Posts filed under “Sports”

Morgan Freeman as LeBron James doing Redemption

This was the funniest thing I saw all week:
 

LeBron James Redemption (Frank Caliendo as Morgan Freeman

 

Category: Humor, Sports, Weekend

What the World Cup Tells Us About Investing Models

  “All models are wrong; some are useful.” – George E. P. Box   The quote above comes from George Box. He was a brilliant statistician and professor, who thought long and hard about the use and misuse of statistics. I was reminded of Box this weekend while watching the thrilling World Cup final between…Read More

Category: Investing, Mathematics, Sports

Smartest Spenders in Sports 2014

Cool interactive graphic: Click for an interactive Source: Businessweek

Category: Sports

75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s speech

Your browser does not support iframes. Source: MLB

Category: Sports, Weekend

U.S. Soccer: Flip the Script

Yesterday’s loss, as painful as it was to watch, was really a thing of beauty. As overmatched as the US team was, they managed to make it into overtime where they finally succumbed to the superior Belgium team. Despite the mismatch, regulation time ended in a tie. There were opportunities and possibilities of an upset….Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend

World Cup Football Isn’t Normally This Exciting

Source: The Economist

Category: Sports

New Yorker: Cheating at the Beautiful Game

Source: NewYorker.com

Category: Sports, Weekend

World Cup of Everything Else

The WSJ has an insane chart of just about any factor you could think of to slice and dice the World Cup competitors.   Click for insane interactive graphic Source: WSJ

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Sports

John Oliver: FIFA and the World Cup

John Oliver’s excitement for the World Cup is tempered by knowing information about FIFA, the organization that produces it. John details the problems with the upcoming tournament and the staggering allegations of corruption against FIFA. Hilarious:

Category: Sports, Weekend

Congratulations, You Were Drafted. Prepare To Go Broke.

Professional athletes need to learn to keep their finances in good shape Barry Ritholtz, Washington Post, May 30, 2014     Michael Sam made sports history when the St. Louis Rams made him the first openly gay player to be drafted into the National Football League. If he is smart, he can join another elite…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Sports