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Very Late Thursday Bullets

August 25, 2011


A few links to end your Thursday (or begin your Friday).

Seven Lockout Links

August 24, 2011


The lockout still goes on and on. Here are seven articles about our favorite labor dispute.

Best and Worst Means Something Different for Each NBA Team

August 23, 2011


The "Best" and "Worst" season for each franchise is not the same. "Best" for some teams (like the Clippers) would actually make fans of the Lakers quite sad. A similar story could be told for the Nuggets and Spurs.

Commenting on ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating (QBR)

August 20, 2011


Dave Berri offers a quick comment on the consistency of ESPN's new quarterback rating method. Quick preview...QBR is a step-forward. But football still ain't basketball.

NBA Owners Do Not Understand Competitive Balance

August 10, 2011


Dave takes a look at competitive balance in the NBA and how the common view is still wrong.

Dean Oliver on ESPN to discuss Total Quarterback Rating

August 5, 2011


Extra! Extra! Dean Oliver discusses Total Quarterback Rating on ESPN.

Why did Al Jefferson have to cause the lockout?

August 2, 2011


Dave examines the idea that Utah's signing of Al Jefferson was a contributing factor in the lockout

Luck – not the Lottery – Helps Out Memphis

July 27, 2011


Dave Berri examines the Memphis Grizzlies in 2010-11 and demonstrates that making lottery picks year after year doesn't always work. Getting lucky, though, is a great strategy.

Your NHL Goalie doesn’t matter (much)!

July 19, 2011


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.

Do the Players — and Cities — Really Need the NBA Owners?

July 11, 2011


Dave reviews if the players really need the owners. His suggestion to players and cities is to cut out the middle man and form their own league.