Wolfram Alpha Serves Up Sports Data

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Wolfram Alpha, in case you’re not aware, is search engine that launched to much fanfare in 2009. Started by a British scientist, it’s a much different search engine than Google. Instead of serving up page after page of links in an attempt to answer a searcher’s query, Wolfram Alpha attempts to give users what they’re… Read more »

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It's the Kickers, Stupid: Field Goal Efficiency as the Hidden Factor Driving Up Scoring

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Kickers – nobody really likes them. We remember them for their misses (sorry, Bills fans) more than their makes. Or when they hurt themselves celebrating. Or when they get liquored up and make stupid comments. But kickers are getting better and better. And while everyone is pointing to talented quarterbacks and receivers and pass-heavy offenses as… Read more »

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The Year of the QB

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In case you haven’t noticed, passers are putting up ridiculous numbers this year.  The NFL has seen 33 QBs throw for 300 yards or more through 3 weeks – blowing away the previous mark by 12.  Teams are not only throwing for more yards, they are also scoring record amounts of points.  Why ,all of… Read more »

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