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Explaning the Basics

November 30, 2010 by


“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was […]

The Best Team he’s ever played with?

November 29, 2010 by


“This is a great team. The best team I’ve been on. They’ve got a lot of weapons on this team, so on any given night anybody can be the leading scorer. The team’s very unselfish, so the shots are going to drop off and they easily could have shot them and did that but…great game. […]

Favorites, Contenders and Pretenders

November 27, 2010 by


We’ve spent some time this week talking about the past, let’s get back to present. In the preseason, I, with the assistance of my readers came up with the Championship Equation which set out to establish the necessary (but not sufficient) conditions for building a championship team. The intent was to have an edge in […]

Trade of the Century

November 26, 2010 by


In this blog we follow the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule, or ethic of reciprocity, essentially states either of the following: 1. Treat others as one would like others to treat you I got my start as blogger thanks to Prof. Berri over at Wages of Wins. He very kindly gave me his forum multiple […]

The WP48 effect of changing teams

November 25, 2010 by


Some time ago, Prof. Berri published a story on the effect on WP48 of changing from one team to another. The piece focused on Al Jefferson moving from to Utah from Minnesota. That piece is here. In it the effect is given as: -.300 ( Avg WP48 of New Teammates -Avg WP48 of Old Teammates) […]

Re-examining myths and explaining how regression works

November 24, 2010 by


You know, sometimes it’s fun to poke the bear. Did you know that when the bomb squad wants to defuse a bomb and they don’t know how to, they take it out to an empty field somewhere and blow it up? That’s kinda the opposite of what we do here. My defining trait is that […]

The Rebounding Myth

November 23, 2010 by


“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”-Albert Einstein I wrote in a private e-mail today: “Yesterday’s piece was one of those pieces that just happen. I’d been working all weekend on some consulting work I need to hand in and when I went to write the Around the Wow […]