Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2011«

Getting Freaky with Sports Economics

July 22, 2011 by


Dave weighs in over at the Freakonomics blog about the NFL lockout.

Get a great player and win! The NHL vs. the NBA

July 22, 2011 by


Dre looks at how to pick a top NBA star and a top NHL goalie. As Dre notes, a GM's job in each sport appears to be very different.

Quick Takes: Southwest Division Draft Grades

July 21, 2011 by


Devin continues his review of the NBA Draft this time handing out grades to the Southwest Division.

The Coach is Wrong!

July 20, 2011 by


Arturo takes on the value of a coach and finds out some surprising truths about playing time in the NBA.

Your NHL Goalie doesn’t matter (much)!

July 19, 2011 by


Stacey Brook and Dave Berri review the myth that the NHL Goalie is the most important position in sports. The truth is one goalie is about as good as the next.

North Carolina and UCLA Produced the Most Wins for the NBA

July 18, 2011 by


Mosi examines the 10 most successful schools for generating NBA talent since 1978.

Games of the Season – 1986 to 1997

July 17, 2011 by


Dre reviews the best games of each season from 1986-1997 thanks to Basketball-Reference's extensive collection of box score data.

Quick Takes: Northwest Division Draft Grades

July 16, 2011 by


Devin continues his review of the NBA Draft this time going over the Northwest Division.

NBA Overpays for College Education

July 15, 2011 by


Mosi Platt examines the difference between levels of college education and performance. It turns out that more school does not prepare you as an NBA player but it may prepare you for contract negotiations.

Just Desserts: LeBron Units

July 14, 2011 by


Arturo puts the NBA on the "LeBron Standard" and checks out how wealthy each team is.