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Moneyball (the movie) has recently popularized the concept of sabermetrics, but for a while now, real sports fans (and mathletes) have been applying rigorous analysis to just about every sport. There still aren't any sure bets, but forecasting player performance has gotten a lot better in the last decade or so. Here are just a few examples of math geeks taking some shots at jocks. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

Filed Under: baseball, basketball, forecasting, linsanity, moneyball, nate silver, pecota, sabermetrics, sports, statistics
Companies: mit, mlb, nba

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    Anonymous Coward, 27 Feb 2012 @ 7:20pm

    Re: no Oscar for you!

    Sorry sir, but you appear to be lost. I believe you were looking for "Yahoo Entertainment News!", this is a technology blog.

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