Showing posts with category "nba"

Clippers -- Lessons from Losers

Recently, on the NBA Network I caught the tail end of a conversation between Kenny Smith and another announcer about the LA Clippers.  Maybe there are less

February 16, 2022
tags
manager efficiency

Young-McNabb, Fisher-Shanahan, and Media Inconsistency

Most NFL writers trashed Vince Young's after his shoulder-pad throwing, walking out on Jeff Fisher blowup on Sunday.  The grilling ranged from moderate such

February 16, 2022
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nfl

How We Develop Basketball Talent

Today's WSJ has a review of the book, Play Their Hearts Out, by SI reporter George Dohrman.  The book examines the world of elite youth basketball in the U.S.

February 16, 2022
tags
nba

(Ir)rational Reading

I was halfway through a draft post on some recent books when I read Brian Goff's recent entry 'LeBron "Stumbling on Losses"'. Brian has highlighted some of

February 16, 2022
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general

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Watching NBA highlights last night on NBATV, I stumbled across this video story on the 2010 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Daryl Morey, GM of the

February 16, 2022
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nba

Uncapped Season Begins in NFL

Do you feel a bit more uninhibited this morning? In a free-wheeling mood? A lot of NFL front office types do, because as of 12:01am, the NFL entered territory

February 16, 2022
tags
collective bargaining

The Short Supply of Tall People is Getting Longer

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

February 16, 2022
tags
competitive balance

Sonia Sotomayor's Connection to Sports

President Obama is apparently going to nominate Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. But, you rightly say, what is the Sports Economics angle in this story?

February 16, 2022
tags
collective bargaining

Overstating King James' Impact on the Cleveland Economy

Meghan Barr, an AP correspondent from Cleveland, needs a lesson in economics in this article about LeBron James. "James has been with Cleveland since he was drafted in 2003 but now is at the center...

February 16, 2022
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economic impact

Baseball Teams to Use Airline Pricing Model

From Darren Rovell:

February 16, 2022
tags
ticket demand

If It's Broke, Why Not Fix It?

While spending the fall semester on the West Coast, I attended the MPSF Water Polo championships. (MPSF stands for Mountain Pacific Sports Federation -- a

February 16, 2022
tags
incetives

Sports Econ Musings

A Real-Time Economic Indicator from Sports World: One of my colleagues returned from Talladega, reporting that crowds for the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series

February 16, 2022
tags
labor markets