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April 2010

Talking on ESPN Radio in Portland

Yesterday I was guest on the Isaac&Big Suke Show — Portland’s smartest and most addictive talk show — on ESPN Radio.  If you missed the interview, you can now hear it on-line.  The interview lasts about nine minutes and we cover the importance of scoring in the NBA, the Pareto …

Back to Stumbling on Wins Promotion Week

Okay, the third contest didn’t work out so well.  To refresh everyone’s memory this was the contest: The season ends on Wednesday.  Which player — from all the games that will be played — will post the highest Position Adjusted Win Score on Wednesday?  Please give the name and your …

Taking Questions at Freakonomics

Freakonomics.com often posts questions and answers with authors and today it is our turn.  So if you have a question, please post it at Freakonomics.com. In a few days our answers will be posted.  In other news… Once again I am taking part in the True Hoop Stat Geek Smackdown.   …

Corey Brewer Misperceptions

Let’s take a quick break from “Stumbling on Wins Promotion week” (have you seen the promotions elsewhere?) with a comment on a story I saw a few days ago. Last week TrueHoop offered an interview with Corey Brewer, the small forward with the Timberwolves currently in his third season.  The premise …

Is Hedo Turkoglu a Disappointment?

Mark Spears – of Yahoo! Sports – asks…Oh, Canada: Has Bosh played his final game? Although the story begins with Chris Bosh’s injury and the fact he may leave Toronto this summer, the story get interesting (at least for me) when it focuses on Bosh’s current teammates. The following three …

Rick Perry, The World, and Stumbling on Wins

Across the past few days I have completed two interviews with different web sites. Five Questions with Dave Berri (at Bucksketball) Tailgate Talks: David Berri of Wages of Wins (at Gapers Block) The comments in this forum have indicated that people enjoy the Q&A format.  But I have also noticed …