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  1. The NHL's Analytics Awakening

    Sean McIndoe

    This time last year, mentioning the word "analytics" in hockey circles was a good way to bring any conversation to a screeching halt. At best, you might get blank stares. At worse, you could expect a scowl, followed by a clich&eac...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. The Adolescence of Soccer Stats

    Mike L. Goodman

    There is a school of thought in the baseball analytics community that the world would have been better off without the box score. The argument goes that the the box score legitimized a certain set of numbers, and that those numbers weren't...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. Sabermetrics Gets Soft

    Ben Lindbergh

    Last Saturday, on the first morning of the fourth annual "Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball" seminar in Boston ("Saber Seminar" for short), Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow strode onto the a...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  4. A B1G Prediction for the 2014 Wisconsin Badgers

    Ed Feng

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not on weeken...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  5. Inside the Sacramento Kings’ Draft War Room

    Grantland Channel

    See Part 1 here. Grantland takes you behind the scenes as Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D'Alessandro, and advisors Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin make draft-day decisions in con...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  6. Draft 3.0

    Grantland Channel

    In May, Sacramento Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro made a staggering announcement: The team would crowdsource the amateur NBA analytics community - a collection of often brilliant but inexperienced minds - to determine wh...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  7. Q&A: MLB Advanced Media's Bob Bowman Discusses Revolutio...

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball Advanced Media unveiled its new play-tracking system at last weekend's MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The technology will allow fans, analysts, and all 30 teams to gain precise information that was previously out of...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  8. The Marc Gasol All-Stars

    Zach Lowe

    We're done with the NBA geek's midseason triathlon: the bleary-eyed madness of All-Star Weekend, the salary-cap gymnastics of the trade deadline, and the brain-bending MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. It's time to burn the pocket...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  9. Bridging the Analytics Gap

    Bill Barnwell

    As the eighth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference approaches this weekend, I find myself thinking more and more about the next frontier for quantitative analysis. Authorship certainly isn't a problem, as there's no lack of metric c...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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