Charles Barkley And His Crew Had The Dumbest Discussion About Analytics

There once was a time when TNT's Inside the NBA could be counted on to be the only sports studio show worth watching on a regular basis, but things have been trending downhill lately. Case in point: Last night's brain-dead discussion about basketball analytics, during which the collective ass-showing by those involved… »2/11/15 9:38am2/11/15 9:38am


Daryl Morey Made By Far The Most Transactions In His Fantasy Football League, But Still Came In Eleventh And Lost To His Wife

Via the Twitter of Daryl Morey—God bless him, he has a sense of humor about the whole thing—comes this scorecard from his season of fantasy football. Daryl Morey is the GM of two teams: the Houston Rockets (a basketball franchise) and the Morey Eels (a fantasy football franchise). One of the jobs, he's supposedly very… »12/15/12 3:15pm12/15/12 3:15pm

Thank God The 76ers Hired A GM That Doesn't Know Anything About Stats

The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article today welcoming new Sixers GM Tony DiLeo into the fold, sort of. Mostly, the column responds to the (straw man) critics that argued DiLeo's hiring "wasn't sexy enough," and who wanted "the newest thing—the analytic —that guy who would go all Billy Beane on the organization."… »10/14/12 7:18pm10/14/12 7:18pm

Rockets GM Daryl Morey Has A Counterintuitive And Analytic Reason For Giving Money To Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney is not a really popular guy, except in the Cayman Islands. Lots of people like him because he's not Barack Obama, and lots of people like him because his party's platform aligns with their personal views, but no one really seems to like Mitt for his essential Mittness. But Daryl Morey, the Houston Rockets… »8/25/12 11:00am8/25/12 11:00am

Bill Simmons, Malcolm Gladwell, And The Dirty Secret Of The MIT Sports Analytics Conference

The Joke That Started It All
Shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, in a big gray conference room in a big gray convention center, 1,500 people—mostly white, mostly male, mostly clad in business suits—roar with laughter. Jeff Van Gundy, the former Knicks and Rockets coach and current ESPN analyst, has just cracked wise. Jeff… »3/10/11 2:32pm3/10/11 2:32pm