Last week, several media outlets, and many well respected mathematicians, gave their best shot at estimating the odds of replicating … More
Month: March 2014
March Madness 2014 brackets & other notes
Here are my brackets for this year: ML1 ML2 These are meant purely for fun. Also, they are meant for … More
Value and March Madness
Picking winners for March Madness isn’t always about picking the team you think will win. Further, it’s not necessarily about … More
Are certain NHL teams good at playing for OT?
A series of tweets from @mc79hockey inspired me to write a quick post. https://twitter.com/mc79hockey/status/444354044195110912 https://twitter.com/mc79hockey/status/444353909738323969 https://twitter.com/mc79hockey/status/444353947520606208 https://twitter.com/mc79hockey/status/444353587905183744 Interesting. I’ve had … More
Follow-up post on NHL shootouts
Yesterday, I posted on NHL shootouts, and the response was great. A few follow-up points. 1) I was too vague late … More
NHL shootouts aren’t random. So let’s stop calling them that.
(for Part II, click here) The National Hockey League has once again made headlines for tweaking its standards of playoff qualification, … More
Penalty rates in the NFL
In a 2012 paper in Economic Inquiry, the University of Mississippi’s Carl Kitchens described how a repositioning of an NFL referee … More
Here’s a summary of an exciting two days at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC). 1) Research paper contest (the … More