The vaunted College Football Playoff rankings were released for the first time today. I wondered, is it time to start freaking out? These things always seem to take care of themselves. Most of the top programs are still alive When it comes to college football, there is always controversy, however,Continue reading
“Over the years VT doesn’t tend to lose by more than 10 unless the other qb is a senior”
Ohio State and Virginia Tech meet for the first time on Saturday night. Having lived in Virginia for many years, the stakes are high (at least for me, personally). My buddy JMorg, a true Hokie fan, posited an interesting opinionÂ via twitter: “Over the years VT doesn’t tend to lose byContinue reading
Has the end of the steroid era impacted hitting?
From Sports Illustrated: Batting average of pull-hitting lefties. BA = batting average BABIP = Batting average on balls in play – basically BA – home runsContinue reading
NY Giants QBs
2 QBs have started for the New York Giants since 2004. Name them. Answer in the comments.Continue reading
Dwight Howard has missed more free throws this season than Steve Nash has his entire career
I was stunned by USA Today’s stat: Dwight Howard has missed more free throws this season than Steve Nash has in his career. Surely, this can’t be true – the mainstream media must be mistaken. I dug into the data. Dwight Howard is an abysmal free throw shooter Dwight HowardContinue reading
How critical is Aaron Craft’s play to The Buckeyes’ success?
Aaron Craft is a thrill to watch, unless you’re opposing him; then he’s an absolute terror. He’s also been inconsistent on offense. I wondered, if Aaron Craft has an off-day shooting, how does that impact the Buckeye’s chances? Craft is consistent on defense In the Buckeyes’ 34 games (27-7), CraftContinue reading
At what race distance could the women’s world record be faster than the men’s?
Women and men were created differently. Men hold faster world records than women for every running distance (as tracked by wikipedia). I wondered, as the distance gets longer, does the margin decline between men and women? Methodology: I looked at world records from wikipedia to find the difference between menContinue reading
The Mike Krzyzewski coaching tree is in need of pruning
Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is a tremendous coach. His resume of wins and titles speaks for itself (his 11,000+ word biography on Duke.com is a different matter). I wondered, what does his coaching tree look like? Has his successÂ propagatedÂ to his former assistants? Coach K’s coaching tree has a coupleContinue reading
If the MLB season began at the All Star break, who would be going to the playoffs?
While the Texas Rangers have among the best record in the majors, since the All-Star break they’re barely above .500. I wondered, if the MLB season began after the All-Star break, who would be in line to go to the playoffs? The Rangers and Yankees would be out The RangersContinue reading