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  1. Neil Paine

    Neil Paine writes for FiveThirtyEight, the data-supported sports, politics and culture site coming soon from ESPN.

  2. Listen To How Walt Hickey And Neil Paine Tried To Break Madden

    [protected-iframe id="718a3adbc6fd1205fa287b47dbc93bd9-64146350-78993958" info="" ] Elsewhere on FiveThirtyEight, and have a two-part opus describing how EA Sports makes the wildly pop...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  3. Assessing Andrew Wiggins, 30 Games In

    Last week, my colleague Neil Paine the Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, who is probably the but who has so far been among the least efficient players in the league according to a variety of advanced statistics. The article triggere...

    Blog | January 01, 2015
  4. An NFL Team Will Probably Win 14 Games. We Just Don't Know W...

    As my colleague Neil Paine , the Cincinnati Bengals now project to finish with the best record in the NFL -- at least according to . The Bengals probably are not the best team in the league; Seattle ranks ahead of them in the Elo ratings, as do Denve...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  5. Morning links: Gates the trendsetter

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Neil Paine of takes a statistical look at the career of San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates. Paine calls Gates the second best tight end ever in the NFL behind Tony Gonzalez, a hard point to argue against afte...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  6. NBA schedule leaves suspense out of sport

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Tom Haberstroh writes about how lack of rest for players harms the NBA product. I suggest you read that, given that it's good. Of particular interest (to me, possibly to you) is Tom's section on research done by the ever-sharp Neil Paine: "Brilian...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  7. Morning links: Highs and lows for Chargers

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Neil Paine of recently published his NFL Elo ratings system, a set of computer power ratings for each team. According to that ratings system, the high point of the San Diego Chargers' franchise was Dec. 31, 2006, and...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  8. When Should You Draft a Quarterback in the First Round?

    In "," my colleague Neil Paine argued that the player-evaluation market in the NFL appears to be pretty efficient. No team or general manager has shown an ability to consistently pick players who earn better stats in their first f...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  9. Super Bowl XLVIII truly a showcase of powers

    Neil Paine

    Broncos-Seahawks is a rare championship tilt between the NFL's top two statistical teams, writes's Neil Paine.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  10. Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout is best bargain in sports - ESPN Th...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine of Sports-Reference calculated a Fair Salary for athletes based on what they should have been paid for their performance for the most recently completed season and compared it to their Actual Salary. Behold, the most overpaid players in sports.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  11. 2013 NBA Playoffs - Top 10 all-time NBA finals players

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine takes offers his Top 10 all-time NBA Finals players, and lots of familiar names jump out. There's a reason why they're No.1.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  12. NBA - Grant Hill's case for the Hall of Fame

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine examines Grant Hill's case for the Hall of Fame and determines that he should be enshrined.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  13. 2013 NBA Draft - Five experts break down Indiana big man Cody Zel...

    ESPN Insider

    Experts Paul Biancardi, Tom Haberstroh, Bradford Doolittle, David Thorpe and Neil Paine debate Indiana big man Cody Zeller.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  14. 2013 NBA Playoffs - How coach Frank Vogel has contributed to Pace...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine writes that a large part of the Pacers' recent playoff success -- and the team's overall success over the last two seasons -- can be attributed to head coach Frank Vogel, who is among the NBA's best in terms of maximizing talent.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  15. 2013 NBA Playoffs - LeBron James, Hakeem Olajuwon among top all-t...

    Neil Paine

    Using game stats and a variety of beyond-the-box score metrics, Neil Paine ranks the top 10 conference finals players of all time. LeBron James, Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan top the list.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  16. 2013 NBA Playoffs - Which conference finals team most resembles a...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine analyzes the four conference finals teams and looks at which team most resembles past NBA champs.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  17. 2013 NBA Playoffs - The best, worst postseason players in the clu...

    Neil Paine

    Using the Championship Leverage Index -- a metric that quantifies the importance of individual playoff games -- Neil Paine examines the best and worst active NBA players when it comes to performing in the "clutch." Tyson Chandler tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013