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Football in Dixie

After my futile attempt to secure tickets to the USC-Ohio State game (Ticketless Trojan), a friend passed along a copy

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Matt Jones & The NFL Draft

Arkansas QB Matt Jones has astonished NFL scouts and reporters by running sub 4.4 40s, vertical jumping 40 inches, standing

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Closer Madness

Too little, too much.  That’s what happens when a manager narrowly and artificially constrains his decision options.  A couple of

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Sophisticated Simple — The Secret of Jim Harbaugh’s Success?

Back in October, Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver explored the factors behind the turnaround of the San Francisco 49ers in  “Harbaugh’s

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Prospects of Stealing Second

Surfing the net the other day, I ran across a working paper concerning the decision to steal second base by

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Estimates of MLB’s “Stadium Effect”

A quick follow-up to Take Me Out to the (New) Ballpark.  I appreciate the comments and I find the shared

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Stage Wins, Points Losses

In spite of winning 6 out of 21 Tour stages, Britain’s Mark Cavendish lost out to Norwegian Thor Hushovd for

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The Extra Variable

If my current employer offered me the same salary to stay home rather than work, it would be a bit

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Michelle Lissel on Agency Problems

As economists, we see economics everwhere. It’s interesting to me how often economic intuition turns up , even if expressed

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Going Juantorena

The current IAAF Track and Field World Championships and the 800m final inspired me to reflect on Alberto Juantorena’ unusual

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The More Things Change …

CBS college basketball analyst and former coach (Manhattan, Villanova, UMAss), Steve Lappas made this (paraphrased) observation over the weekend: The

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Sports “Codes” and Society

Big League Stew recently posted an article from Jason Turbow on “The ‘Code’: Ten Unwritten Baseball Rules,” drawing from his

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