Author Archives: Chris Bruce

How Well Do Fantasy Stats Reflect Real Value?

by Chris Bruce With fantasy basketball nearing playoff time and fantasy baseball drafts in full swing, a thought occurred to our club: how much do these fantasy stats that people meticulously pore over actually relate to the real value a … 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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How Much is Albert Pujols Getting Overpaid?

By Chris Bruce Big news hit the baseball world yesterday as the Los Angeles Angels announced a $254 million, 10-year contract for 31-year-old Albert Pujols, a strikingly large contract for such an old player, even if Pujols is still a … Continue reading

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Tebow is Still Producing Miracles: An Update

By Chris Bruce and Andrew Mooney A couple weeks ago we did some analysis on Tim Tebow, attempting to explain how he’s been winning games despite his poor statistical performance. Simply put, he has been performing poorly overall but has saved his … Continue reading

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More Chaos: Predicting The Final BCS Scenarios

By Chris Bruce and John Ezekowitz Last week we debuted our BCS prediction model, using it to predict what would happen in the BCS rankings under certain scenarios for the week’s games. Turns out there wasn’t too much chaos as … Continue reading

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A Statistical Analysis of the Miracles of Tim Tebow

By Chris Bruce and Andrew Mooney You can find an update of this post including another two weeks of games here. You can also read this post here on Boston.com. Over the first 5 weeks of the NFL season, the Kyle … Continue reading

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Defusing Verlander With… John Lackey?

by Chris Bruce Editor’s Note: This piece was originally written in a distant time (about 72 hours ago) when the possibility of a Red Sox collapse still appeared unlikely. Whether or not the Red Sox ever get a chance to … Continue reading

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