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The Social Barrier

January 30, 2015 by

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“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” ― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays One of the white lies that we like to tell ourselves is that what happens on the field of play is a fair an accurate determination not only of […]

The All World Team (non-USA edition that is)

January 28, 2015 by

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“Why don’t they take their ass-whuppin like people and go home? …. We’re gonna have a little revenge in our hearts, for ’72 and ’88, but David (Robinson) can’t say that, because he’s a Christian.” -Charles Barkley The Dream Team A friend of the blog (and a great follow on twitter Daniel Leroux) was apparently […]

The Rudy Gay Rule

January 27, 2015 by

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“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” – William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream  One of the things , I consider an unique (and pleasant) feature in my life is that I’m constantly getting smart and interesting basketball questions from very smart people. Questions, you […]

The Fair Line Application

January 23, 2015 by

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You may be noticing that I’m spending a lot of time getting some of my toys out there. There is a definite plan. I know you’re expecting projections. What if I made an app to project out the fair line based on daily updating power rankings? That would be cool! I could run the fair […]

The Hidden Variable

January 22, 2015 by

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(Editor’s note: this is a companion piece to a video prepared by Coach Nick. It’ll be over at bballbreakdown soon. You get a sneak peek because I like you.) “Random chance plays a huge part in everybody’s life.” – Gary Gygax When we talk about sports, we spend a lot of time and energy arguing […]

A little something for my DFS Playing Friends

January 21, 2015 by

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Here is a little something that might be relevant to the interests of those of you playing Daily Fantasy games. Interactive NBA DFS Tool for 2014/15 Feel free to comment any improvement or data you might like to see. -Arturo

A Podcast and Testing some new apps

January 20, 2015 by

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Have I got a treat for you all. First, I did a nice long podcast with Daniel Leroux for Real GM. Then I did a final beta cut at a player rating tool. It updates every day too. Enjoy! -Arturo