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  1. The NFL's Out-of-Nowhere Players

    Bill Barnwell

    The National Football League is an enormous organization with a lot of players. It's actually pretty staggering. The NBA mandates an average of at least 14 players per team, meaning there are about 420 active NBA players during the season. NHL r...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. The Shot Doctor

    Bill Barnwell

    On Tuesday, Gregg Popovich was named NBA Coach of the Year, becoming just the third person in league history to receive the Red Auerbach Trophy three times. His team went a league-best 62-20, without a single player averaging 30 min...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. How to Fix the First Round of the NBA Playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    The NBA has never really gotten the first round of its playoff structure right. Those series were in a best-of-three format as recently as 1983, and then the NBA expanded the first round to a best-of-five approach the following year...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. Bill Barnwell ranks the top assets in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell delivers his annual ranking of the NFL's top 50 most valuable assets, with a few notes from The Sports Guy.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  5. Ranking the players (and contracts) in the National Football Leag...

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Simmons joins Bill Barnwell to rank the NFL's top 50 most valuable assets.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  6. The 21st century is bringing new ways to break down football game...

    Bill Barnwell

    Get ready for an explosion of information that will change how we interpret and understand professional football.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  7. Tales From the Summer League

    Bill Barnwell

    The NBA's summer league in Vegas is basically summer camp for basketball junkies. It occupies a bizarre niche in basketball fandom that's built entirely around the idea that all dunks are equally valid and exciting, regardless of whether they're pull...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  8. The insanity of crowning a team the next great thing and the NFL'...

    Bill Barnwell

    Why it's dumb to anoint a team ready for the Super Bowl. Plus, breaking down the NFL's Top 100 Players list.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  9. Ending the Argument: Rust vs. Rest

    Bill Barnwell

    Rust versus rest! You would be right to forget about the pregame narrative after watching the Thunder wax the Lakers last night, but outside of the Metta World Peace vs. James Harden story line, the dominant discussion leading into (and through the e...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  10. The Marriage of Stats and Football

    Bill Barnwell

    Want to know how big the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference has become? In the middle of the football analytics panel that I appeared on, I referenced the research that has been conducted on the futility of icing the kicker, only for panel moderat...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  11. Looking Behind the Sportsbook Curtain

    Bill Barnwell

    It takes a lot to surprise Jay Kornegay. As the sportsbook director at the LVH (formerly Las Vegas Hilton) sportsbook, Kornegay's seen it all during his eight years at the helm of the city's bellwether operation — and made money for the casino ...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  12. The Randomness of the NBA's 66-Game Season

    Bill Barnwell

    What's more exciting than the shortened NBA season that starts on Christmas Day? Of course, it's betting on that shortened NBA season! Because the NBA is removing 16 games off the docket and eliminating plenty of rest days, there's a lot of uncertain...

    Blog | December 14, 2011