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  1. Julio Jones Goes Down, the Falcons Are Out

    Bill Barnwell

    The good news for Atlanta sports fans is that there's nothing left to pin your hopes on for a while. It's been a gruesome 24-hour period: The Braves were knocked out of the National League playoffs on late-game heroics by the Dodgers, the Falcons wer...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  2. NFL by the Numbers: First-Quarter Edition

    Bill Barnwell

    In going with the theme of yesterday's quarter-season NFL awards, the space between Week 4 and Week 5 represents the first good opportunity to take some measure of the numbers that teams are putting up and the ways they're doing so. In some cases, te...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  3. Nomentum in Sports, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    Yesterday, I took a look at some of the possible indicators of momentum in sports and found that there was scant statistical evidence of momentum existing in any meaningful way. Today, I'm going to finish up by talking about some of the logic holes i...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  4. Who Is the Offensive Rookie of the Year?

    Bill Barnwell

    The arrival of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III into the National Football League could not have gone much more swimmingly. In fact, while expectations were high for the top two picks in the 2012 draft, it's arguable that they've both exceeded what...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  5. Is This Real: Is the Late Bye Week a Competitive Advantage?

    Bill Barnwell

    I've heard all kinds of theories surrounding the bye week. Some fans hope that their team will get an early bye week so they can heal up from the grind of training camp and make adjustments that will push their team forward over the bulk of the regul...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  6. We Went There: Nationals-Cardinals Game 5

    Bill Barnwell

    Immediately after Jayson Werth's walk-off home run on Thursday night, I knew I wanted to make my way down to D.C. for Game 5 of the Cardinals-Nationals series. I'm nominally a Red Sox fan; the Nationals have been near and dear to my heart during this...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  7. Ranking the players (and contracts) in the National Football Leag...

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Simmons joins Bill Barnwell to rank the NFL's top 50 most valuable assets.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  8. Ranking the players (and contracts) in the National Football Leag...

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Simmons joins Bill Barnwell to rank the NFL's top 50 most valuable assets.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  9. Comparing mortality rates in football and baseball

    Bill Barnwell

    What we learned by comparing the mortality rates of baseball players and their NFL counterparts.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  10. Bill Barnwell on the winners, the losers, and the fluke of the fu...

    Bill Barnwell

    Don't believe everything the scoreboard tells you during the opening week of the National Football League.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  11. What the leadership of the U.S. men's soccer team must learn if i...

    Bill Barnwell

    The Gold Cup final exposed some of the United States men's national team's problems. What the leadership of the team must learn if it hopes to compete internationally.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2011