Profile: Steve Emmert

  • Login Count: 123
  • Join Date: 8/1/2009 1:43:00 PM
  • Last on: 8/23/2013 4:14:00 PM
  • Location: Virginia Beach

Recent Blog Posts

5/13/2013 12:30:00 PMQuestions and Answers at the PGA Tour's Halfway Mark
3/4/2013 10:53:00 AMImproved Prospects For Habs' Road Trip
3/2/2013 12:01:00 PMHe Did WHAT?! McIlroy Withdraws From Honda Classic
2/22/2013 9:50:00 AMConsider Games-Played Variances in Trade Evaluations
2/21/2013 6:25:00 PMDrama on a Desert Stage
1/4/2013 7:53:00 AMFrom 2012 to 2013 on the PGA Tour
10/1/2012 7:22:00 AMThe Medinah Massacre
9/27/2012 8:40:00 AMRyder Cup Preview
9/4/2012 6:25:00 AMDecision Day for Davis Love
8/27/2012 11:03:00 AMOlazabal Finalizes European Ryder Cup Roster
8/6/2012 8:46:00 AMThe Unvanquished Golfer
4/4/2012 2:53:00 PMLast-Minute Masters Considerations
12/1/2011 8:05:00 AMFrom 2011 to 2012 on the PGA Tour
8/9/2011 7:55:00 AMChance's Favorite Stepchild: The PGA Championship
6/6/2011 11:19:00 AMAn Early Look at the US Open
10/5/2010 3:29:00 PMRyder Cup Musings
7/13/2010 7:59:00 AMHandicapping The Open Championship
5/5/2010 5:18:00 AMA Look at The Players Championship
1/29/2010 6:38:00 AMShift Starters for Round 2 of Farmers Insurance Open
1/11/2010 2:31:00 PMFrom SBS to Sony -- Reflections on Week 1 of the PGA Season
9/1/2009 11:05:00 AMPGA Playoffs, Week 2: The Deutsche Bank Championship
8/30/2009 5:00:00 AMNL West Schedule Analysis
8/28/2009 11:09:00 AMThe Barclays -- Liberty National Gets Nasty
8/10/2009 10:24:00 AMHandicapping the PGA Championship
8/1/2009 3:21:00 PMNotes from the Buick Open

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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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