Throwin' it Out There…

From Alison Brie to Zach Randolph, and everything in between.

NBA: Where Twitter Happens, Part 2

To continue last week’s Part 1, here is the last player factor ran against Twitter followers… Player Quality? Taking each  of the players in the study’s PER’s from the ’12-’13 season … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

NBA: Where Twitter Happens, Part 1

At the 2013 NBA Draft, Google made an interesting choice in gifting the eventual number two pick, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, a pair of Google Glasses to wear to the draft. … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Vacation Update

The posts have slowed down a bit in the past few weeks because I’ve been planning an 18-day, 11-city European extravaganza that begins tonight at 9 pm. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

By the Numbers: Will Smith vs. Tom Cruise

This spring’s release of Will Smith and son’s After Earth & Tom Cruise’s Oblivion poses an important question: how is M. Night Shyamalan still employed when will audiences reach their saturation point towards post-apocalyptic … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

MLB Cost Per Win: Which Front Offices Save the Most Money?

According to Bud Selig, capitalism rules all. Major League Baseball spits on other professional sports and their salary caps. Sure, the league instituted a revenue sharing agreement back in 1996, … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

MLB Roster Construction: Source Code

2011’s much-hyped Moneyball, for all its Sorkin-ized flaws, gave the general public a shallow insight into the Oakland Athletics front office (for a scathing explanation, see former insider Keith Law’s review). Unlike the … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

By the Numbers: Is Jennifer Lawrence Scarlett Johansson 2.0?

After her big win at the Oscars in February, Bill Simmons asked Chris Connelly on his podcast (11 minute mark) if Jennifer Lawrence,22, was at the beginning of a career we … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 2 Comments