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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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A Brief Word on JJ Barea

The sports stats world is a-twitter over a piece by Jonah Lehrer at the new Grantland site.  Essentially, he says that stats have become important enough in sports that people are starting to ignore the immeasurables; it isn’t that the … Continue reading

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An APM Primer/Bleg

Apologies for how quiet it’s been around here; it turns out that even grad students have to do stuff sometimes.  Although it seems to have paid off, because I have a postdoctoral position lined up for the fall, which is … Continue reading

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Diminishing Returns in the NBA

It probably isn’t worth it at all, but the interwebs have been abuzz recently with discussions of diminishing returns, especially as it relates to rebounding and Wins Produced.  Before anyone gets too excited, I don’t have any data of my … Continue reading

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Sabermetrics Vs. Academia Vs. The Media

Phil Birnbaum recently took everyone to task for a paper that came out in Psychological Science looking at the influence of round numbers on goals and motivation.  His main complaint is that the NY Times article reports that this Psych … Continue reading

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