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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Grantland at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: The Outstandi...

    Grantland Channel

    In the spirit of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, this short feature describes how analytics are used to measure team chemistry in the NBA. Kind of. Enjoy....

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  9. Sports analytics and the MIT Sloan Conference

    Katie Baker

    Among the nerds at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  10. NHL Apocalypse Watch: Its Rider Was Named Death, and Hades Was Fo...

    Katie Baker

    At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference this past winter, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke was asked to identify the best negotiator he'd worked with throughout his career. "Gary Bettman," he said. "There's smart — and t...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  11. Grantland Network Podcast: The Basketball Jones

    The Basketball Jones

    On today's show, The Basketball Jones discuss the latest NBA Trade Deadline rumors (Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Jamal Crawford, Josh Smith, etc.), the T-Wolves' playoff hopes, Rubio and Love's SLAM cover, a few topics from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytic...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  12. Advanced stats in hockey, the plight of the Wild, the strange twe...

    Katie Baker

    The plight of the Wild, the strange tweets of Ochocinco, and the rest of the week in the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  13. B.S. Report: Eric Mangini, Mark Cuban, Bill James, Jeff Van Gundy...

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons headed back to Boston for the 2012 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. At Sloan, he was joined Eric Mangini, who just finished his first season as an ESPN NFL analyst. You can find the B.S. Report podcast with Eric Mangini on the...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  14. Q&A: Lawrence Jackson

    Katie Baker

    Sitting in the very front row of a packed football analytics panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Saturday was Detroit Lions' defensive lineman Lawrence Jackson, who one day earlier had been a panelist himself. Like so many other Slo...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Q&A: Rocco Baldelli

    Jonah Keri

    Rocco Baldelli spent seven years in the big leagues before calling it quits after the 2010 season. Upon his retirement, the Tampa Bay Rays brought their former first-round draft pick into the front office, where he now serves in the role of baseball ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012