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NBA Now Rankings as of 1/29/2011

January 30, 2011 by


Predictions are a tricky business. The more specific you are, the more likely you are to be wrong. But the public loves them and so writers and analysts constantly put themselves out there to feed the beast. As with everything, there are some interesting tricks of the trade. Cool website of the day informationisbeautiful puts […]

The Curious Case of Kobe Bryant

January 29, 2011 by


“En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme, no ha mucho tiempo que vivía un hidalgo de los de lanza en astillero, adarga antigua, rocín flaco y galgo corredor.” -Miguel de Cervantes – El Ingenioso Hidalgo de Don Quijote de la Mancha I am going to hate myself in the morning […]

A Guest Post for Science!

January 28, 2011 by


I’m going to try science. Words to live by. But trying science isn’t  for the faint of heart and the thick skinned.Science is cool and dangerous. Science is Epic but epics traditionally end badly for the participants. Truly trying science means asking the tough question and being willing to put yourself out there. It means […]

Quick Fanservice: Scoring vs Shot Creation in the Clutch and Overall Clutch Rankings

January 26, 2011 by


Reader Judd wrote in the comments to the last post: “Really interesting. One thought – I’m curious about the overwhelming distribution of ball handlers at the top (with the exception of high-percentage scoring big men, who we’d expect to be the ones we want taking the “clutch” shots). It seems like Paul, Nash, etc. (even […]


January 26, 2011 by


“Time is a valuable thing, Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings Watch it count down to the end of the day The clock ticks life away” -Linkin Park  In the end In strange reversal of fortune from the last few months, I’ve got a plethora of posts (rankings, the 2011 draft, the talent […]

Doing it in the Clutch

January 24, 2011 by


“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” – Thomas Payne The Crisis has a neat little feature where they […]

A Visual look back at the Season so far

January 23, 2011 by


I been working on a project or two this weekend. As readers this means you will be getting some cool work in the future. It also means I’m a little short on time right now. Unfortunately, this means you’ll have to settle for some cool infographs today.   Fortunately, I’ve been playing around with some […]