We’re doing things a little differently at The ODC today. I was busy doing my bracket, so instead of an article, you’re getting three VoDs and a major link dump. This is that link dump, with a handful of non-Final Four articles I’ve thoroughly enjoyed lately.
What a study reveals about the optimal baseball lineup – I agree for the most part, although I’m of the opinion, personally, that your best three hitters should hit 1-2-3 in some order. The article’s reasoning to do otherwise is sound, I just feel your best players should have the most plate appearances, period.
An extremely interesting study showing losing leads to winning – okay, it’s not that simple, however, the results are astounding in that people (and teams, apparently) perform better when they are behind by a slight margin, compared to when they’re winning or being blown out.
Bullets can’t keep Carl Landry down – there’s no punchline here. They seriously can’t.
The top pro factories – that is, the college basketball programs that have produced the most/best NBA players.
A crazy look at the indecency involved with player agents – Mayo, Love, many more, I’m sure, have been victimized by a system with ass-backwards incentive schemes and evaluation methods.
The ultimate Pops Mensah-Bonsu scouting report – the full low-down on Notorious PMB aka King Daddy Bonsu aka Poppa Diddy Pop aka The Greatest Raptor Ever aka Whale Slayer.
Lesser known NBA nicknames – as submitted by other fans/blogs. There are some bad ones, and some misses (WoSo in Case Y’Aint Know So, all of my PMB nicknames, etc), but this is fun. I will eventually challenge myself to come up with a nickname for every player ever.
Some signs your favorite team sucks – like, Sign #1A: you cheer for the Toronto Raptors.
A review of the MIT Sports Analytics Conference – that is, the review of Dorkapalooza…I was absolutely drooling at the thought of how awesome it would be to attend this next year.
Roko Ukic is getting better – so we Raps fans have that. I guess.