Was Scott Howard Actually Better Than Teen Wolf? A Statistical…

This is Regressing, a numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective. Over the past week, they've been applying rigorous statistical analysis to some of the finest basketball movies in the history of cinema (and also Hoosiers). The series concludes with an examination of » 3/28/11 3:40pm 3/28/11 3:40pm

Calculating The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air's Usage Rate, And What It Can…

This is Regressing, a numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective. Over the next few days, they'll be applying rigorous statistical analysis to some of the finest basketball movies in the history of cinema (and also Hoosiers). Today we have some b-ball stats for a… » 3/24/11 2:50pm 3/24/11 2:50pm

It’d Take Trey Parker A Million Years To Lose, And Other Statistical…

This is Regressing, a numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective. Over the next few days, they'll be applying rigorous statistical analysis to some of the finest basketball movies in the history of cinema (and also Hoosiers). Today: The offensively minded BASEketball. » 3/23/11 12:30pm 3/23/11 12:30pm

Compiling The Absurd Box Score For Space Jam; Or, Shawn Bradley Sucked…

This is Regressing, a numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective. Over the next few days, they'll be applying rigorous statistical analysis to some of the finest basketball movies in the history of cinema (and also Hoosiers). Today: Space Jam by the numbers. » 3/21/11 3:35pm 3/21/11 3:35pm

An Advanced Statistical Analysis Of Jimmy Chitwood's Basketball…

This is Regressing, a numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective. Over the next few days, they'll be applying rigorous statistical analysis to some of the finest basketball movies in the history of cinema (and also Hoosiers). Today: Calculating Jimmy Chitwood's value. » 3/17/11 12:55pm 3/17/11 12:55pm

Six Degrees Of NBA Separation; Or, Why Buddha Is The Center Of The…

This is Regressing, a numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective. Today: Connecting Blake Griffin and Charlie Parsley in eight easy steps. » 3/04/11 10:45am 3/04/11 10:45am

The Smart Way To Expand The NFL Season: 18 Weeks, Not 18 Games

This is Regressing, a numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective. Today: Why a second bye week makes sense. » 2/25/11 5:10pm 2/25/11 5:10pm

How The NBA Ruined The H-O-R-S-E Competition

This is Regressing, a numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective. Today: The NBA's H-O-R-S-E competition was doomed to fail. » 2/18/11 1:15pm 2/18/11 1:15pm

How Much Does NFL Seeding Really Matter?

This is Regressing, a new, numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective. Today: Why it's good to be king of the regular season. » 2/04/11 4:20pm 2/04/11 4:20pm

All The Nut Shots Fit To Print

This is Regressing, a new, numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective. Today: What injuries got the most press in 2010? » 1/25/11 11:45am 1/25/11 11:45am

Bert Blyleven Got In Because Voters Are Irrational, And Other Hall Of…

This is Regressing, a new, numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective. Today: how a weird tic of Hall of Fame voters helped put Bert Blyleven in Cooperstown. » 1/06/11 3:50pm 1/06/11 3:50pm

Rick Reilly Writes A Lot About Moms, And Other Things Determined By…

Ben Blatt of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective used word frequency and Bayesian statistics to determine, well, nothing really except that Rick Reilly, Bill Simmons, and Jason Whitlock write like Reilly, Simmons, and Whitlock, respectively. But he found some cool stuff, too. » 11/11/10 3:30pm 11/11/10 3:30pm