Top 5 Quick NFL Team Fixes brought you you by SIS Rookie Handbook

The 2020 SIS Football Rookie Handbook, only two years in its existence, has immediately become a yearly “must-order” along with the Football Outsiders Almanac for any analytics junkies. Most of the 518 pages of Advanced Statistics goodness is dedicated to the incoming Rookie Class, but it also includes short sections breaking down every team and its … Continue reading Top 5 Quick NFL Team Fixes brought you you by SIS Rookie Handbook

Rethinking NFL Home Field Advantage Part II

As noted earlier in Rethinking NFL Home Field Advantage Part I, Home Field Advantage (HFA) been proven to be MOST directly a function of referees being human. And although Vegas still prices HFA based on stadium, instead of humans, there is a clear opportunity to find market value there.  With that being said, if we … Continue reading Rethinking NFL Home Field Advantage Part II

Rethinking NFL Home Field Advantage Part I

NFL Home Field Advantage by Referee As many have learned through our studies and advanced analytics, home field advantage (HFA) exists in all sports, but is largely due to referees and their (subliminal) human nature. You can learn about this phenomenon in detail on the podcast about Home Field Advantage by Freakonomics. With that being … Continue reading Rethinking NFL Home Field Advantage Part I

How Kevin Durant Changed Sports Forever

If you missed the NBA Finals last night, Superstar Kevin Durant made the decision to play through an injury that's held him out of a the past few weeks. Since Durant's team, the Golden State Warriors, were facing elimination in the Championship, and possibly to quiet criticism that he is a "soft player", Durant put … Continue reading How Kevin Durant Changed Sports Forever

Top 10 Reasons the 2018 Bears are the 2015 Cubs

Top 10 Reasons the 2018 Bears are the 2015 CubsAm I saying the Bears are winning the Super Bowl next year? Read on...There have been far too little comparisons between the 2015 Chicago Cubs and 2018 Chicago Bears. A wrong I intend to fix in this article. For our longtime readers, or anyone that can see … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons the 2018 Bears are the 2015 Cubs

2019 NFL Teams on the Rise/Fall

2019 NFL Teams on the Rise/FallThe NFL is filled with parity, "Any Given Sunday" is very much a reality in the league. This is even more evident when zooming out to a season-to-season lens. Dramatic turnarounds are not uncommon from one year to the next: bottom feeders from the year before winning their division, teams … Continue reading 2019 NFL Teams on the Rise/Fall

2018 NFL Predictions

2018 NFL PredictionsYou likely remember from last year the 2017 NFL Predictions. There I used 3 key, objective predictive metrics to help us know which teams are rising and falling in the upcoming year.The 3 key areas we look at to statistically:Net Close Wins/Losses (avid readers have seen this before in NHL NCW/Ls and NBA NCW/Ls)Pythagorean Win Theorem (fully explained … Continue reading 2018 NFL Predictions