Brian Goff

Baseball

Faking = Cheating? The Curious Case of Derek Jeter

As anyone other than the home plate umpire watching Wednesday night could easily determine, both from the loud "doink" of

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General

"42" and the Intangible Impact of Sports

Baseball is life, or so the saying goes. The release of “42” brings back to light a story that, among

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Player Development Questions

On ESPN Soccernet, Fred Guzman takes U.S. soccer to task for not providing enough opportunity for the development of kids

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MLB

A $2 Billion Bargain for New Dodger Owners?

The $2 billion winning bid the group headed by Guggenheim Financial CEO Mark Walter and Magic Johnson as PR owner

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General NFL; statistics

In Defense of NFL Passer Ratings

Browsing around some of my favorite sites, I came across a torrid rant on NFL QB Passer Ratings (QBPR) by

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Johnny Miller -- Economist

During yesterday's Doral tournament (or whatever it's called now), the NBC crew pondered why so few players anywhere near the

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Major League Baseball manager efficiency MLB

How Much v. How Well -- Michael Jordan as "6th Man"?

In 1968, Gates Brown hit .450 as a pinch hitter and .370 in total with an OPS of 1.12.  Yet,

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NFL

Tebow & Elway -- Cousins?

After Peyton Manning's visit with the Broncos, several articles have appeared regarding its meaning for Tim Tebow.  The Wall Street

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Conference realignment NCAA

Conference Realignments: (Some) Order out of Chaos

The poaching of past Big East schools by the ACC and Big East and similar events in other conferences has

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Wise Crowds

Rod Fort's challenge to anyone who could outdo college football preseason polls (Not Exactly Julian Simon ...) reminded me about

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Health Risks to Athletes: Beyond Steroids

Steroids have attracted a huge amount of attention in recent years including several posts here. A recent study (see article)

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NCAA; college sports; football; Bowl Games

New NCAA Playoff: Next Step or End Game?

Although it took about 10 years longer than I thought it might, the big-time football schools in college football finally

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