Monthly Archives: February 2012

Does the NFL Combine Matter: Defense

Like yesterday’s post, this study examines the predictive value of some of the measurements taken at the NFL combine: height, weight, 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, cone drill, bench press repetitions, vertical leap, and broad jump. I used these metrics to … Continue reading

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Does the NFL Combine Matter: Offense

[Update: For defense, click here] With the National Football League combine starting, people are sure to get excited about the players that run the fastest 40-yard dash times, bench the most, and put up numbers that match the “physical specimen” … Continue reading

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Post 3-pt Contest Slump?

by Andrew Mooney The post-Home Run Derby slump in baseball is well-documented; as the theory goes, a slugger’s power numbers decline on average after participating, whether due to bad swing habits picked up during the event or just an inability … Continue reading

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Declining Quality of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

by Nick Jaroszewicz and Ben Blatt When the NBA Slam Dunk Contest was created in 1984 to be a part of the NBA All-Star Weekend it featured basketball legends Julius Erving and Clyde Drexler.  The following year Michael Jordan took … Continue reading

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Lin: Bigger Than Tebow?

This was post number five as part of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective’s Linsanity Day. You can read the other posts here, here, here, or here. By Andrew Mooney, Ben Zauzmer and Chris Bruce It may have tapered off slightly … Continue reading

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Why was Jeremy Lin Undrafted?

This was post number four as part of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective’s Linsanity Day. You can read the other posts here, here, here,  or here. by Janet Song We’ve all heard about how Jeremy Lin was overlooked in high … Continue reading

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Roll-Lin in the Dough:Jeremy Lin, Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and the MSG Stock Price

This was post number two as part of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective’s Linsanity Day. You can read the other posts here,  here, here, or here. by  Harry Chiel and Ben Blatt In his meteoric rise over the past two … Continue reading

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