Posts filed under “Sports”

Federal Judge: Poker Is A Game Of Skill, Not Luck

Judge Rules Poker Is A Game Of Skill, Not Luck
Mike Pesca
NPR, August 22, 2012

Category: Sports, Weekend

Medal Math

Via Carl Bialik, this interesting break down of Olympic medals:   Source: WSJ

Category: Mathematics, Sports, Weekend

WSJ Interview: Michael Phelps Exits the Pool

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic medalist ever, talks with WSJ’s Andy Jordan about what he plans to do in retirement, whether he would ever swim in open water races, and even whether he has ever relieved himself in the pool.

Category: Sports, Weekend

Alex Tanney Trick Shot Quarterback

Trick Shot Quarterback, Alex Tanney was signed yesterday by the KC Chiefs. Regardless of setting the NCAA Division III record for passing with 14,249 yards, the NCAA record for touchdowns with 157, and only throwing 30 interceptions in college, Tanney had gone undrafted Hat tip kottke

Category: Sports, Weekend

Death & Disarray at the Horse Track

Some say a culture of drugs and lax regulation at race tracks is behind the nation’s high fatality rate for horses.

Breakdown: Part One


Jockeys are on the front lines of the risky business of horse racing. Twenty-four horses a week die at racetracks around the country.

Breakdown: Part Two

Source: Mangled Horses, Maimed Jockeys

Category: Sports, Video

Court Vision: Mapping Positions on NBA Courts

Over at CourtVision, Kirk Goldsberry is establishing a “spatially informed baseline and to map every shooter in the league against an average shooter.” While he has lots of work to complete on this taskk, its already yielded some interesting visuals of each of the 5 positions: Composite shooting charts. These are the combined shooting data…Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend

2003 College Scouting Report: Eli Manning

For fans, this is Ernie Acorsi’s 2003 scouting report to the Mara family on why the NY Giants should reach out for Eli Manning. Incredibly accurate insights. Hat tip Arthur Cashin, UBS ~~~ Subject: Arcorsi’s note to Mara from ole miss from 2003 WEARS LEFT KNEE BRACE… DURING PREGAME WARMUP, DIDN’T LOOK LIKE HE HAD…Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend

Most Mentioned NFL Players on “SportsCenter”

click for full graphic > Hat tip Flowing Data

Category: Digital Media, Sports, Weekend

MFG Account Vaporization Playbook

Just in time for the big game, via Colonel Flick: > click for larger graphic

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Sports

Is It True: The Dangers of the Double-Dip

As Super Bowl fans gather around the TV and the chip bowl, some will probably be guilty of double-dipping those chips. In this latest “Is It True” segment, WSJ’s Christina Tsuei finds out whether double-dipping is really such a health hazard.

2/1/2012 9:03:05 PM

Category: Humor, Sports, Television, Video