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Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Day 1: Ambition And Curmudgeons

Here are some of the things I learned during the first day of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston: Bill James is a golden god. There is almost no question that a sports nerd convention drawing 2,200 people (and more come each year) would have been impossible without James' contributions to the baseball world, and all 2,200 people knew it. After he took part in the "Baseball Analytics" panel, the crush swarming the stage was incredible.
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Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Day 2: Comedians And Overlords

Basketball / NBA : SBNation.com - NBA (2 years ago)

Here are some of the things I learned during the final day of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. See the Day 1 column, in case you missed it. Mark Cuban doesn't think you should try to work in sports. The conferenc... Read Post

Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: Lots Of Smart People, And One Bro Who Likes Jerking Off In The Background [Video]

Sports : Deadspin (2 years ago)

MIT's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference regularly features the best minds in sports—people like Bill James, Mark Cuban, et cetera. It also, apparently, features dudes who like making jerk-off motions behind Michael Smith, whose Numb... Read Post

“Are You A Nerd?” And Other Questions We Asked Our Fellow Nerds At The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Sports : Deadspin (last year)

Last weekend, I went to the sixth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Attendance has gone up every year, and it gets harder and harder to get a feel for who actually goes to this thing: Why were they there? Were they still... Read Post


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