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  1. National Labor Relations Board officer calls Northwestern Wildcat...

    The officer presiding over the National Labor Relations Board hearing about a bid by Northwestern football players to create the nation's first union for college athletes at one point described the players' case thus far as "weak."

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  2. Sports economist testifies at Northwestern Wildcats-National Labo...

    A sports economist has taken the stand at a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chicago on a bid by Northwestern football players who want to create the nation's first union for college athletes.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  3. Economists vs. tanking: David Berri

    David Berri

    Mike Stobe/NBAE/Getty Images The NBA Draft might be the single most influential reason we see teams tank. Should we get rid of it? There are essentially three ways a team can acquire the productive talent it needs to contend for a title: The Hea...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  4. Are Dirk Nowitzki, Deron Williams overpaid?

    Jeff Caplan

    Southern Utah University economics professor David Berri ranks Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki and Brooklyn Nets All-Star point guard Deron Williams among his list of the 10 most overpaid NBA players. Berri is the co-author of the 2006 bo...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  5. So is Kobe Bryant overpaid?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Wages of Wins Journal, home of statnik David Berri, believes so. Kobe Bryant graded out as the NBA's second most overpaid player on their annual Top 10 list, published in partnership with CNBC. Using their metric of "wins produced" -- click he...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  6. The 2012 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown

    Henry Abbott

    The 2012 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown is alive. This year's contestants: Newcomer Arturo Galletti, who hails from Puerto Rico and works with a model from the Wages of Wins principles developed by former champion David Berri. John Hollinger, ...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  7. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    David Berri on Huffington Post: "One might suspect that the NBA has been impacted by the recent recession. But the NBA claims it is not just the recession. The NBA claims the league has lost money in every year of the just expired CBA. One should no...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  8. A different way to judge quarterbacks

    Brian Bennett

    Pac-12 blogger Ted Miller pointed me to a Cal fan blog that takes a new look at how to rate quarterbacks. The blog uses a formula founded by Utah State sports economist David Berri that is designed to improve upon the the standard passer efficienc...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  9. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    David Berri says the Lakers are about as good as last year, but the competition has gotten a lot better. Zach McCann on Twitter: Gilbert Arenas to JJ Redick: "We're the two best white shooters in the NBA." David West talks lockout with Rashad Mob...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  10. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Adding Carmelo Anthony, at the cost of Joakim Noah and Luol Deng, would cost the Bulls about ten wins -- according to David Berri of Wages of Wins. David Stern does not let NBA owners do whatever they want. No doubt because if you let sports owners...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The name Lynyrd Skynyrd is -- who knew? -- a mocking tribute of a high school basketball coach named Leonard Skinner. David Berri says that the best power forward in Blazer history was not my candidate, Maurice Lucas, but Buck Williams. The differe...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  12. The robots are coming, and they're cranky

    Henry Abbott

    When the topic of Moneyball-style stat-geekery comes up, that's what people are scared of, I think: The automation of every damned thing. They're scared that if spreadsheets drive decisions, something important and human will be lost forever, to the ...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  13. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A prediction this year's champion will come from the East, where David Berri's numbers say Orlando, Boston and Cleveland are far ahead of the rest of the conference. They asked all the Blazers which NBA players they respect the most. Kobe Br...

    Blog | October 08, 2009
  14. Congratulations, David Berri

    Henry Abbott

    Champion of the 2009 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown. Berri, the lead author of the Wages of Wins, beat ESPN's John Hollinger by seven points. Hollinger picked every series of the playoffs right, except for three -- Houston vs. Portland in the first...

    Blog | June 15, 2009
  15. The TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown Community Leaderboard

    Henry Abbott

    The TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackown continues. The leaderboard of the Smackdown has been updated with all of the results from an eventful second round. David Berri, the overall leader, will take the trophy if the Lakers do. Jeffrey Ma, on the other hand,...

    Blog | June 03, 2009
  16. The TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown -- Update

    Henry Abbott

    With three out of five series completed, only three of eight stat geeks have yet to whiff. Everybody got the Lakers and the Cavaliers, but only John Hollinger, David Berri and Kevin Pelton predicted that the Mavericks would knock off the Spurs. Holli...

    Blog | April 29, 2009