On Friday, the Browns lost kicker Patrick Murray to a knee injury suffered in practice. On Sunday, the Browns lost in overtime after replacement kicker Cody Parkey missed three field goals, one of which would have won the game as time expired in the fourth quarter. That raised questions about why the Browns chose Parkey…
Jen-Luc Piquant took a week off from compiling cool physics links, but she's back now! A breakthrough quantum "cat state" experiment with iodine molecules, a new distance record for quantum teleportation, and how Moneyball's basic strategy could help researchers better...
Until watching the series premiere of Fox’s new drama Pitch, my interest in the beloved and boring sport of baseball began and ended with an affinity for Field of Dreams, A League of Their Own, and Moneyball (the movie, not the book). Show More Summary
On the second day of the blog Fire Joe Morgan‘s existence, Mike Schur wrote that the ESPN baseball analyst had constructed “the most convoluted, least meaningful, and worst sentences ever typed in an online chat.” A month later, in May...Show More Summary
Nearly one-third of drugs in development ultimately fail during clinical trials because the side effects are just too severe. Researchers at Cornell University have developed a promising new AI tool that better predicts which drug candidates...Show More Summary
The NFL is an insular sports league, and it responded as one would expect to hearing that the Cleveland Browns had hired one of the guys from the movie "Moneyball" to be their new President. We were deluged with content from establishment...Show More Summary
After a weak July, US retail sales surprised to the downside in August. Most economists missed it except for our recent guest, Andrew Zatlin, head of Moneyball Economics, who consistently beats the consensus on widely-watched economic benchmarks like payrolls...
The Vice Index indicates a sharp downturn in retail spending… beginning in the fourth quarter (October.). Regular Moneyball readers know the Vice Index is the best way to gauge the American consumer. It’s proprietary research...
It turns out you don't have to be the most popular Olympian to help sponsors make a splash with their target customers. The post Sponsors Are Playing Moneyball to Snag Unsung Olympians appeared first on WIRED.
Like it or not, we are in the era of Jonah Hill, serious actor. This is according to media profiles of Jonah Hill, which would have you believe that his Oscar-nominated work in Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street gives us a glimpse of his great dramatic depth (and also his ... More »
Here's how one teaching pro in New Jersey is using statistics and sabermetrics to help golfers lower scores, not just swing fixes. For Brian Rogish at Crystal Springs, TrackMan is the key to analyzing shots and identifying strengths and weaknesses in a student's game.
Voltage Pictures has entered into an exclusive arrangement with producer Alissa Phillips, who previously produced alongside Michael De Luca on the Oscar-nominated movie Moneyball (as co-producer) and the $217M-plus grossing movie Dracula Untold (as EP). Show More Summary
Smooth. Smooth is the one word I would choose to describe incoming Michigan State Spartan Joshua Langford’s game. In the first day of Moneyball action last week, Miles Bridges and Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn were two players who stood out. Langford,...Show More Summary
A few years ago I wrote about an MIT spin-out called Sociometric Solutions. They had taken a leaf out of the Moneyball playbook and developed ID badges for employees to wear at work. The badges come with a sensor in built within it that...Show More Summary
Data analytics is a buzzword in the business world these days. One of the industries in which data analytics has made the biggest impact is sports. The publication of Moneyball in 2003 signaled a sea change in how baseball teams used data and statistics to make personnel changes. Basketball wasn’t far behind in implementing advanced […]
Michael Lewis (c'mon, you know, Moneyball, The Big Short) is coming out with a new book in December called The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds about the flaws that crop up in human decision-making. Forty years ago,...Show More Summary
The rigorous use of data to guide social funding decisions is essential, but to do it well, we need to broaden the evidence base, focus on principles of practice, and embrace adaptive integration over fidelity.
US Monchi to United Manchester United could be set for a big summer if the last week is anything to go by. First they named Jose Mourinho as manager and now they’re set to recruit Spain’s Mr Moneyball: Monchi. United will have to pay a €5 million buy-out clause for Monchi, according to AS. He’s set […]
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What do escorts and McDonald’s have in common? Both are responding to the end of economic growth, says Andrew Zatlin of Moneyball Economics. When times get tough and people are less willing to part with their money, businesses get creative. Zatlin tracks...