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October 2008

Projecting the 2008-09 NBA Season

Today’s guest post — the WoW Journal  NBA Forecast for 2008-09 —  is by Erich Doerr .  Erich first contacted me prior to the 2006 NBA Draft with a statistical preview in hand.  Each subsequent year has seen improvement in the depth and breadth of his analysis. Outside of his …

The NBA Rookie Polls

Tis the season to look at polls.  If you are interested in this election (and who isn’t?) you might find yourself spending much of your day looking at the latest polling data.  And what do these polls show?  From Nate Silver’s site – fivethirtyeight.com – we see that last summer …

Week Seven Football Rankings

Here are the Week Seven Quarterback and Running Back Rankings: Table One: Quarterback Rankings for Week Seven Table Two: Running Back Rankings for Week Seven Checking in on the Favre Trio Perhaps this is as good a time as any to review the recent game of musical chairs – at …

Predicting the Pacers

A few days ago Henry Abbott – of TrueHoop – stated the following in a story about the Josh Childress experience in European basketball: If it really is true — that little things that win games are more valued in Europe — then that confirms just about every negative stereotype …

Josh Childress is Appreciated in Europe

The following is from Henry Abbott (and TrueHoop).  It details a recent interview Josh Childress – formally of the Atlanta Hawks – gave the New York Times. Josh Childress on Life in Greece Great interview, that I somehow missed when it was new a few days ago, with the former …

Portland Hope

The Boston Celtics posted the biggest turn-around in NBA history in 2007-08.  Although the level of improvement at the team level was unprecedented, it was not unexpected.  Once the Celtics added Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen last summer it was expected that Boston would become much better. The Unexpected Blazers …