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Andrew Martinez is a Rice University graduate.  He lives in Houston, Texas where he roots for the Astros, Rockets, and Texans.  He loves The Wire and likes to read books about sports, comedians, and economics.  You can follow him on Twitter @andtinez.

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3/9/2014 11:33:00 PMMy NFBC RotoWire Online Championship Team
10/22/2013 11:19:00 AMWeek 8 College Football Thoughts
10/15/2013 9:39:00 AMWeek 7 College Football Thoughts
8/27/2013 2:47:00 PMRotoWire Staff 10 TM Auction Results
2/27/2013 10:46:00 PMReal 14 TM Mixed League Auction Results
9/29/2011 12:38:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - The Greatest Season Finale Ever
9/26/2011 6:36:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Till I Collapse Edition
9/22/2011 6:46:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Final Countdown Edition
9/18/2011 7:56:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - The Heat Is On Edition
9/15/2011 2:06:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Better Late Than Never Edition
9/11/2011 11:15:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Don't Forget About Us Edition
9/8/2011 12:56:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - No Hitta Quitta Edition
9/4/2011 11:51:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Nail in the Coffin Edition
8/31/2011 11:20:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Cut Your Loses Edition
8/28/2011 11:09:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Dead of Summer Edition
8/25/2011 12:11:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Back From the Dead Edition
8/22/2011 1:03:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Trader's Remorse Edition
8/18/2011 1:16:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Ricky Nolasc-Oh-No Edition
8/14/2011 9:26:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Belted Edition
8/10/2011 11:31:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Passion of the Guzman Edition
8/8/2011 12:06:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Walk the Plank Edition
8/4/2011 5:54:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Rock & Fire Edition
7/31/2011 8:52:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Wheelin' & Dealin' Edition
7/25/2011 12:23:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Walk Off in the NL Central Edition
7/20/2011 11:45:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Broken, Battered, & Bruised Edition
7/17/2011 11:03:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - The Game That Wouldn't End Edition
7/10/2011 11:34:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - All-Star Break Eve Edition
7/7/2011 12:26:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Homeward Bound Edition
7/4/2011 7:13:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - All-Star Rosters Edition
6/29/2011 10:39:00 PMStay For A Nightcap! - Hump Day Edition
6/23/2011 12:10:00 AMStay For A Nightcap! - Turkey Edition
6/22/2011 7:51:00 AMStay For A Nightcap! - Bum Rush Edition
6/19/2011 10:56:00 PMStay For A Nightcap! - Father's Day Edition
6/16/2011 12:01:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Rioting in the Streets Edition
6/13/2011 8:19:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Flirting With Pefection Edition
6/9/2011 4:23:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - I Love It When You Call Me Big Papi Edition
6/6/2011 2:04:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Welcome to the Machine Edition
6/2/2011 1:54:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Rolaids Spells Relief Edition
5/30/2011 4:46:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Offensive Explosion Edition
5/26/2011 4:41:00 AMStay For A Night Cap! - None Shall Pass Edition
5/23/2011 5:39:00 AMStay For A Night Cap! - Sundae Beisbol Edition
5/19/2011 3:41:00 AMStay For a Nightcap - Get Low Edition
5/16/2011 3:14:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Hey Jose (Bautista) Edition
5/12/2011 3:13:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Rain, Rain, Go Away Edition
5/9/2011 3:25:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Mother's Day Edition
5/5/2011 12:37:00 AMStay For a Nightcap - Timmay! Edition
5/2/2011 6:52:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - America the Beautiful Edition
4/28/2011 1:35:00 AMStay For a Nightcap - Thick & Husky Edition
4/25/2011 1:24:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Easter Basket Edition
4/21/2011 5:04:00 AMStay For a Nightcap - All Your Dodgers Are Belong To Us Edition
4/18/2011 3:25:00 AMStay For a Nightcap - Another One Bites the Dust Edition
4/14/2011 3:28:00 AMStay For a Nightcap - [Expletive Deleted] Edition
4/11/2011 1:55:00 AMStay For a Nightcap - Masters Sunday Edition
4/7/2011 1:40:00 AMStay For a Nightcap - Catch & Release Edition
4/3/2011 11:20:00 PMStay For a Nightcap - Bizarro Start Edition
3/8/2011 12:09:00 AMPotential Conference Tournament Matchups
3/1/2011 3:15:00 AMMore Bracketology
2/22/2011 10:21:00 AMBracketology
2/18/2011 12:41:00 AMSome Early March Madness Talk
1/15/2011 8:49:00 PMGolf Staff League Auction Results
1/10/2011 4:31:00 PMBCS National Championship Live Blog
1/9/2011 1:47:00 PMBCS National Championship Preview
1/7/2011 8:19:00 AMCollege Football Bowl Week 3 Preview (Part II)
1/5/2011 5:54:00 PMHyundai Tournament of Champions
1/2/2011 10:40:00 PMCollege Football Bowl Week 3 Preview (Part I)
1/1/2011 8:04:00 AMNew Year's Day Bowl Games Live Blog
12/31/2010 1:51:00 PMNew Year's Day Bowl Games Preview
12/29/2010 9:53:00 PMCollege Football Bowl Week 2 Preview (Part II)
12/27/2010 12:32:00 PMCollege Football Bowl Week 2 Preview (Part I)
12/21/2010 8:20:00 PMCollege Football Bowl Week 1 Preview
12/17/2010 3:01:00 PMCollege Bowl Pick 'Em
12/7/2010 10:04:00 AMCollege Football Bowl Pick 'Em
12/3/2010 9:43:00 AMWhat to Watch: Week 14 in College Football (Part II)
12/1/2010 2:44:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 14 in College Football (Part I)
11/26/2010 1:25:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 13 in College Football (Part II)
11/24/2010 4:33:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 13 in College Football (Part I)
11/19/2010 1:41:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 12 in College Football (Part II)
11/17/2010 10:48:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 12 in College Football (Part I)
11/12/2010 12:37:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 11 in College Football (Part II)
11/11/2010 12:38:00 AMWhat to Watch: Week 11 in College Football (Part I)
11/5/2010 1:37:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 10 in College Football (Part II)
11/3/2010 11:33:00 AMWhat to Watch: Week 10 in College Football (Part I)
10/29/2010 11:00:00 AMWhat to Watch: Week 9 in College Football (Part II)
10/26/2010 11:05:00 AMWhat to Watch: Week 9 in College Football (Part I)
10/22/2010 12:35:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 8 in College Football (Part II)
10/20/2010 8:31:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 8 in College Football (Part I)
10/15/2010 1:31:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 7 in College Football (Part II)
10/13/2010 8:21:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 7 in College Football (Part I)
10/11/2010 9:51:00 AMWhere Should Alabama Be Ranked?
10/8/2010 12:04:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 6 in College Football (Part II)
10/7/2010 1:39:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 6 in College Football (Part I)
10/3/2010 9:56:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - In It to Win It Edition
10/1/2010 11:12:00 AMWhat to Watch: Week 5 in College Football (Part II)
9/29/2010 7:28:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 5 in College Football (Part I)
9/26/2010 10:05:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Last Week Edition
9/24/2010 8:07:00 AMWhat to Watch: Week 4 in College Football (Part II)
9/23/2010 2:50:00 AMWhat to Watch: Week 4 in College Football (Part I)
9/19/2010 11:58:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Maple Bats Edition
9/17/2010 5:00:00 AMWhat to Watch: Week 3 in College Football (Part II)
9/15/2010 7:30:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 3 in College Football (Part I)
9/12/2010 10:03:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Golden Thong Edition
9/10/2010 1:30:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 2 in College Football (Part II)
9/8/2010 9:56:00 PMWhat to Watch: Week 2 in College Football (Part I)
9/7/2010 8:35:00 PMCollege Football Recap: Week 1
9/6/2010 2:35:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Viva El Rey Edition
9/3/2010 2:06:00 PMWhat to Watch: College Football Week 1
9/2/2010 2:09:00 PMWhat to Watch: Opening Night in College Football
9/2/2010 3:39:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Fight Club Edition
8/30/2010 3:41:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Welcome to the Party, Pal
8/23/2010 12:01:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Sweet Lou Edition
8/16/2010 3:51:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Captain Hook Edition
8/7/2010 2:55:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Ejection Edition
8/5/2010 2:03:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Going, Going, Gone! Edition
8/2/2010 11:56:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Helloween Edition
8/2/2010 3:09:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Sunday Funday Edition
7/26/2010 5:15:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Double Dip Edition
7/19/2010 3:08:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Indian Leg Wrestle Edition
7/12/2010 2:32:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Smorgasbord Edition
7/5/2010 2:34:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Red, White, & Blue Edition
6/28/2010 2:49:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Bossman Junior Edition
6/25/2010 4:01:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Laser Show Edition
6/21/2010 2:59:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Father's Day Edition
6/14/2010 2:22:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Stephen Strasburg Part Deux Edition
6/7/2010 1:34:00 AMStay For a Nightcap! - Choose Your Own Cito Gaston Adventure Edition
5/30/2010 11:23:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Mad Max Edition
5/23/2010 9:45:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Lima Time Edition
5/16/2010 9:09:00 PMStay For A Nightcap! - Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Edition
5/15/2010 11:17:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Civil Rights Edition
5/9/2010 9:48:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! - Arms Race/Mother's Day Edition
5/2/2010 8:18:00 PMStay For a Nightcap: Sweet, Sweet Revenge Edition!
4/25/2010 9:21:00 PMStay For a Nightcap! Dave Trembley Edition

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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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