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NFL Wild Card Weekend: Day 2

Note: This post was originally posted here. San Diego Chargers – Cincinnati Bengals Defense-adjusted Value over Average (DVOA) suggests that San Diego “should have” scored 29.3 points per game and allowed 27.9 points per game. Cincinnati should have scored 23.6 … Continue reading

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Previewing Saturday’s NFL Wild Card Games

Note: This post was originally posted on the UC Irvine Sports Analysis Collective blog, but is posted here as well. With the NFL playoffs kicking off on Saturday, it’s going to be an exciting weekend. Let’s break down the two … Continue reading

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Do Steroids Boost Hitter Performance?

With Biogenesis, A-Rod, and steroids all over the news lately, it brings up the age old question: what is the effect of steroids on athlete performance? David Schoenfield, in this ESPN.com article, argues that steroids usage didn’t drive performance in … Continue reading

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NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs

With the NBA playoffs starting today, I wanted to use the hazard rates model described in this great post and apply it to the NBA Playoffs. Instead of finding the rate of losing and subtracting that rate from one, I used … Continue reading

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Does speed matter for wide receivers?

40 Yard Dash vs. NFL Receiving Yards for 2002 WR Class Data Sources: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2002/draft.htm http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/nfl/2002draft/round1.htm http://nflcombineresults.com/nflcombinedata.php?year=&pos=WR&college=

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First Post

New post is on the way, glad to get this blog started.

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