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Profile: Mark Stopa

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  • Join Date: 12/22/2008 12:30:00 PM
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Recent Blog Posts

8/10/2013 4:28:00 PMWhy Pujols Won't Sue Jack Clark
4/25/2013 9:14:00 PMNFL Draft Wrap - Round 1
9/30/2012 6:09:00 AMWhy I Traded Drew Brees
8/15/2012 9:44:00 AMRandom NFL Thoughts
2/7/2012 9:03:00 AMThe NFL: Looking Backwards and Forwards
1/31/2012 5:46:00 AMSuper Bowl Prop Bets
9/29/2011 7:20:00 AMBig Hearts over Big Money; Applying Sports to Life
7/14/2011 9:27:00 PMDog Days in Vegas
2/20/2011 7:47:00 PMA Weekend in Vegas
2/8/2010 7:11:00 PM2011 Super Bowl Odds
2/1/2010 8:37:00 PMSuper Bowl prop bets
12/1/2009 6:17:00 PMSuper Bowl Odds
10/21/2009 6:29:00 PMJeff Fisher wears Manning jersey
9/13/2009 11:43:00 AMNFL - Waiver suggestions
9/1/2009 7:10:00 PMAuction Results - Beat the Writers
8/31/2009 5:39:00 PMBeat the Writers
8/25/2009 7:23:00 PMNFL Training Camp Notes
8/18/2009 6:25:00 PMNFL Training Camp Notes
8/13/2009 7:04:00 AMKeeper advice
8/11/2009 5:22:00 PMNFL Training Camp Notes
8/4/2009 3:47:00 PMNFL Training Camp Notes
7/28/2009 6:06:00 PMTraining Camp Notes

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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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