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  1. Book excerpt: 'Scorecasting' explains data and sports

    L. Jon Wertheim

    In their "Freakonomics for sports" book, Scorecasting, Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim challenge conventional wisdom, uncover the hidden influences in sports and uses reams of data to investigate questions that tug at every fan. Are there rea...

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  2. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The book "Scorecasting," by Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim is the latest to make a killer case that the hot hand really does not exist (or is far more scarce than most basketball players would admit). Their case may not matter, as they also ...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  3. Book excerpt: Wertheim's Scorecasting

    L. Jon Wertheim

    We look at a chapter in L. Jon Wertheim's Scorecasting

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  4. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and the greatest tennis match ever pl...

    L. Jon Wertheim

    In an excerpt from "Strokes of Genius," Jon Wertheim visits the pre-match rituals of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal before their epic 2008 Wimbledon final.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2009
  5. Page 2: "Blood in the Cage" book excerpt by L. Jon Wertheim

    L. Jon Wertheim

    In a selection from "Blood in the Cage," the emergence of mixed martial arts is viewed through the prism of an Iowa amateur event.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2009
  6. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The dichotomy of reclusive Blazer owner Paul Allen, as told in an excellent L. Jon Wertheim Sports Illustrated profile: "The largest of the three ships, Octopus, measures 413 feet and is fully loaded with a basketball court, a glass-bottom lounge, a ...

    Blog | November 28, 2007
  7. "Running the Table"

    L. Jon Wertheim

    In an excerpt from L. Jon Wertheim's new book, we meet legendary pool hustler Kid Delicious, and a couple of his "co-workers."

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2007
  8. The Primary Colors of the NBA?

    Henry Abbott

    Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum and L. Jon Wertheim have written a "pro basketball novel" (those always sell well, don't they?) that purports, on the back cover, to "peel back the curtain on the trappings of big time professional basketball" in th...

    Blog | January 07, 2006
  9. SI Gets Warm and Fuzzy with Martell Webster

    Henry Abbott

    There's really not a lot of news in L. Jon Wertheim's Sports Illustrated profile of Portland rookie Martell Webster. Blazer fans probably already know about his mother's disappearance, his mature demeanor, and his heavenly shooting touch. I was hopi...

    Blog | November 11, 2005