JUN 18, 2018 @ 08:35 AM Members Of NCAA’s $1 Million Club Increase Championship Odds By Spending Big On Recruiting David Ching , CONTRIBUTOR I write about trends in college athletics Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. As it turns out, it costs big bucks to chase Nick Saban. And even then, that spending doesn’t… Continue reading The Rich Get Richer In The NCAA
Thanks to Howard Weiss for unearthing and forwarding this little gem. It’s from 45 years ago, June 19, 1973. No mention of the sample size involved with Hebner’s futility. Happy Anniversary, Bob!
As a follow-up piece to Jeff Passan’s column on the Moneyball revolution, I give you Gene Collier…… Gene Collier: Major League Baseball is too smart for its own good GENE COLLIER Pittsburgh Post-Gazette firstname.lastname@example.org JUN 18, 2018 Remember this promo from Fox’s coverage of last year’s World Series? The Astros of Sig Mejdal, the… Continue reading Gene Collier Tackles Baseball Analytics
10 Degrees: How ‘Moneyball’ caused the largest changes to baseball since integration Jeff Passan MLB columnist Yahoo SportsJun 17, 2018, 10:06 PM “Moneyball” arrived in bookstores 15 years ago today, and it set into motion the most significant changes in baseball since Jackie Robinson integrated the game in 1947. Everything in Major League Baseball, from… Continue reading Happy Anniversary To ‘Moneyball’!
— Politics aside, how in the world does Keith Olberman get a job with ESPN announcing MLB games? His vile and vulgar posts through various digital media outlets are legendary Youtube fodder. He’s unbalanced. — From Travis Sawchik, MLB attendance is down 200,000 or more compared to this point last season in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Detroit, Toronto… Continue reading Monday Morsels
How the NHL doesn’t completely outlaw fighting is beyond me. Let’s hope MLB gets a wakeup call soon as well with regard to the senseless headhunting. Ex-enforcer Daniel Carcillo slams NHL over brain injuries MATT ROSENBERG | Thursday, June 14, 2018, 10:54 a.m. Daniel Carcillo knew he wasn’t himself. And he’s being treated now because of it. In a… Continue reading The NHL And Its Brain Problem (Pun Intended)
Three Steelers made this list including one you probably wouldn’t have guessed. Plus one Pitt Panther ranks very high indeed! The top 50 NFL players for 2018 BY SAM MONSON • JUN 5, 2018 Dec 3, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of… Continue reading Pro Football Focus: Top 50 Players