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  1. Bills' playoff chances down to 20 percent

    Mike Rodak

    Two weeks ago, we checked up on FiveThirtyEight's weekly ratings, which gave the Buffalo Bills a 32 percent chance at making the playoffs. Let's take another stroll through Nate Silver's neighborhood. His latest Elo ratings have the Bills proje...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. Cards' popularity hovers near bottom of NFL

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Nate Silver, the founder of FiveThirtyEight.com, recently ranked the most searched professional sports teams through Google Trends. He did two case studies -- one by league and one overall. Among NFL teams, the Arizona Cardinals...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  3. How Raiders fare in Google searches

    Paul Gutierrez

    Fandom is such a fickle and subjective thing. Yet our guys at FiveThirtyEight.com have put metrics on it by equating popularity with the frequency of Google searches done on professional teams. Nate Silver and Ritchie King ran numbers on teams in ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  4. Where Rams rank in popularity

    Nick Wagoner

    Over at partner site FiveThirtyEight, founder and editor in chief Nate Silver posted an interesting look at the relative popularity of North American professional sports teams on a worldwide scale. Using Google searches as the main tool for measur...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  5. A different look at Steelers' popularity

    Scott Brown

    TV ratings and merchandise sales are two of the more traditional ways to measure a team's popularity. It figured to only be a matter of time before someone tried to gauge something that is ultimately impossible to quantify through the Internet -- ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. How Texans fare in Google search rankings

    Tania Ganguli

    Over the past couple of days, FiveThirtyEight.com has examined team popularity based on the number of Google searches done for professional sports teams since 2004. First, Nate Silver and Ritchie King looked at each league on its own, finding in t...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  7. Carolina NFC South champs, but trail Saints

    David Newton

    The Carolina Panthers rank behind the New Orleans Saints when it comes to the top team in the NFC South. In terms of popularity, that is. In ESPN's latest FiveThirtyEight blog, Nate Silver and Ritchie King came up with the most popular North Am...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  8. Bills rank 26th in Google searches

    Mike Rodak

    Just how popular are the Buffalo Bills? One way to answer that question is to use Google searches. In a blog post published Friday for fivethirtyeight.com, an analytics website recently acquired by ESPN, noted statistician Nate Silver compiled Goo...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  9. What a Google search tells us about Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight.com blog, which is part of ESPN, has a post Friday morning that views the popularity of professional sports teams through the lens of Google searches. As expected, the Patriots rate near the top of the charts. But ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  10. NBA and MLB embrace analytics, NFL is reluctant - ESPN The Magazi...

    Nate Silver

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Nate Silver writes that analytics can solve a lot of mysteries in sports. It's when humans get involved that things get complicated.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  11. NBA and MLB embrace analytics, NFL is reluctant - ESPN The Magazi...

    Nate Silver

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Nate Silver writes that analytics can solve a lot of mysteries in sports. It's when humans get involved that things get complicated.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  12. Nerds' revenge? Their win probability is up

    Mike Sando

    BOSTON -- Five years ago, San Francisco 49ers fans weary of losing might have cringed seeing team executive Paraag Marathe representing them on a "Revenge of the Nerds" panel put on by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Marathe himself might h...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  13. Morning take: Patriots in Super Bowl?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC East: Statistician Nate Silver predicts the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will play in the Super Bowl. Morning take: This is an interesting prediction that is out of the norm....

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  14. Tebow, A-Rod headline the year that wasnt

    Jim Caple

    The past 12 months were so surprising that Nate Silver accurately predicted only 47 percent of what actually happened. Peyton Manning is quarterbacking the Denver Broncos while Northern Illinois is heading to a BCS bowl. A man without legs ran in...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  15. Soccer Power Index: The purpose of SPI

    Nate Silver

    Soccer Power Index: The purpose of SPI

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2009