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Stop the Presses — Two Economists Agree

December 16, 2007 by


If you put all the economists in the world end to end, you still couldn’t reach a conclusion.  This joke (old yet still good) highlights a basic characteristic of economics.  Economists tend not to agree.  So when we see two economists independently telling the same story, well, that’s news.  On Saturday I noted a column […]

The Overrated and Underrated in the NFL

December 16, 2007 by


This week’s football column is going to consist of a review of a book examining the overrated and underrated in the NFL.  Before I get to this, here are the QB Score and RB Score rankings for the week. Week Fourteen QB Score Rankings Overall QB Score Rankings Overall RB Score Rankings The Paolantonio Report […]

Marvin Williams Makes a Hypothetical Deal

December 16, 2007 by


Back in 2005 the Atlanta Hawks held the second pick in the NBA draft.  With point guards Chris Paul and Deron Williams on the board, the Hawks opted for forward Marvin Williams.  Last year, while both Paul and D.Williams were posting above average campaigns, M. Williams was decidedly below average.  And this is true regardless of […]