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Respect – For a Moment

July 21, 2006 by


A few days ago I posted a comment entitled Growing up a Sports Economist where in essence I downplayed the importance of being respected by economists at top institutions.  For a person not at a top school, whose research primarily applies economics to the world of sports, my happiness cannot depend upon having people like […]

Reading The Wages of Wins Randomly

July 21, 2006 by

3 has added additional features to how The Wages of Wins is displayed on their website.  You can now see a blown-up picture of the front cover (not sure why you would want to, but you can).  You can also see that our book is has been copyrighted (again, not sure why this is important […]

Making Ben Gordon Rich

July 21, 2006 by


One of the points we make in our book is that Ben Gordon is not exactly the second coming of MJ.  Although Gordon is a shooting guard who can score, he is not above average in shooting efficiency and doesn’t do much else particularly well.  Consequently, unlike MJ, he doesn’t produce many wins.  But he […]