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ROUNDUP: Evaluating WAR, NFL ratings,...

Baseball (lots of WAR): Dave Cameron talks about “the myth of second-half momentum”. Our own Jeff Meehan explained FIP and xFIP. Jeff P...

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ROUNDUP: CFB Playoff Committee says n...

College Football Playoff: One of the bigger analytics stories of the past week was a small nugget of Stewart Mandel’s Week 2 college football...

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Back to the Basics: FIP and xFIP

The “Back to the Basics” series is designed to explore the foundation principals of statistical analysis across the four major American sports. The...

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ROUNDUP: Football season begins, Chic...

College football is here and the NFL preseason is winding down. So today’s roundup begins on the gridiron.Football: ESPN released its preseas...

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ROUNDUP: NHL analytics departments, S...

Hockey: More analytics news in the NHL: Greg Wyshynski reported last Tuesday that the Maple Leafs have added ExtraSkater.com founder Darryl Metcalf...

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ROUNDUP: Double Feature Special Edition

A double feature for this week’s Roundup after both Jonathan and I were on vacation last weekend.Working in sports analytics: We’ll sta...

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Jerry Seinfeld loves sabermetrics

Mark Simon of ESPN sat down with Jerry Seinfeld and interviewed the devout New YorkMets fan about his love of baseball. (If you're a fan of basebal...

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Manager of Basketball Information Sys...

The San Antonio Spurs are looking for "an experienced software engineer to be the lead software architect for the Basketball Operations department....

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Yeah, well, that's just, like, your o...

Harold Reynolds played ten-plus years (1983-1994)in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Seattle Mariners. Reynolds was a fairly good player, ...

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Systems Developer (Charlotte Hornets)

The Charlotte Hornets are looking to hire software developers to build and improve on existingtechnological solutions for the front office and coac...

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Quantitative Analyst (Charlotte Hornets)

The Charlotte Hornets are looking to hire bright and passionate quantitative analysts and systemdevelopers. Although specific responsibilities will...

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ROUNDUP: Zebra technology, fun tweets...

Zebra Player Tracking: The NFL announced a partnership with Zebra Technologies to begin player tracking in 17 stadiums this season. The process wil...

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ROUNDUP: Kyle Dubas, the theory of "r...

Kyle Dubas: One of the main “analytics” stories of the past week was actually the relatively ho-hum hiring of a 28-year-old as the Toro...

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Sports Analytics Innovation Summit (S...

What:Sports Analytics Innovation Summit: "Push the Boundaries with Data"Where:San Francisco, CAWhen:September 10-11, 2014Speakers includerepresenta...

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FiveThirtyEight's problems started wi...

I’m really not biased against FiveThirtyEight, I promise. I don’t intend to mimic a bitter, grumpy grandpa who complains about everythi...

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ROUNDUP: Nylon Calculus, Daryl Morey,...

Nylon Calculus debuts: Hardwood Paroxysm is a powerhouse in the basketball blogging community. CBS writer Matt Moore founded it years ago. This spr...

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ROUNDUP: Billy Beane, Stanford confer...

Billy Beane on the future: In case you somehow missed it, statistical superstar and Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane wrote a column in the Wall Str...

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Former A's pitcher live-tweets Moneyball

[Editor's note: This is an extremely (and intentional) lazy article.I simply wanted to preserve these tweets for the publicbefore they getlost in T...

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One step forward, two steps back for ...

'Cause you're hot then you're coldYou're yes then you're noYou're in then you're outYou're up then you're downYou're wrong when it's rightIt's blac...

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ROUNDUP: Soccer, NBA Draft, and more

Soccer/Football/Futbol/World Cup: Michael Caley of The Washington Post believes that soccer’s penalty area should be smaller. Carl Bialik of ...

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