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What is the chance of an NBA comeback when down by 35?

By Professor Carl Morris The Sacramento Kings came back to win on Monday night (Dec 21), when down by 35 points against the Bulls in Chicago with 20 minutes and 50 seconds (20:50) left.  When two even NBA teams play the chance that the trailing team would win from that situation is … Continue reading

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What Do Professional Athletes Have in Common With Bankers?

By Daniel Adler Today, we will examine two industries.  Neither produces a tangible product.  Both have close ties to the government and receive billions of dollars in government assistance.  Both pay their top performers millions of dollars. Wall Street firms … Continue reading

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The Iverson Gap: Why Valuing Players Is Even Harder Than You Think

By David Roher Note: This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post. The value of Allen Iverson is one of the most contentious topics in the world of basketball statistics. HuffPost’s own Dave Berri is well known for thinking that … Continue reading

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Consistency: The One Thing The Nets Are Good At? Part 1 of a Series.

By David Roher Consistency is funny. We usually consider it a good thing to have, and we remember prolonged, steady excellence for a long time. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak. Cal Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive games. Oscar Robertson’s 1962-season-average triple-double. Takeru … Continue reading

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Committed To Losing

By Daniel Adler This article also appears on the Huffington Post. In last week’s New York Times, economist Richard Thaler discussed Swoopo.com, a so-called “entertainment shopping” site.  The premise is relatively simple and somewhat diabolical.  Unlike normal auctions sites such … Continue reading

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