I Really Hope You Didn’t Actually Pay for This Fight

Tonight’s boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was nothing more than a money grab. I said it when the fight was announced and nothing has changed since. And what a surprise, the actual boxer won. This shouldn’t be a surprise. Did you actually expect McGregor to step inside the ring and hand Mayweather…

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Stop Playing Your Starters in the Preseason

I may be in the minority, but I actually like preseason being four games. It allows ample opportunities for playing time for guys who are fighting for a roster spot. What I am not a fan of, however, are players who are locked to make the roster and start playing in these exhibition games. Every…

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Julian Edelman May Have Played His Last Down as a Patriot

Today, New England’s worst fears were confirmed when Julian Edelman’s MRI confirm that he has torn his ACL. His season is over, and his tenure with the Patriots may be as well. Head coach Bill Belichick gives no allegiance to his players and has routinely made surprising releases or has not re-signed a player once…

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Our Favorites for the 2017 Heisman Trophy

College football season is here and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson will attempt to become just the second player win the Heisman Trophy twice. Justin Worsley (JW), Andrew Young (AY) and George Stanley discuss their favorites for the Heisman this season: Who is your favorite to win the Heisman? AY: While there are many very strong…

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Introducing Two New Ways to Evaluate a Pass Rusher

Last week, I introduced the quarterback efficiency rating, a metric that factored in several efficiency statistics to measure how well a quarterback played. This week, I am introducing a new way to evaluate a pass rusher. For years now, sacks have been viewed as the be-all-end-all when it comes to how good a pass rusher…

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NCAA Pre-Season Top 25

College football season is approaching, and for the first time in a few years, we have numerous high-profile quarterbacks returning, and a season with no clear favorite, but many strong teams. Here’s our initial top 25 for 2017: 25. Washington State Cougars In a conference with so many heralded quarterbacks, none may be as statistically…

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Look at This Mess of a Box Score

With Travis d’Arnaud making an emergency start at third base, Mets, manager Terry Collins needed to be crafty so that d’Arnaud wouldn’t be exposed. The result is a box score that shows d’Arnaud and Asdrubal Cabrera rotating between second base and third base 22 times.   I can’t stop looking at this. pic.twitter.com/xFJt951qUB — Anthony…

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Creating a New Metric for Quarterbacks

Admittedly, I am a data junkie and I am always looking for a new way to evaluate a player in any sport. This year, I am debuting a quarterback metric I have created. This metric, the quarterback efficiency rating (QER), focuses on several factors that equate to a player’s success: the percentage of his attempts…

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It’s Time for the Yankees to Use a Different Closer

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been anything but lights out lately, and it may be time to consider other options for the ninth inning. Last year, despite missing 45 games to due a suspension, Chapman had one of his best seasons in the majors while splitting time with the Yankees and the Cubs….

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