The World Cup kicks off in a few hours, which means the results of the many, many prediction models that have popped up in the last few weeks will finally be tested. Below are some of the best examples; this is a good time to remind you that betting markets are usually the strongest predictors of all, if you're just…
The best part of the best sports tournament in the world starts in half an hour, as a field of 64 gets pared down to just 16 teams over the course of four days. That's a lot of games, so how do you know which ones you should be watching?
Over at The Power Rank, Grantland's Ed Feng has put together a nice interactive bracket with his tournament predictions, based on his own ranking system. If you go to his site and click on individual teams, you'll see the odds that they advance through various rounds. If you click on individual games (the circles),…
The bracket-predicting model developed by Jay Coleman, Mike DuMond, and Allen Lynch had another strong performance in 2014, and has now predicted 108 of 110 at-larges over the last three seasons. The only miss was N.C. State, which the model put outside of the bubble, in favor of California.
Michigan native and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton showed up at last night's Tigers-Royals bout at Comerica Park, partying in Justin Verlander's suite and launching a Twitterstorm.
That comma usage and placement is correct. According to Hammacher Schlemmer, this "1/8-scale replica of the 1961 Yankee Stadium, meticulously researched, hand-built, and hand-painted by artist Steve Wolf, whose stadium models are on display in the Los Angeles Sports Museum" required 3,000 man hours to complete.
Just a friendly reminder that the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue hits newsstands this week. I'm guessing that there won't be any "hockey erotica" involved.