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Sportswriting

Tuesday List. The Browns and playoff basketball.

There’s not much left to say about the Cleveland Browns. I’m not one believing the fates conspire against Cleveland. It seems more about incompetence aided by a dose of bad luck. Last night’s field goal block and touchdown redefining the…

Holy ShiftChart - an awesome hockey data visualization

Holy ShiftChart – an awesome hockey data visualization

I love discovering stuff like ShiftChart. Hockey, being a dynamic and constantly changing game, can be hard to follow – even for the most experienced and well-versed fan. Tools like ShiftChart make the game more accessible. A perfect rationale for a…

Bob Ryan’s misplaced rant against advanced statistics

The timing of Bob Ryan’s recent rant against WAR in Sunday’s Boston Globe seemed a bit suspicious. While thousands of quants from the recent MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference climbed out of bed and fire up their tablets and computers,…

Week 26 EPL Power Rankings

Rating Club Offense Defense 1.14   Manchester Utd 0.91 -0.23 0.95   Manchester City 0.43 -0.52 0.85   Chelsea 0.59 -0.25 0.80   Arsenal 0.51 -0.29 0.61   Liverpool 0.44 -0.17 0.44   Tottenham 0.22 -0.23 0.20   Everton 0.04…

Manny Acta next Tribe manager. Who?

Well Tribe fans, this one is a head scratcher. The Cleveland Indians introduced Manny Acta as manager yesterday afternoon, and, while very little is known about him by the fans, you have to wonder what Mark Shapiro and Larry Dolan…

Ohio State Buckeyes facing a bleak future if things don’t change

The Ohio State Buckeyes are peering over the ledge of a precipice. At the bottom sits what every Buckeye fan fears – a mediocre football program coupled with year and after year of middle of the pack Big Ten Conference…