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Can You Predict the Future with Wins Produced?

May 31, 2006 by


Malcolm Gladwell made the following observation at his blog a few days ago: Is the Wages of Wins algorithm an improvement over the things like the NBA Efficiency system? To make the case for their system, the authors “fit” their algorithm to the real world. For the 2003-04 season, they add up the number of […]

Comment on the Call for Sports Union Militancy

May 31, 2006 by


Matthew Yglesias at the American Prospect posted the following at TAPPED (a blog at the American Prospect website): NEEDED: MORE SPORTS UNION MILITANCY. If you just read Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker review of the new book The Wages of Wins, about the economic analysis of sports, you'll miss the important American Prospect-y angle. The book […]