Monthly Archives: March 2012

Running Back Evaluation in the NFL Draft: Part I

by Sam Waters Last week, the Houston Texans signed running back Arian Foster to a five year, $43.5 million deal. Foster, an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in 2009, was toiling in obscurity heading into the 2010 season. Five … Continue reading

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Predicting NCAA Tournament Upsets: The Importance of Turnovers and Rebounding

For the past two years, I have attempted to systematically predict First Round NCAA Tournament upsets using a dataset of match-ups from 2004 onward. Last year, I improved the model by adding opponent Four Factors data, and the model correctly … Continue reading

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Follow Up: Redskins Trade for RGIII

After I posted my analysis of the Redskins’ trade for Robert Griffin III, a few readers asked how good Robert Griffin III would have to be if the Washington Redskins more properly valued their future draft picks. In my previous … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Redskins Trade for Robert Griffin III

On Friday night, reports emerged that the Washington Redskins had agreed to give the St. Louis Rams their first and second round picks this year, along with their 2013 and 2014 first round picks in exchange for the second overall … Continue reading

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Ron Artest and Hennessey Cognac

by Ben Blatt Of all the crazy things Ron Artest/Metta World Peace has done, one of the most notable is admitting to drinking during halftime up until the end of his 2002 season on the Bulls. Sure Gatorade may be … Continue reading

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