Brian Goff

NCAA; college sports; football

Chizik "A Good Buy Right Now"?

Lately, the hiring of Gene Chizik for the head football coaching job at Auburn generated a ton of (mostly negative)

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bowden College Football labor markets

No Country for Old Men: The Bowden Saga

Due to travels, I missed writing about the Bobby Bowden affair during the height of the storm. The dismay among

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General

Dodger Stadium: 50 More

While Dodger Stadium benefited from a generous land grant from the city and infrastructure subsidies detailed in Dodgers Move West

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NFL; innovation

From Gimmick to Mainstream

During the Colts-Dolphins Monday night telecast, the TV crew's conversation turned to Miami's "Wildcat" formation -- the direct snap to

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MLB

Less is More

In his most recent post, Bill Simmons from ESPN Page 2 confesses Boredom with the Red Sox , laying the

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General

League Geography Differences

The recent NHL Stanley Cup Finals made me ponder the question of league geographic choices. Detroit (Western Conference) and Pittsburgh

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The Palmeiro Files

An interesting angle coming out of the Palmeiro case is the question of the internal politics at work. The AP's

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manager efficiency NFL

4th Downs and Beyond: Coaches as Optimizers

Ran across a recent piece on the evolution of Jason Garrett's playing calling by Jonathan Bales of DC Times (an

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General

More Reasons to Dislike the Irish

With a Southern California birth and a youth spent in North Texas, I grew up pulling for USC and Southwest

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(Weird) Politics as Usual

Governance organizations often behave in strange ways even when they are not "governments" in the common usage of the term.

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The Big Easy's MNF + 1 Week

I went bipolar watching Monday Night Footbal last week. On the one hand, growing up in NE Texas, I was

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*#@*#%Tradeoffs!

Decisions imply tradeoffs. Sports economics provides so many clear examples. Often, these tradeoffs are awefully hard to judge accurately because

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