Advanced Analytics in the NBA: A Love Story

In the past few years we have seen an exponential growth in the use of advanced analytics in the NBA. With more and more teams investing heavily into analyzing metrics, the industry has been able to boom and provide more and more accurate data each year. While Rockets GM Daryl Morey may be the most well known proponent of analytics, he definitely was neither the first nor the most successful….

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Those Other Sox

The Chicago White Sox won the World Series in 2005. Since then, they have been to the playoffs but once, winning only one game. They haven’t been to the playoffs in 8 years. And the blame for that, rests solely on management. But especially one person – owner Jerry Reinsdorf.   See, teams like the New England Patriots have something called the “Patriots Way”. They hold onto their management, players,…

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The Wright Coach for Villanova

Jay Wright is the head coach for the Villanova Men’s Basketball Team. He has a total of 33 years of coaching experience under his belt, 21 of those years with the Wildcats. He is a two time Naismith College Coach of the Year, a five time Big East Coach of the Year and the two time America East Coach of the Year. His most recent victory was last seasons NCAA…

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NFL Division Power Rankings

Every sport has power rankings and the NFL’s are a weekly ritual for any sports-writing website that covers the game. Using a combination of record, strength of schedule, and the team’s position moving forward, power rankings are one way for a fan to see how their team stacks up against the league in a deeper way than simply looking at the standings. Given the smaller schedule, an NFL team only…

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Lebron: The Hero Turned Villain

Before LeBron James scored a single point as a member of the Miami Heat, he infamously claimed that he would win “not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven…” Oh boy did he get carried away in that moment. The spotlight had never been more heavily glared on his face at that moment. He welcomed the attention even though the majority was negative attention….

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Concussions- When Will It End?

The NFL is a 63 billion dollar industry. Higher by a large margin, than any other sport in motion. Concussions—seem to be the elephant in the room when it comes to football as a whole.   I know I love to talk about it, and thankfully so does the media. Forbes did a whole segment plus article on it this past February, which gleaned very insightful. They claim Boston University…

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