Profile: Michael Corvo

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10/20/2013 10:40:00 PMSunday NBA Preseason Notes
10/13/2013 10:03:00 PMSunday NBA Preseason Wrap
10/7/2013 1:48:00 AMSunday Preseason Wrap
9/1/2013 10:49:00 AMSaturday NFL Notes
8/24/2013 8:30:00 PMSaturday NFL Notes
8/17/2013 6:32:00 PMSaturday NFL Notes
8/10/2013 2:18:00 PMSaturday NFL Notes
8/3/2013 3:13:00 PMSaturday NFL Training Camp Notes
7/18/2013 1:21:00 PMNBA Summer League: Wednesday, July 17th
7/12/2013 10:52:00 PMNBA Summer League: Friday, July 12th
7/9/2013 7:43:00 PMNBA Free Agency: Tuesday News and Notes
7/9/2013 5:20:00 AMNBA Summer League: Monday Analysis
7/6/2013 12:37:00 AMFree Agency: Day 5 News and Notes
8/31/2012 11:31:00 AMFriday NFL Training Camp Notes
8/24/2012 9:06:00 AMFriday NFL Training Camp Notes
8/17/2012 10:28:00 AMFriday NFL Training Camp Notes
8/10/2012 11:25:00 AMFriday NFL Training Camp Notes
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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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