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A Recap and Thoughts on a Labor Negotiations Panel

March 19, 2013

By Justin Rogers, Senior Vice President, BrandMatch Score On Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd, Boston’s Convention and Event Center hosted the renowned gathering of the sports industry’s top owners, executives, and next crop of sporting experts at the 7th Annual MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.  Being our first time attending, we had heard… Read more

Putting the Team on Their Back? The Usage and Efficiency of NBA Superstars in Critical Situations

March 18, 2013

By Matthew Goldman, economics Ph.D. student at the University of California-San Diego and Justin M. Rao, Ph.D., economic researcher at Microsoft Research Do star players “put the team on their back” in critical situations? While it’s relatively easy to remember a game winning shot, it can be hard to tell just how the offensive load… Read more

Congratulations to the 2013 winners

March 17, 2013

– Alpha Award for Lifetime Achievement – Bill Belichick – Alpha Award for Best Analytics Organizations – San Francisco 49ers – Alpha Award for Best Trade or Free Agent Signing – Los Angeles Clippers trade for Chris Paul – Alpha Award for Best Analytics Innovation/Technology – Sports Reference Web Sites (Baseball Reference, Pro-Football Reference, Basketball… Read more

Weekend in New England; The 2013 Sloan Conference

March 7, 2013

By Joe Peta, Author of Trading Bases, A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball During his time as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Forrest Gregg one summer reported to training camp newly married. During a press conference, he was engaged in small talk with reporters when he was asked how he enjoyed the… Read more

Final Thoughts From The 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

March 4, 2013

By Zach Slaton, Author of A Beautiful Numbers Game, Contributing Writer at Forbes It’s 5:00 AM on Sunday, March 3rd.  I am sitting in Boston Logan International Airport waiting to board my plane back to Minneapolis, Minnesota, that will allow me to make my connecting flight to Seattle and all I can think of in… Read more