Dwyane Wade's Save-The-Date Video Is Just As Corny As Everyone Else's

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are getting married on August 30, and TMZ got its hands on the save-the-date video that the couple sent to potential guests. If anything, this is evidence that the gap between Wade and Union and a typical thirty-something suburban couple isn't as wide as you might think it is. » 8/04/14 4:01pm 8/04/14 4:01pm

Rockets GM Daryl Morey Has A Counterintuitive And Analytic Reason For…

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 11:00am 8/25/12 11:00am

Science! Proves Ron Artest's Halftime Drinking Hurt His Free-Throw…

Our old friends at the Harvard Sports Analytics Collective took a long-overdue look at whether Ron Artest's early-career practice of drinking Hennessy cognac at halftime hurt his play. "Sure enough during the 2001 and 2002 seasons his free-throw percentage during the third quarter was 67.21% compared to 72.33% that he… » 3/02/12 1:35pm 3/02/12 1:35pm

On Eve Of Princeton-Harvard Championship, Vikram Spills Tiger Blood

This week we've followed the story of Harvard and Princeton, two storied crew programs, somehow stuck playing a basketball game Saturday for a spot in the NCAA tournament. You've heard from Brad and Vikram, and Jasper and Colin, all smack-talking because Greg Mankiw and Lars Svensson can't do it on their own. » 3/11/11 1:20pm 3/11/11 1:20pm

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

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 2:32pm 3/10/11 2:32pm

Harvard-Princeton War Of SAT Words Escalates, Yale Joins The Fray

Big basketball game Saturday afternoon, folks: Harvard (23-5, 12-2 Ivy) and Princeton (24-6, 12-2 Ivy) fighting to the death on Yale's court, a neutral site, for the Ivy League's March Madness bid. Extra high stakes for Harvard, who hasn't appeared in the tourney since 1946, back when RFK was punching the Spee. » 3/10/11 10:30am 3/10/11 10:30am