Misplacing the Best in Denver

Across the past few years the Nuggets have had three problems building a championship contender.  First, the Nuggets have put their money into unproductive scorers (i.e. Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson).  Second, the players who do produce wins for this team have a history of injuries.  Finally, and perhaps the …

The Rising Rockets?

Which was the greatest team in the history of the Houston Rockets? In 1994 and 1995 the Rockets won the NBA Championship.  In 1981 and 1986 the Rockets made it to the NBA Finals only to lose to the Boston Celtics.  It would seem that the greatest has to come …

Predicting Unhappiness for Jermaine O’Neal

In 2003-04 the Indiana Pacers were the best team in the NBA.  At least, they won more games than anyone else.  When we look at efficiency differential (offensive efficiency minus defensive efficiency) we see that both the Spurs and Pistons were a bit better that year. Still, the Pacers were …

Learning from Greg Mankiw

Gregory Mankiw is a Harvard economist and former head of The Council of Economic Advisers.  He also has a very popular blog (Greg Mankiw’s Blog – Random Observations for Students of Economics). According to Brian Gongol’s rankings, as well as the Aaron Schiff’s rankings, Mankiw’s site ranks in the top …

Week Six QB Score and RB Score Rankings

Overall and Week Six QB Score Rankings Overall RB Score Rankings Here are the QB Score and RB Score rankings for Week Six.  The above links actually provides two tables for the quarterbacks (but only the overall rankings for the running backs).  Normally I post these on Wednesday, but this …