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NFL Week 13 Game-By-Game Previews

December is here, which means one thing- we’re getting to the stretch run of the NFL season! As the weather cools, the postseason races continue to heat up, with five of eight divisions still being hotly contested, and the wildcard standings completely up in the air. Who would’ve thought a Commanders-Giants game in Week 13 would have legitimate playoff implications for both teams? In a … Continue reading NFL Week 13 Game-By-Game Previews

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NFL Week 12 Game-By-Game Previews

Wait, it’s already Thanksgiving week? How time flies by when we’re having fun! It that statement holds up, then continuing to watch Patrick Mahomes accomplish unprecedented achievements is going to have our lives flying by quicker than Maverick on a fly by. By this point, we’re starting to see the postseason picture become much more clearer, and, boy, could the top-tier teams be anymore entertaining? … Continue reading NFL Week 12 Game-By-Game Previews

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2022 NFL Week 11 Game-By-Game Previews

Folks, are you not entertained? In Week 10, we witnessed arguably one of the best games in the 21st century, a Packers 14-point overtime comeback victory against the Cowboys, the largest underdog of the week (Commanders) defeat the previously lone remaining undefeated team (Eagles), and Justin Fields casually rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns, because why not. It’s an exciting time in the NFL; … Continue reading 2022 NFL Week 11 Game-By-Game Previews

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2022 NFL Season Preview: Projections/Predictions For All 32 Teams

How is it already September? In some ways, it feels like it’s been a lifetime since the Rams and Bengals were facing each other in the Super Bowl, yet it also feels like yesterday that that the Cowboys and Buccaneers opened up the 2021 season in Tampa Bay. I don’t even know how to explain how that is possible, but, then again, when do sports … Continue reading 2022 NFL Season Preview: Projections/Predictions For All 32 Teams

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2022 NFL Season Preview: Ranking, Projecting, & Tiering Every Running Back

Life is about evolving. At some point in your life, you weren’t able to walk, but look at you now! Heck, there was a time where I wouldn’t have had the technological resources to talk to you here! As much as we like it or not, change is natural over time, and it’s up to us to learn to embrace. Think about this when it … Continue reading 2022 NFL Season Preview: Ranking, Projecting, & Tiering Every Running Back

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2022 NFL Season Preview: Ranking, Projecting, & Tiering Every Quarterback

Is it that time of year again? Somehow, someway, we are just two weeks away from the start of the 2022 NFL season. Wait, what? It feels it was just yesterday that we were simply trying to catch our breath after an offseason of unprecedented player movement. Now, though, it is time to take a step back, and gear up for what ought to be … Continue reading 2022 NFL Season Preview: Ranking, Projecting, & Tiering Every Quarterback

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MLB Deep Dive: How To Use Expected Stats Properly

“This player is having a good year, but his xwOBA is slightly lower than his wOBA, so he’s going to get worse.” This is a common phrase you’ll hear within the baseball analysis community. To be fair, with the data made available to us, it’s easy to come to conclusions like this. However, it’s not always about the data made available to us, but the … Continue reading MLB Deep Dive: How To Use Expected Stats Properly

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Changing The Way We Evaluate NFL QB Prospects

There is no more exciting time in the NFL, in my opinion, than the NFL Draft. Studies have shown that successful rosters are built through the draft, and it makes sense; the top players tend to be kept by their respective teams, and thus don’t often reach free agency. The surplus value of getting a cost-controlled player for four years, in addition to a fifth-year … Continue reading Changing The Way We Evaluate NFL QB Prospects

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MLB Study: Rethinking How We Look At Team Defense

They say that a run prevented is as important as a run scored, and this checks out. In fact, based on the coefficient of determination (r^2) for the two variables, a run prevented has actually been more correlated with team success than a run scored. This has been labeled as the “run prevention era”, and just by that measure, this would appear to be the … Continue reading MLB Study: Rethinking How We Look At Team Defense

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NFL Deep Dive: How Important Is Mobility At The Quarterback Position?

Once upon a time, quarterbacks were expected to be statues in the pocket. As the team’s signal-caller, your job was to simply pass the ball and execute a game plan. If you weren’t a pocket passer, there probably was a lot of momentum for you to move to a different position. This was a much simpler time of football analysis, but now, the game has … Continue reading NFL Deep Dive: How Important Is Mobility At The Quarterback Position?

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Analyzing The Stability of Amateur Baseball Players’ Statistics

In baseball, prospects are generally seen as a crapshoot, and it is easy to see why. According to Scott McKinney of Royals Review, of Baseball America’s top 100 prospects from 1996-2003, nearly 70% of them posted Wins Above Replacements (WAR) on average of 1.50 or less. Considering that these are supposed to be the premier young players in the sports, such a high rate is … Continue reading Analyzing The Stability of Amateur Baseball Players’ Statistics

2022 NFL Week 10 Game-By-Game Previews

We’re officially through nine weeks of the season, which, to quote Bon Jovi, means we’re halfway there! Alas, in what has been a turbulent season thus far, plenty of unexpected teams find themselves living on a prayer. Whether they make it? I cannot swear. Anyways, with four games decided exactly by a 20-17 score, the Bills losing as double-digit favorites to the Jets, the Chiefs … Continue reading 2022 NFL Week 10 Game-By-Game Previews

2022 NFL Week 9 Game-By-Game Previews

What a week thus far! Generally, the NFL trade deadline, for a multitude of reasons, has much less activity than the respective trade deadlines of the MLB and NBA. This season, though, was much different; the ten trades made on deadline day was an NFL record, which is interesting in a season with so much parity. On one end, the more teams that seemingly have … Continue reading 2022 NFL Week 9 Game-By-Game Previews

2022 NFL Week 8 Game-By-Game Previews

Is that the sound of in-season trades that I hear? We already saw Christian McCaffrey traded to the 49ers last week in exchange for extensive draft capital, but now Bears edge rusher Robert Quinn is on his way to Philadelphia, and rumors are heating up regarding notable wide receivers and edge rushers. In a season with so much parity, there are plenty of teams in … Continue reading 2022 NFL Week 8 Game-By-Game Previews

2022 NFL Week 7 Game-By-Game Previews

From an entertainment perspective, parity in sports is appreciated, and for good reason; more separation between teams tends to lead to less-exciting games with more predictability. Well, consider this the ultimate season of parity. At this point, good luck trying to figure out who the second-best team in the NFC is, and teams such as the Falcons, Giants, Jets, and Seahawks have a legitimate puncher’s … Continue reading 2022 NFL Week 7 Game-By-Game Previews

2022 NFL Week 6 Game-By-Game Previews

What is going on in the NFL right now? Both New York teams have winning records, Geno Smith is performing like a true MVP candidate, Cooper Rush is 4-0 as a starter, and the Rams rank in the bottom-five in scoring; of course, just as we all would have predicted. Certainly, there was zero controversy created by questionable penalties, right? Right? Welcome, everybody! Every week … Continue reading 2022 NFL Week 6 Game-By-Game Previews

2022 NFL Week 5 Game-By-Game Previews

Welcome back, NFL offenses! After a sluggish first three weeks of the season, NFL teams averaged 24.9 points per game in Week 4, making for an extremely entertaining slate of action. Now, is this a trend, or just a case where the Seahawks and Lions clearly thought playing defense was optional? As more offenses adjust to the new wave of two-high defenses, you’d expect moe … Continue reading 2022 NFL Week 5 Game-By-Game Previews

2022 NFL Week 4 Game-By-Game Previews

What’s going on with NFL offenses? Through the first three weeks of the season, teams are averaging the fewest points per game (21) since 2006, with the troubles scoring points being quite prevalent in the primetime games in Week 3. So, is this just a small sample size fluke, or something to monitor? The increased focus for defenses playing light boxes and being centered around … Continue reading 2022 NFL Week 4 Game-By-Game Previews