hours in the past, but I wanted to make sure the predictions made it up for today at least; I’m still not sure about my prospects for the weekend.  I won’t dally … Continue reading

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