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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese

    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

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  2. Crunching NASCAR Sprint Cup numbers for the Kobalt Tools 500

    Matt Willis

    NASCAR had a nice little two-week vacation. Racers headed to Hollywood to see the sights, maybe lay on the beach and soak up those rays, then it was off to Vegas -- Vegas, baby! -- a city that runs with no restrictor plate if there's ever been one. M...

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2010
  3. Crunching NASCAR Sprint Cup numbers after the Shelby American

    Matt Willis

    Cold is such a relative thing. On Saturday, during the Nationwide Series broadcast, they were talking about how chilly it was in Las Vegas, with temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s. On Monday, I put my windows down on my drive to work here in B...

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2010
  4. Crunching NASCAR Sprint Cup numbers for the Shelby American

    Matt Willis

    A Las Vegas race can only mean one thing: It's time to make some not-even-thinly-veiled gambling and Vegas references! But, given that I'm a stats-based researcher and I assume some people come here for the numbers, and not just the rambling, incohe...

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2010
  5. Crunching NASCAR Sprint Cup numbers after the Auto Club 500

    Matt Willis

    I like to think of myself as a serious, impartial journalist. Capable of covering the world of NASCAR from an entirely unbiased viewpoint and really capturing the action on the track through the magic of my words. Nah, I'm just joking, probably had ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  6. Crunching NASCAR Sprint Cup numbers for the Auto Club 500

    Matt Willis

    And so we move back to your regularly scheduled NASCAR. Let's face it: The Daytona 500 doesn't really have much to do with the rest of the races on the schedule. The majority of the season is run on the intermediate ovals, like it or not. Maybe it'...

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2010
  7. Crunching NASCAR Sprint Cup numbers after the Daytona 500

    Matt Willis

    You probably haven't given potholes this much attention since ... well, since your last morning commute when you hit one and flattened your tire, or got some coffee on your suit. It might've even made your CD skip. Call me the eternal optimist, b...

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2010
  8. Crunching NASCAR Sprint Cup numbers for the Daytona 500

    Matt Willis

    Well, well, well. We've returned for another season. That means just one thing: Everybody doesn't object to me enough to make a formal request that I stop writing! Either that or people enjoy me bringing the knowledge on a twice-weekly basis. For t...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2010
  9. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers after Homestead

    Matt Willis

    What did you take away from Sunday's season finale? Well, other than Jimmie Johnson is very, very good and will likely continue to be that good or perhaps even a little better for a long period of time? Call me a realist. I saw Denny Hamlin come fr...

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2009
  10. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers for Homestead

    Matt Willis

    Dealing in statistics and general bloggery (next-to-last column and inventing a new word!) means that I generally see a lot of information. I then turn said information around to make some notes, to inform my reading audience and to make predictions ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 19, 2009
  11. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers for Phoenix

    Matt Willis

    What's up! I'm feeling high-energy right now. And no, it's not just because of the newfound points race, nor the fact that I'm writing this column while eating a banana. Hooray potassium! It's because I'm writing yet another fine piece of journalis...

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2009
  12. Crunching NASCAR Sprint Cup numbers after Texas

    Matt Willis

    You're going to read a lot of articles this week about how the points race is back on, although it's still a decent lead for Jimmie Johnson. And when you read all those, which I'm going to assume you'll do after reading mine (since you likely just se...

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2009
  13. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers for Texas

    Matt Willis

    Jimmie Johnson just took the points lead! No, you're not reading an old blog entry. I just noticed something interesting over at It turns out that Johnson rallying to a top-10 finish and Tony Stewart getting swept up in th...

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2009
  14. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers after Talladega

    Matt Willis

    As Randy LaJoie said on Sunday night's postrace edition of "NASCAR Now" ... it's over, print the T-shirts. I wish I could get just a sip of that magical elixir Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus are taking huge gulps of. With about 20 laps to go on Sunda...

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2009
  15. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers for Talladega

    Matt Willis

    Today, you can all call me the Talladega Truther. I'm not wearing a cape, but I'm going to come to the aid of the helpless. Defend those without a voice. Stick up for the disenfranchised. You can imagine somebody waving an American flag right now an...

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2009
  16. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers after Martinsville

    Matt Willis

    Today, I'm going to hit you up with a little philosophy. That's right, I'm a multi-threat like that. Late in Sunday's race at Martinsville, we had Denny Hamlin leading, Jimmie Johnson second and Juan Pablo Montoya third. My question to you: If you ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2009
  17. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers for Martinsville

    Matt Willis

    My beloved readers, it is I. And forgive me if I'm getting a little emotional -- it is that time of year. Yes, Sunday is the last short-track race of the year, at Martinsville Speedway, and that will be followed by the final restrictor-plate race of...

    Blog | Conversation | October 22, 2009