Monthly Archives: April 2013

The United States of Football

By Andrew Mooney In 2013, it seems safe to say that by almost any measure—viewership, ticket sales, merchandising—America considers football to be its national pastime. Gone are the days when youngsters snuck into the Polo Grounds or Fenway Park to … Continue reading

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At Which Positions Have NFL Rookies Had the Most Success?

By Alex Koenig The NFL draft is an exercise in patience. Unlike the NBA, it is rare for highly touted NFL rookies to make significant impacts at key positions. Sure, a player like Cam Newton will come around every now … Continue reading

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Lakers Resurgence: New Team or Regression to the Mean?

By Julian Ryan The Lakers have risen from the grave. Seemingly destined to hand over their lottery pick to the Suns for much of the season, the team has turned their season around and are now furiously battling it out … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Greatest Performances in Masters History

By Andrew Mooney Cue Jim Nantz and the tinkling piano: the Masters is officially under way. The field of 93 will attempt to duplicate the legendary green jacket-winning performances of years past, including a “who’s who” of golfing royalty: Tiger … Continue reading

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Cinderella or Fairytale: March Madness v. the FA Cup

by Julian Ryan In America, March is the month of the Cinderella story for even the most casual of college basketball followers.  Millions of fans will turn on their televisions in the hope of watching the next Butler make a … Continue reading

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Links We Like: Week of April 1

The best in the week of sports (or sort of sports) analysis: Chris Boyle gives a primer on fenwick, an advanced hockey stat, and reveals how central it is to playoff and regular season success. Heading into the Final Four, … Continue reading

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