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2/13/2014 7:42:00 AMOlympics- USA, Russia Openers
2/12/2014 6:56:00 PMOlympics (Men's) Day 1
7/6/2012 8:13:00 PMSuter's New Value In Minnesota
7/6/2012 8:12:00 PMFantasy Value: Parise
7/6/2012 8:33:00 AMFeeling Minnesota: Parise and Suter
7/4/2012 10:10:00 AMAARP Week In Dallas
7/3/2012 12:54:00 PMMatt Carle: The Forgotten One
7/2/2012 7:59:00 PMParise Landing Spots
7/2/2012 7:31:00 PMFree Agent
7/1/2012 7:06:00 PMFree Agent Frenzy, Day 1
6/21/2012 9:28:00 AMNHL Fantasy Awards
5/30/2012 9:32:00 PMGame 1: A Bounce Here or There
5/26/2012 6:50:00 AMThe Unlikely Finalist
5/9/2012 7:46:00 PMDevils-Flyers Recap
5/7/2012 2:17:00 PMNeither Rhyme Nor Reason
4/12/2012 5:23:00 PMPlayoff Night 2 Running Blog
4/9/2012 10:02:00 AMPlayoff Prognostications
4/7/2012 5:06:00 AMFinal Day Predictions/Scenarios
2/27/2012 4:12:00 PMDeadlne Day (Lack Of) Surprises
2/27/2012 3:07:00 PMDeadline Day 2: Nucks and Bolts
2/27/2012 2:24:00 PMDeadline Day Reactions
2/26/2012 6:58:00 PMNHL Trade Deadline Eve
2/26/2012 2:04:00 PMBlue Line Buzz Sunday Edition
12/23/2011 5:55:00 AMNats' Gonzalez Trade
11/1/2011 4:11:00 PMEarly Season Surprises
10/4/2011 4:22:00 AMWhen to Gamble with Jagr?

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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.
Payne's Daily Fantasy Basketball Experiment
Let's see if I can make any money doing daily fantasy hoops.
My 12-Team NFBC RotoWire Online Championship Team
I drafted out of the 11-hole for the "Beat Chris Liss" league. I had done a fair amount of research on optimal roster construction from that slot, and I decided I'd go hitter in the first round, three pitchers in 2-4 and then hitting for the next 10 rounds or so before filling in with upside pitchers late. Of course, few battle plans survive the actual war. Here are the results:

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