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The Christmas Eve Morning News: Nate Silver's Data Confirms the Seahawks Are Insufferably Good

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

lev radin / Shutterstock.com Science, in the form of Nate Silver's data analysis, says that Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks are probably going to do pretty well this year. Data Puts the Seahawks at the Top of the NFL: Nate Silver's analysis...Show More Summary

There Are 3 Overwhelming Favorites To Win The Super Bowl

With just two weeks left in the regular season, the New England Patriots remain the favorite to win this year's Super Bowl. But the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are close behind according to the latest model by Nate Silver. Using...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush: Too Liberal To Be The GOP Nominee?

Could Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and brother of President George W. Bush, be too liberal to win the GOP nomination in 2016, is the question raised by Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight. Bush has been perceived by some to be moving...Show More Summary

How Good Are Jeb’s Chances?

by Dish Staff Nate Silver and his team created “ideological scores for a set of plausible 2016 Republican candidates based on a combination of three statistical indices: DW-Nominate scores (which are based on a candidate’s voting record in Congress), CFscores (based on who donates to a candidate) and OnTheIssues.org scores (based on public statements made […]

Is Jeb Bush Too Liberal For A Republican Primary?

Taegan Goddard looks to Nate Silver. The short answer: We’ll see, and we’ll want to watch for news of Republicans who endorse Bush’s candidacy or criticize it. But he’s probably more like Romney or McCain than like Huntsman or Giuliani. Last year, we constructed ideological scores for a set of plausible 2016 Republican candidates based [...]

FiveThirtyEight managing editor Mike Wilson interviews for Dallas Morning News editor job

Mike Wilson, who resigned as Tampa Bay Times managing editor a year ago to join Nate Silver’s FiveThirty Eight, is interviewing for the Dallas Morning News editor job. (Bob Mong is stepping down sometime next year.) Wilson will be in Dallas Thursday and Friday. The memo from Mong and News publisher Jim Moroney: 12/10/14 To: … Read More

Nate Silver Says Oregon Is The Favorite To Win The College Football Playoff

The first college football playoff is set. Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, and Ohio State are in. Texas Christian University and Baylor are out. But while Alabama got the top seed, Oregon is actually the favorite according to Nate Silver's model. Show More Summary

The 7 Teams That Still Have A Legit Shot To Win The Super Bowl

With just four weeks left in the regular season, the New England Patriots remain the heavy favorites to win this year's Super Bowl, according to the latest model by Nate Silver. Using a rating system that accounts for margin of victory,...Show More Summary

Nate Silver's New College Football Playoff Projection Is Out — And There Are 4 Clear Favorites

With Mississippi State's loss to Ole Miss, the college football playoff picture became a little clearer. According to the latest model by Nate Silver's fivethirtyeight.com, Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, and TCU are the overwhelming favorites to be the four teams in the inaugural playoff. Show More Summary

Obama Turns Turkey Pardoning into One Big Joke About Immigration Action

last monthNews : Mediaite

Two years ago, President Barack Obama used the annual turkey pardoning ritual to crack a joke about Nate Silver's power of prediction. This time, he took the opportunity to make fun of the conservative backlash to his recent executive action on immigration.

Nate Silver Released His New College Football Playoff Odds — And UCLA Is Emerging As The Darkhorse

Ninth-ranked UCLA may not be seen as a national title contender to most college football fans, but their convincing 38-20 win over USC turned out to be the biggest of the weekend according to Nate Silver's model. Silver has updated his...Show More Summary

Nate Silver Has Projected The College Football Final Four And There Is One Big Surprise

Alabama vaulted to the top of the College Football Playoff rankings this week after handily beating Mississippi State and now the Crimson Tide are the heavy favorites to win the national championship according to Nate Silver's model....Show More Summary

The Patriots And Cardinals Are Now The Overwhelming Favorites To Reach The Super Bowl

With just six weeks left in the regular season, the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals are the heavy favorites to play in this year's Super Bowl, according to the latest model by Nate Silver. Using a rating system that accounts...Show More Summary

Only 6 Teams Still Have A Realistic Shot At Winning The Super Bowl

Heading into week eleven, the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, and Arizona Cardinals are the overwhelming favorites to win this year's Super Bowl according to the latest model by Nate Silver. Using a rating system that accountsShow More Summary

Links of the Day: What You Might Have Missed This Weekend

2 months agoOdd : The Daily What

Watch Out Nate Silver. Bing Accurattly Predicted 95% of the Mid-Term Elections [Bing] Reddit Was on TV Sunday Night, But Not in a Good Way [WaPo] Nude Subway Rider Proves New York is Becoming More and More Like Jerry Seinfeld's New York [New York Post] Matt Groening's Worlds Continue to Collide with "Simpsons"/"Futurama" Crossover Episode [EW]

THE NEW NATE SILVER: Grover Norquist wins The Hill’s 2014 elections pundits predictions….

THE NEW NATE SILVER: Grover Norquist wins The Hill’s 2014 elections pundits predictions.

How did Nate Silver’s forecasts stack up against midterm results?

Last night's results brought some high-profile upsets for Silver's FiveThirtyEight

Still Ticked Off

Even after last night's results, Nate Silver still seems to have the last months' criticism and second-guessing a bit under his skin.

Nate Silver nailed the midterm elections -- almost

Democrats got whooped in the midterms, losing virtually every toss-up race except New Hampshire, where Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) eked out the win. It was a stunning result — but not necessarily an unthinkable one. As of Wednesday morning, Republicans hold 52 Senate seats. Show More Summary

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