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  1. Chicago Blackhawks show puck possession equals wins - ESPN The Ma...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Peter Keating writes that the Blackhawks' success and the Sabres' struggles reveal a fundamental truth about the NHL: Puck possession is nine-tenths of the battle.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  2. Baseball's stats revolution changed the sport but not its culture...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating profiles Eric Van, the former sabermetrician for the Boston Red Sox, and other mathematical minds like him. Although MLB is more inclined toward numbers, the anti-geek culture hasn't changed.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2013
  3. Miami Heat forward LeBron James is most dominant player of the pa...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating uses statistical analysis to determine the most dominant athletes and teams in each sport over the past 15 years, then compared the winners across sports to name the single best performer in the Mag's lifespan.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  4. Why the odds of a No. 16 seed upsetting a No. 1 are higher than u...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating explains why the chances of a No. 16 seed upsetting a No. 1 seed are greater than usual this season -- by a considerable margin. Plus, a look at potential No. 16 seeds that could pull an upset and potential No. 1s that should watch out.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  5. NFL Playoffs - Stats show it's Denver Broncos' Super Bowl to lose...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating uses the unique lens of QBR to preview this weekend's playoff matchups, finding that not only do the Broncos project as strong favorites against the Ravens, but they stand head and shoulders above the remaining playoff teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  6. New stats quantify team chemistry for San Antonio Spurs, other NB...

    Peter Keating

    Why are some NBA teams greater than the sum of their parts? In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating looks at team chemistry, one of the league's great mysteries.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  7. NFL- Angry Eagles fans should stick with Michael Vick

    Peter Keating

    Frustrated with his erratic play, Eagles fans are eager to see a change under center, but Peter Keating argues that their ire is misplaced and Michael Vick is due for a rebound.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  8. Analyzing the best and worst deep passers in the NFL

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating examines the best and worst deep passers in the NFL by QBR. He also explains how Tom Brady is an exception to the rule because he's helping the Pats win, but doesn't have a deep threat.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2011
  9. MLB: The unique skill of Tim Hudson and Ted Lilly

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating dissects batting average on balls in play, which is one of baseball's most misunderstood statistics.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2011
  10. MMA: Examining the statistical revolution that is coming to MMA

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating examines the statistical revolution that is coming to MMA in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2011
  11. NHL - ESPN The Magazine - Advanced stats are coming to the ice

    Peter Keating

    New ways of measuring the game of hockey are slowly gaining steam thanks to advanced metrics.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  12. The Magazine: The next great statistic

    Peter Keating

    You know when you're watching a game and you can sense that a certain play just turned the game around? Now, thanks to win probability, you can calculate just how much of an impact each play has.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2010
  13. ESPN The Magazine's Rules Issue: Why NHL shootouts are random

    Peter Keating

    There is no doubt that shootouts are exciting. Too bad they're also fundamentally flawed.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2010
  14. MLB -- How the Diamondbacks, Breewers, Mariners, Indians and more...

    Peter Keating

    The Hot Stove season is upon us in baseball, so Peter takes a look at the teams that shouldn't do a thing in the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | November 10, 2010
  15. CFB -- Eight NCAA football games that could shake up Election Day...

    Peter Keating

    The fate of the nation -- or at least several key elections -- hinges on this weekend's college football results. Peter Keating explains. Plus, digging into NFL Next Level stats.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2010
  16. NBA -- NBA teams with players that have defined roles succeed

    Peter Keating

    Believe it or not, there are stats to prove chemistry is necessary in the NBA. And it's all about role players doing their thing. Plus, NFL fourth down update and quantifying the nostalgia (or lack thereof) for the San Francisco/New York Giants.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2010