Author Archives: David Roher

HSAC Co-President John Ezekowitz Featured in Today’s Boston Globe Magazine

Shira Springer has a great piece in today’s Boston Globe Magazine about John and the sports analytics industry. Check it out!

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HSAC Featured in Yahoo’s ThePostGame

Today’s issue of Yahoo’s new online sports magazine, ThePostGame, features a story by Ben Cohen entitled “Moneyball 2.0: Students In Harvard Club Prep To Be Sports GMs.” Thanks to Ben for writing a great piece. We’re especially excited that it … Continue reading

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A Transcript and Illustration of Kenny Smith’s Glorious Blake Griffin Car Dunk Speech

By David Roher Transcript, compiled by watching this Youtube video: KENNY: Well, we seen a lot of dunks over the dunk…over the great dunk contest, look at this panel, this esteemed panel, that was sitting here, and we’ve seen them … Continue reading

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Reverse-Engineering Our New Computer Overlords: Watson, Jeopardy, and Sports Decision Making

By David Roher Watson closed the pod bay door on Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter last night, bringing the IBM robot’s 2-game Jeopardy total to over $77,000.  Humans are still the kings of awful robot-pop-culture references (QED), but our monopoly … Continue reading

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How Much Does NFL Seeding Really Matter?

By David Roher This post also appears on Deadspin. The sixth-seeded Packers are in the Super Bowl, making them the first team since the ’05 Steelers to accomplish the feat. And they’re not the only squad to outperform their slot … Continue reading

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Do All-Star Games Predict Finals Winners? (Or, Another Reason not to Watch the Pro Bowl)

By David Roher Twitter follower Blake Barfield asked us last night if there was any correlation between the conference winner of the Pro Bowl and that of the Super Bowl. I decided to tackle this question for the NFL and … Continue reading

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2010: The Year in Injuries

By David Roher (Also appears on Deadspin.)

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Bert Blyleven Got In Because Voters Are Irrational, And Other Hall Of Fame Revelations (Follow-up from Deadspin Post)

By David Roher We’re very excited to announce a new weekly-ish column for Deadspin called “Regressions.” I asked for “The John Salley Story Corner,” but it was apparently taken. The pieces won’t be too different from the ones you see … Continue reading

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MLB Playoff Home-Field Advantage Is Tinier Than David Eckstein

By David Roher These playoffs have been one for the road. In the Division Series, the home team went a combined 4-11, including a 1-7 showing in the ALDS. Why this happened isn’t that important — you can come up … Continue reading

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The Dunk: Fan Favorite, Winning Strategy?

By Alex Koenig and Michael Owen The Dunk is as elusive as it is tantalizing. It’s been described as the ultimate athletic feat, combining size, speed, agility and strength. And unlike hitting a hole in-one or throwing a tight spiral, … Continue reading

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