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11/21/2018 - 12:07pm Great content. Thanks. /s

Great content. Thanks.

10/08/2018 - 7:48pm Best of luck, man. I got a…

Best of luck, man. I got a lot of enjoyment out of reading your work over the years. Get well!

09/12/2018 - 11:14am solid work

solid work

08/31/2018 - 10:22am .






06/06/2018 - 10:07am Trust the wirecutter. Thank…

Trust the wirecutter. Thank me later.

05/01/2018 - 9:35am Stringfellow catch is amazing

Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

That catch at 17m25s is spectacular.

09/27/2017 - 10:58am This is amazing. Thanks!

This is amazing. Thanks!

07/25/2017 - 4:46pm Not a cash gift

I edited the original post.

02/02/2017 - 8:41am Yeah!


01/21/2017 - 5:18pm Apparently he didn't go to Columbus after all

01/02/2017 - 10:39pm don't forget the avatar

also an abomination

11/09/2016 - 9:53am Wonderful

Instant classic.

09/15/2016 - 12:32pm Best one yet?

Love the texture.

09/12/2016 - 4:04pm This is such a great feature

I'm really glad you guys brought Steve on board. I love his no-nonsense approach.

08/26/2016 - 9:14pm The first movie which came to mind when I read your title

was Strange Brew. No joke!


That mouse...

08/10/2016 - 10:15am delete


04/08/2016 - 12:58pm Labor laws

Can the NCAA legally prevent coaches from taking outside employment?


04/03/2016 - 10:21am Delete


01/09/2016 - 1:32pm So you're saying there's a chance?

So you're saying there's a chance?

12/15/2015 - 11:40am You're absolutely right

Putting people's lives at risk with a 4,000lbs weapon is way worse than "striking a student".

12/05/2015 - 12:43pm Nice

This is really cool. I've been wanting to try out d3js for a while, but start up costs seem a bit too high to justify moving away from ggplot. Perhaps next summer I'll invest a few days to learn it.


Thanks for sharing.

11/26/2015 - 10:37am People's choice only counts for 1/17 of the final result

Seems like a waste of time...

11/25/2015 - 10:35am delete


11/13/2015 - 11:09pm that would be fantastic

would love this

11/12/2015 - 11:38am How good is the competition there?

Glanced at the Hudl video and it looks like he's going untouched every snap. Is he that good at finding holes?

10/23/2015 - 7:45pm Prerogative?

They don't count their first loss as part of the season record, because "that's their prerogative"?

09/12/2015 - 11:55am Good luck

I feel for your and wish for the hard times to be over. Good luck and enjoy the game!

09/10/2015 - 3:23pm Right on.

That'll teach me to half-read stuff while at work.

09/10/2015 - 2:03pm Intro to Stats Fallacy #1

You're regressing x on x + noise. Of course the relationship's gonna be positive!

RYPR = (receiving yards / total team plays) * Passing S&P+

receiving yards = f(# of targets), with f defined as a function with good linear approximation.

Multiplying by (s&p/plays) introduces noise but does not fix the fallacious reasoning.


08/15/2015 - 9:41pm Interesting perspective


08/07/2015 - 1:04pm Were Stanford practices also 4 hours?

Does anyone know?

07/30/2015 - 9:35am Yes you should

A shirt is a shirt is a shirt. Sports is entertainment.

07/29/2015 - 2:37pm Use this link…

07/15/2015 - 10:46am $18 in 1969 is the equivalent of about $115 in 2015

$18 in 1969 is the equivalent of about $120 in 2015. Gotta account for inflation dude.

07/13/2015 - 10:59pm wow

big fan already

07/08/2015 - 1:03pm Run the Jewels

Well done.

06/26/2015 - 1:19am sudo rm -rf /

sudo rm -rf /

06/19/2015 - 12:04am Classic OJ

06/18/2015 - 3:26pm insightful or interesting

You know, not every rant is interesting or insightful. Some are neither.

06/17/2015 - 10:12am Right

I was mostly joking, but I guess this didn't come out too well in writing.

06/17/2015 - 9:35am friends

A lot of my grad student friends lived on the west side, just before Wasthenaw Dairy, or in Kerry town (north of campus). All walking distance to the diag, and reasonable rent.

Just tell her to avoid the neighborhood south of campus (basically between the diag and the stadium). It's full of dirty, dirty undergrads.

05/26/2015 - 2:02pm Just sent an email about this to [email protected]

Hopefully his inbox isn't flooded by those requests...

05/19/2015 - 1:31pm Same drive

Made the same drive a month ago. Sucks.

04/23/2015 - 12:13pm Profs are way different

In the fields I know, the profs from the AA campus are at a complete different place than does in Dearborn in terms of research. The AA folks are field-defining. The ones from Dearborn are ok/good, but don't travel in the same circles. This makes a big difference, as the AA students are much more likely to become acquainted with cutting-edge work and top-flight individuals.

Sounds crass, but it's a reality.

04/16/2015 - 1:18pm Causal identification

As lots of people have noted, the main problem for inference here is that first round players are better than second round players, so the "round effect" might be a result of prior factors rather than the draft process itself.

If you want to improve causal identification of the "round effect", you could do what folks call "regression discontinuity": essentially, you compare players who fell right next to important cut points. For instance, compare the three last players of the first round to the three first players of the second round. In principle, there shouldn't be much fundamental difference in quality between those two sets of players. This could give you a better estimate of the causal effect of being selected in an early round.

03/24/2015 - 1:53pm MGoQuestion

Nice work!

I was expecting you to use the MGoQuestion from Mattison's presser last week?


03/16/2015 - 6:22pm many laws are immoral

think early voting laws.

03/09/2015 - 9:26am Baumgardner needs an editor

"Michigan's incredibly unique and one-of-a-kind football coach"

02/11/2015 - 4:22pm best name?

good post, but not 100% comfortable with,this new "let's laugh at the crazy African american names" tradition.

02/05/2015 - 7:55am fantastic read

Thanks for sharing!