Brian Goff

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A College Lesson for the NBA?

Refreshingly, the NBA playoffs so far have escaped the 75-point clutch-and-grab purgatory of the past decade. Still, according the Nielsen

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NCAA Competition

Gregg Doyle of CBS' Sportsline writes The gap between the No. 1s and No. 16s continues to shrink, reaching an

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governance MLB

Who Controls MLB Product?

While many in the media jumped on ump Joe West for his pushing of MLB's speed of play initiative, Yahoo's

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BCS NCAA sports

What's in a Conference Name ... Increasingly Less

The latest round of conference shifting creates many angles for discussion.  One question that a business school colleague posed is,

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coaches NFL; decision making; statistics

Passing, Winning, and Optimization

One of my favorite sites, Advanced NFL Stats, recently posted compelling evidence on "Passing = Winning" in the NFL.  As

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Astros Agony and Pinella v. Brenly

Skip's post accurately reflects my feelings as part of Astro-dom (aka Astrodumb). When your main teams are the Rangers and

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Belechick Understands Probability Better than Media

Like him or loathe him, Bill Belechick flies his own path. His late fourth quarter decision to go for a

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NFL; decision making; statistics

Optimizing Isn't Easy Even for Belichick

Long time followers of TSE know that I have an ongoing interest in decision making in sports and how it

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NFL; economic impacts sports and the economy

Does NFL Success Matter for Communities?

Maybe only steroid discussions stirs the blood of sports economists quite like questions about the impacts of sports on communities,

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LeBron James NBA sportsmanship

Economics of Sportsmanship

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski blasted LeBron James for his behavior after the Magic series and his "explanation" of it the

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2010 Winter Olympics Canada hockey

Canadian Hockey, Sex, and My Golf Game

Related to Skip's post, how much happiness was generated in Canada by Sunday's hockey victory? "Thousands on street" in Vancouver

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Pricing Strategies: Apple & WKU

On the Freakonomics blog, Steve Levitt writes about Apple's i-Phone pricing strategy -- start high ($599) and come down ($399

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