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*Really* Early Betting: Super Bowl XLIX Odds

There are so many wonderful things to gamble on in this world. With the Oscar nominations announced this morning, a lot cleared up in those gambling races. Twelve Years a Slave’s money line is -250, which along with American Hustle at +275 and Gravity at +750 wraps up the favorites. And while perusing such lines, […]

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Not All Wins Are Created Equal: The 2013 NFL Standings in Context (Through Week 16!)

I embarked on a pretty sweet mini-project today, if I do say so myself. It starts with a couple of… “problems” that had been nagging me, regarding the lack of use of football’s Pythagorean formula. Pythagorean wins (or winning percentage) have been showing up in NFL analysis for, I dunno, at least a few years now. […]

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Sh*t Announcers Say- NFL Weeks 13-15, 2013

It’s been a couple of weeks since I checked my notes on silly things announcers say during games, and I thought I’d get back to it. Let’s go! At home in Week 13, the Texans force a Patriots’ punt and get the ball back just before halftime. CBS play-by-play veteran Greg Gumbel: And with 28 […]

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Best Contracts in Football ESPM NFL

ESPM Presents: The Search for the Best (& Worst!) Contract in the NFL: Ss

At last it has arrived! The final position (excluding special teams) of my mid-season search for the best contract in football, a recurring Economics and Sports Management feature. It’s the last post (until the season is over), and it focuses on the last men to beat in the defensive backfield: safeties. As always, players’ on-field performance […]

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Best Contracts in Football ESPM NFL

ESPM Presents: The Search for the Best (& Worst) Contract in Football, LBs

With Texans-Jaguars, or “The Rabid Feces in a Deep Fryer Bowl” as dubbed by Cousin Sal on this week’s B.S. Report, beginning the final quarter of the NFL season tonight on Thursday Night Football, it is time to move on with my continuing series, Economics and Sports Management Presents: The Search for the Best (& […]