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SSAc 2014: Baseball Analytics: The Next Frontier

I chose to attend this because it featured Nate Silver. Β I am anxiously awaiting the new fivethiryeight.com, and hoped that some spoilers/ previews would leak out form the conversation: No dice. This was one of the only sports panels I … Continue reading

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SSAC 14: 10,000 Hours vs. The Sports Gene: A conversation with Malcolm Gladwell and David Epstein

This debate/ panel discussion was one of the highlights of the conference for me. Both were wickedly bright, thoughtful authors who fleshed out compelling arguments for their side. Β As many readers of Malcolm Gladwell know, he is known best for … Continue reading

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SSAC: Teaching the Next Generation of Sports Analysts

MY take on the session: Β I was grateful that there was at least some interest in thinking about how to teach sports analytics. The field is extremely new in academia, and currently has no real “core:” Β It’s a multidisciplinary field; … Continue reading

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