A free screening of "Moneyball Too" is available until 9 p.m. PT Thursday at https://youtu.be/h3_dQBbmxjg :: I'll confess that I'm coming around on this television blackout. I now think it must be a good thing. After all, the Dodgers lead baseball in attendance, have a clubhouse full of stars and...
Submitted by Andrew Zeitlin of Moneyball Economics Semiconductors Tell the Real Story of Global GDP The industrial slowdown predicted by semiconductors is coming true. “We are operating in an environment of sluggish global economic growth, deflationary raw material trends, and heightened geopolitical tensions. Show More Summary
In 2003, when Michael Lewis published “Moneyball,” his book about the ingenious, shoestring operations of the Oakland Athletics and their supremo Billy Beane, he gave the culture a way of describing a certain kind of insurrection, in...Show More Summary
Has Moneyball served its purpose in Oakland?
Now the Broncos are reportedly balking at the going rate for Von Miller, the Super Bowl MVP and one of the league's premier pass rushers. Seriously??? Contract talks with Von Miller could get "messy." Charles Robinson at Yahoo! reports...Show More Summary
(April 13, 2016 02:07 AM, by David Henderson) My wife had surgery yesterday and, with the anesthetic taking hours to wear off, had trouble reading. So I read her my favorite front-page story from a recent Wall Street Journal, a story about her and my favorite team--the... (0 COMMENTS)
The new front office executives hired by the Browns this offseason come from an analytics background, led by new chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta, who was an important figure in Moneyball and a longtime baseball analytics guru. But the Browns’ new head coach does not come from an analytics background, and a new ESPN Magazine…
The NFL landscape may not be all that favorable to the analytics movement. While Cleveland Browns executive Paul DePodesta was waiting in line to head home from the NFL Combine, he says he heard several of his peers openly mocking him. Show More Summary
The past few months have been terrible ones for investors in Valeant Pharmaceuticals. In February, the company disclosed that it had accounted incorrectly for fifty-eight million dollars worth of sales by Philidor, a specialty pharmacy...Show More Summary
The American Lawyer, How to Hire a Home-Run Lateral? Look at Their Stats: Recruiting lateral partners is starting to look more like scouting for Major League Baseball. Law firms are beginning to use statistical analysis similar to the "sabermetrics" methods used to evaluate ballplayers and made famous by the book...
How do you exploit inefficiencies in college football? Assign homework, and people might complete it. In the latest PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about the PAPN Homework Assignment from a couple of weeks ago: Talk about a hard job and how you'd go about winning there. Show More Summary
The Cleveland Browns have been going through a spring cleaning of sorts, with the franchise releasing veterans and letting free agents (...)
Aaron Sorkin has collaborated with some of the best filmmakers working today. Bennett Miller (Moneyball), Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs), and David Fincher (The Social Network) — all of them made first-rate films out of Sorkin’s first-rate writing. Show More Summary
While peanuts and Cracker Jacks have long been associated with the game of baseball, you might not immediately connect peanut butter with America’s pastime.
Over the course of his career, Jonah Hill has primarily been a comedic actor, though with roles in movies like Moneyball and Wolf of Wall Street, both of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor, he's also shown that he has a solid handle on the more dramatic side of things. Show More Summary
"Moneyball Too" is an hour-long documentary about the two-year standoff between Dodgers-loving fans of Southern California and the sports cable television industry's powers that be.
Topic: Books While e-books retailers like Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble can collect troves of data on their customers’ reading behavior, publishers and writers are still in the dark about what actually happens when readers pick up a book. Show More Summary
One good thing, experience-wise, about new Cleveland Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta is that he's used to being made fun of. The Browns are an easy mark, you see. Only a few months on the job, DePodesta found out about the thick skin he might need when he attended the NFL's scouting combine in Indianapolis last month. Show More Summary
No one knows what the Browns' new boss looks like. The Cleveland Browns' decision in January to hand the reins of the organization over to Paul DePodesta, formerly of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and Oakland Athletics, and name him their chief strategy officer was one of the most surprising moves of the offseason. Show More Summary
New Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta is new to the NFL. He’s a former Major League Baseball general manager who also played a role in making the “Moneyball” approach popular with the Oakland A’s, and in his lone public appearance since joining the Browns he talked a lot about things like processes and shared…