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Ken Crites was an early RotoWire contributor back in the 90?s. He now returns with the grace of Gheorghe Muresan and the wisdom of Joe Gibbs. Tweet him at @KenCrites or e-mail him at ken@rotowire.com.

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5/29/2014 7:03:00 AMLance & LeBron
5/7/2014 7:37:00 AMCould Thunder Ride Durant's MVP Speech to NBA Finals?
2/8/2014 12:58:00 PMFantasy Baseball Scene in Knocked Up
1/26/2014 6:17:00 PMPierce, Garnett Tribute Videos
1/19/2014 10:55:00 AMTerrence Jones Heating Up
1/18/2014 10:42:00 AMIn-Stadium Close-Call Replays Are Back!
11/2/2013 9:59:00 AMBill Russell Statue Unvieled
10/26/2013 9:37:00 PMGame 3: Gloves Off The Bench
9/2/2013 8:25:00 AMFantasy NASCAR - Slappin' Good Fun
8/30/2013 6:57:00 AMNorwegian YouTube Kicker Released

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What I Think You Should Know About The USMNT
Needless to say, it's been a great World Cup thus far. The USMNT having some success would be awesome.
La-La-La-L.A. Gets Lord Stanley!
Just a few things that caught my eye:
  • Alec Martinez's Cup-winning goal celebration? # priceless. I wonder if he'll ever get his gloves back.
  • Henrik Lundqvist stopped the 50th shot of the game. He couldn't stop the 51st. #connsmythe if the Rangers had found a way to come back in this series.
Do Analytics Take the Fun Out of Sports?
Apparently that was the topic of one of the presentations at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston last week. The presenter, Yale's Edward Tufte, opined:

Don't let people tell you analytics are reductionist and take the joy out of sports. They mostly just take the stupidity out of sports.

Is he right?

RotoWire's AL LABR Squad
The 2014 AL LABR auction went down at the Arizona Republic offices in downtown Phoenix Saturday night. It's a 12-team, 5 x 5, AL-only league with 2 C, 1 1B, 1 2B. 1 3B, 1 SS, 1 CI, 1 MI, 5 OF, 1 U and 9 pitchers. Everyone has $260 to spend.
The Problem With Drafting Billy Hamilton
Billy Hamilton went for $28 in the NL LABR auction this past weekend. I discussed this with a fellow writer who participates in Tout Wars with me later this month and we discussed the problem with investing heavily into Hamilton.

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