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Profile: mike gottlieb

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5/31/2013 7:04:00 AMMock Draft Army #2 Team
5/11/2013 7:27:00 AM15 Reasons Why You Never Draft Pitching Early
4/25/2013 10:19:00 AMDraft Day Mock Draft: The Craziest Mock You'll See
4/12/2013 7:44:00 AM2013 NFL Mock Draft: Two Weeks to Go!
9/5/2012 6:11:00 AMNFL Over/Unders
6/24/2012 6:57:00 AMEURO 2012 Quarterfinal #4 Prediction: American Style
6/23/2012 8:22:00 AMEURO 2012 Quarterfinal #3 Prediction: American Style
6/22/2012 8:21:00 AMEURO 2012 Quarterfinal #2 Prediction: American Style
6/21/2012 6:41:00 AMEURO 2012 Quarterfinal #1 Prediction: American Style
6/4/2012 5:14:00 PMConfessions of a Mockaholic
5/22/2012 7:29:00 AMMock Draft Monday Results/Analysis: 5/21
5/14/2012 11:18:00 AMMock Draft Monday Results/Results: 5/14
5/8/2012 9:22:00 AMFantasy Football ADP Notes
4/28/2012 7:26:00 AMTop-20 Rookie IDP Players...So Far
4/27/2012 8:15:00 PMTop 20 Fantasy Football Rookies....So Far.
4/27/2012 7:35:00 AM2012 2nd Round NFL Mock Draft: The Aftermath
4/26/2012 7:50:00 AMFinal Mock Draft: Crazy Trade Edition
4/20/2012 10:17:00 AM2012 NFL Mock Draft: Version 4
4/17/2012 8:09:00 AM2012 NFL Mock Draft: Version 3
4/4/2012 9:03:00 AM2012 NFL Mock Draft: Version 2
3/26/2012 4:07:00 PM2012 NFL Mock Draft
3/22/2012 1:36:00 PMAmateur Mock(ery) Draft: What's the Difference?

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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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