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The Changing Fortunes of Jamal Magloire and Zach Randolph

January 1, 2007 by


Jamal Magliore’s Decline One of the stories we tell in The Wages of Wins is that there is a “short supply of tall people.” The NBA requires very tall people to play its game, but the number of really tall people in the world is very small. And when a population is small, the variation […]

Analyzing the NBA in 2006-07

January 1, 2007 by


Last fall I offered a review of 2005-06 for each NBA team (which you can see HERE). Now that teams have played at least 25 games I have begun examining how each team – and its players – are performing in 2006-07. Unfortunately, I have not always made it clear that within my discussion of […]

Semi-Random Thoughts on Football

January 1, 2007 by


Here are a few loosely connected observations about football. Given who I follow, many of these – although not all – are about the Detroit Lions. Not Able to Lose to Win The Detroit Lions only had to lose its final game to virtually be assured the number one pick in the 2007 NFL draft. […]