JC Bradbury Asks for Better Stats on TV

Classes start this week at Cal-State Bakersfield.  So I should have spent my day working on preparing either The Economics of Religion or Intermediate Macroeconomics (the two courses I teach this quarter).  But I would rather comment on three items I saw on three of my favorite blogs. These comments …

Darren Rovell Shows us that Michigan is a Winner

Classes start this week at Cal-State Bakersfield.  So I should have spent my day working on preparing either The Economics of Religion or Intermediate Macroeconomics (the two courses I teach this quarter).  But I would rather comment on three items I saw on three of my favorite blogs. These comments …

The Exploited in 2006-07

Last week I looked at the most overpaid players in 2006-07.  The surprising leader of this group was Shaquille O’Neal.  What made this especially surprising was revealed on Friday.  Across his career, Shaq has clearly been exploited. To understand what this statement means, we have to understand the term “exploited.” …

A New QB Score

One of the updates in the paperback edition of The Wages of Wins is a new QB Score model. The QB Score model in the hardcover edition was as follows: QB Score = Yards – 3*Plays – 50*All turnovers In the paperback edition, QB Score is now: QB Score = …

An Exploited Shaq

The famed economist Joan Robinson stated (back in 1933): “What is actually meant by exploitation is usually that the wage is less than the marginal revenue product.” Or to put it more simply… if you make more money for your employer than your employer pays you, then you be exploited. …

The Surprising Leader of the Overpaid

Sean Deveney of The Sporting News wrote a column a few days ago listing the ten most overpaid players in the NBA.  His list – which I reproduced below — focused on 2007-08 and excluded players who were bought out or are scheduled to make less than $7 million.  1. …

The Wages of Wins: Now in Paperback

In a couple of weeks it will finally be official.  Marty, Stacey, and I will finally be paperback writers.  Yes, the paperback version of The Wages of Wins – with a cool new cover — is due to be released by Stanford University Press on September 17.   Here is a …

The Return of the Kings

 Today’s story is all about the Sacramento Kings.  The story will begin with a brief recount of this team’s history before turning to a discussion of the team’s present incarnation and its future. A Brief History of the Kings The Sacramento Kings franchise began as the Rochester Royals in the …