Math Alert: This piece discusses draft value in terms of Marginal AV. Marginal AV measures the expected value of a draft selection based on how players at that position have fared in the past. The 'Marginal' bit just refers to the assumption that any warm body can earn about 2 AV a year so these … Continue reading Breaking down Seattle’s Round 1 strategy
Notre Dame burned yesterday. A cathedral that was erected over the course of a century and stood for another 750 years burned. Its towers stood as the tallest structure in Paris for over 600 years, until they were surpassed by the Eiffel Tower. You neither have to believe in God nor ignore the horrors that … Continue reading (im)permanence
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past month, you will have realized two things. One: the ~FiNaL sEaSoN~ of Game of Thrones premieres this Sunday and two: the Seattle Mariners are the greatest team in baseball, nay, sporting, history. In order to maximize that SEO provide timely and quality content to … Continue reading Game of Thrones x Seattle Mariners
On March 1st, Bryce Harper signed a massive but also probably too small contract with the Philadelphia Phillies (which is the worst non-racist name in sports) this offseason. This came after he spent the last nine seasons in the Washington Nationals (runner-up for the worst non-racist name in sports) organization and the last seven as … Continue reading In Defense of the Boo
Fuck the Rams. Go Patriots.
Football isn’t played on spreadsheets. The simple fact that humans -- not robots (yet) -- play football means that there are intangible factors that undoubtedly affect games. A team’s identity can be one of those factors. Being able to rally around a smashmouth run attack can be a slight motivational edge. And in the game of football, you need … Continue reading Identity Crisis
I began writing this piece two months ago and immediately forgot about it. Naturally, I decided to finish it by the start of the playoffs. Will I revise my opinions? No. Like Dom Toretto's gang, me and my takes are ride or die. Folks, we are five seventeen weeks into the season. We have survived … Continue reading Totally Up-To-Date NFC Power Rankings