Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2015«

The Social Barrier

January 30, 2015 by


“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


“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


“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


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


(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


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


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