Showing posts with category "competitive balance"

NFL Scheduling and Competitive Balance

In this paper (now forthcoming, JSE: doi: 10.1177/1527002512471538), it was shown that for every single year after the expansion to 32 teams in 2002 (until

February 16, 2022
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competitive balance

Mixed Strategies in Challenging: Tennis Edition

Played last night into early morning, the epic almost six-hour, five-set Men's Singles Final of the 2012 Australian Open between top two seeds Novak Djokovic

February 16, 2022
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rules

NFL Even MORE Competitively Balanced than We Thought

With the NFL regular season having reached its (customarily gripping) climax moments ago, sports economists will take note, as usual, of the within-season

February 16, 2022
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competitive balance

Seeding in Grand Slams

The Australian Open concluded on the weekend. The Swiss master Roger Federer prevailed in three sets (6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11)) against the Scot, Andy Murray; while

February 16, 2022
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competitive balance

The Short Supply of Tall People is Getting Longer

From a past entry from Dave Berri's Wages of Wins Journal:

February 16, 2022
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competitive balance

Tennis Players on Twitter – Who is the best?

Whilst all the top tennis pros battle it out for the undisputable number one position on the tennis ranking, other people are interested in a more subtle, more personality based ranking – who is go...

February 15, 2022
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tennis

Forget ‘Fab Four’, Men’s Tennis Still More Competitive

As the Australian Open approaches the business end, this year’s instalment has developed a palpable sense of familiarity of recent years about it. Each of the top four seeded men made the semi-fina...

March 31, 2020
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tennis

Head Shots: Part of the Game?

The anticipated move by the NFL to use suspensions to penalize (some)  and deter "head shots" to players has already generated substantial feedback.  On ESPN Monday Night Steve Young, Trent Dilfer,...

March 26, 2020
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nfl

NFL Even MORE Competitively Balanced (Yet Again)

Further to an earlier post one year ago to the day, the same result occurred upon conclusion of the 2011 NFL season as in EVERY previous season since the re-alignment to 32 teams in 2002 - that the...

December 28, 2019
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competitive balance