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  1. Toronto Maple Leafs and advanced stats

    Sean McIndoe

    This year's test case for advanced stats in the NHL? It's the old-school Toronto Maple Leafs, so ... great. We're sure everyone will be super chill about this.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  2. Biting the Hot Hand: Basketball's Enduring Streakiness Debate Rag...

    Zach Lowe

    The "hot hand" has been mostly dead for the last half-decade — the province of irrational believers in "the zone" and "clutch hitting" and other amorphous concepts that haven't withstood killjoy statistical analysis. Almost every search for the...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  3. The SportVU Follow-up: Answering the Most Common Questions and Mo...

    Zach Lowe

    I have a ton of cool information from the Raptors' analytics program that didn't fit in yesterday's original big-picture piece, so I wanted to share at least some of it here. A roundup of leftover thoughts on analytics, the evolution of the NBA, and ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  4. NHL Grab Bag: Kaleta Sucks, Nerds Rise Up, and Gomez Scores! (NO ...

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly blog post of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the three moments or personalities from around the league that produced the most comedic fodder fo...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  5. The New Springfield Nine

    Jonah Keri

    The baseball analytics revolution has helped us answer many questions that might have seemed unknowable before. We can now measure not only a pitcher's velocity but also the exact horizontal and vertical break on his pitches, the precise coordinates ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  6. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    Grantland's Zach Lowe comes on to discuss lessons from last weekend's Sloan Conference and the NBA's Eastern Conference playoff picture. To listen to this podcast, you can download it on iTunes here or go to the ESPN.com PodCenter here....

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  7. Sloan Sports Conference Podcast and Video Extravaganza: Daryl Mor...

    Grantland Network

    This past week Grantland visited the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and boy are our brains tired. After two days of presentations and panel discussions, we've got a lot to share. So, without further ado, here are a bunch of podcasts an...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  8. Grantland at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: The Outstandi...

    Grantland Channel

    In the spirit of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, this short feature describes how analytics are used to measure team chemistry in the NBA. Kind of. Enjoy....

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  9. Sports analytics and the MIT Sloan Conference

    Katie Baker

    Among the nerds at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  10. CourtVision: David Lee's Interior Defense, a.k.a. the Golden Gate...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    One of the things about sports analytics these days is that, while combing through and analyzing massive amounts of performance data, you come across "findings" that are unexpected or surprising. Without ever watching a game or studying film, you dis...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  11. 10 Minutes With Orioles GM Dan Duquette

    Jonah Keri

    Dan Duquette is no stranger to statistical concepts in baseball. He hired an eager researcher named Ari Kaplan to build advanced scouting software and run analytics for him back in the early '90s, when Duquette was just starting his first general man...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  12. CourtVision: The Best Shooters So Far

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As spatial analytics slowly creeps its way into the NBA, we're beginning to evaluate performances and tendencies in new ways. Perhaps the most basic illustration of the virtue of spatial approaches applies to shooting. Although field goal percentage ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  13. Scoring With Soccer: Analytics Come to MLS

    Noah Davis

    The Seattle Sounders boast Major League Soccer's strongest fan base, with an average of more than 43,000 packing into CenturyLink Field for the team's home games. Soon, they might have one of the strongest analytical units as well. Over the past ...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  14. NHL Apocalypse Watch: Its Rider Was Named Death, and Hades Was Fo...

    Katie Baker

    At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference this past winter, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke was asked to identify the best negotiator he'd worked with throughout his career. "Gary Bettman," he said. "There's smart — and t...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  15. The Best B.S.: Nate Silver Explains How Analytics Affects Sports

    Grantland Channel

    Nate Silver explains how his use of analytics in sports influenced his study of political trends and how the use of sports analytics has changed the way the games are played....

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  16. B.S. Report: Nate Silver (Plus Video!)

    Bill Simmons

    Nate Silver talks to Bill Simmons about how politics compares to sports, the criticism he received this year, and how he spent Election Day. To listen to this podcast, you can download it on iTunes here or go to the ESPN.com PodCenter here....

    Blog | November 30, 2012