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The Big Fundamental Outlier and the NBA at the Twenty Percent Mark

November 30, 2008 by


On Saturday night the NBA completed 20% of the regular season.  Teams have now played 246 regular season games.  Just 984 more games and the 2009 playoffs can begin. Although the NBA still has 80% of the regular season to complete, I think we can now start to form some ideas about how this season […]

Drew Brees and Outliers

November 30, 2008 by


After eleven games, Drew Brees is on pace to throw 5,199 yards this season.  Such a mark would break the record for passing yards established by Dan Marino in 1984.  And this leads one to wonder… how good has Drew Brees been in 2008? To answer this question, let’s first assume that the stats a […]