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  1. Introducing a Revolutionary New NBA Stat: True Loathing Rating


    ESPN recently unveiled its real plus/minus stat, which seeks to improve upon the standard plus/minus stat by using a regression based on players' prior stats to control for lineup variables. High-speed SportVU cameras have been installed in...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. The Northwestern Decision: An Explainer

    Brian Phillips

    Last week, the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the school with the right, if they choose, to form a union. This has been portrayed as a potentially revolutionary moment fo...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Introducing a Revolutionary New NBA Stat: Want It More (WIM)

    Jason Gallagher

    Since the dawn of Moreyball, we've seen a raging battle between stat geeks and narrative poets. Though the tides are dramatically rising on the side of statistical analysis, there are still plenty of old-school basketball minds who prefer to judge a ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  5. Amazon TV  Including Zombieland and Onion News Empire  Premiere...

    Amos Barshad

    Well, kind of. This morning, as promised, Amazon released every pilot from its new development slate on the site. That's 14 shows, all ready and available for your viewing enjoyment, right now. And now comes the revolutionary part: The more you watch...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  6. Revolution, Episode 111, the One-Image Recap: Helicopters and Roc...

    Mark Lisanti

    When we last left our ragtag gang of scrappy, sometimes-electricity-free Revolutionaries, lo these many hiatus-months ago, the helicopters were coming. And now they have arrived. "But hey," you might ask, "don't helicopters need power to whirlybird i...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  7. Rafa Benitez Manages Roman Abramovich's Chelsea

    Brian Phillips

    Can Rafa Benitez succeed with Roman Abramovich's Chelsea club?

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  8. DIVAWATCH: Who Is the Girl in the Red Backpack?

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Two months ago, we, the Diva Committee, anointed "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" as the greatest Diva Anthem of all time, narrowly edging out Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You." Since that brave, revolutionary day, we have stu...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  9. JaVale McGee Revolutionizes Defense

    Chris Ryan

    Che Guevara. Lech Walesa. Abbie Hoffman. What do these men have in common? They were all, in their own ways, revolutionaries. Now we can add Washington Wizards center and undisputed people's champion JaVale McGee to that esteemed list. What did Mc...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  10. Kim Jong-un: North Korea's 'Great Successor,' Sports Fan

    Jon Dolan

    You wouldn't want to party with him, but at least the Grim Reaper has a sense of irony. Not 24 hours after the death of Czech dissident-turned-president Vaclav Havel, possibly the greatest anti-Communist revolutionary of the 20th century, we learned ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011