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MLB Umps Not so Color Blind?

The racial bias analysis of strikes-balls decisions of MLB umps by UT-Austin professor Daniel Hamermesh and coauthors (Parsons, Sulaeman, Yates)

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NCAA Options: More of the Same?

A friend and semi-retired finance colleague who read Bobby McCormick and Bob Tollison's insightful post on Subversion of the Academy

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Some Modest and Not So Modest Proposals

The World Cup Finals are unique as far as team sports go. It draws, literally, from a worldwide pool of

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David Stern Ups the Ante on NBA Owner Mark Cuban

During this season's playoffs, the feud between NBA Commissioner David Stern and Dallas Mavs Owner Mark Cuban has escalated to

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Sports Commissioners in the "Gangster" Era

"I talked to that whole staff. I said this is my city. I'm cut from a different cloth. None of

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NBA on NHL Path, Not NFL

John Chick from Canada's CBC sports nailed the NBA lockout situation: The impetus for the lockout was the owners deciding

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Clippers -- Lessons from Losers

Recently, on the NBA Network, I caught the tail end of a conversation between Kenny Smith and another announcer about

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Minimum Age for the NBA Players

Former player and current TV analyst Steve Kerr propose raising the NBA minimum age from 19 to 20 in a

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Scandal Effect: Does League Direction Matter?

In Sunday's post ("Needed Perspective"), Dave Berri draws attention to a critical question concerning the NBA scandal -- do fans

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George Mason Univeristy Wins The March Madness Lottery

As Skip noted in the 2019 March Madness frenzy, mixing dispassionate sports analysis with rooting interest presents challenges. I'm a

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NBA Centers Facing Extinction

Russell, Chamberlain, Jabbar, Lanier, Walton, Gilmore, Malone, Olajuwon, Ewing, O’Neal.  Over decades, these and other “centers” dominated the NBA.  The

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Racism Behind Lack of NBA Interest?

The NBA's popularity vaulted during the 1980s and 1990s with Bird as MVP but also with Moses, Magic, Michael, Charles,

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