Posts filed under “Sports”

2010 World Cup Rankings

Terrific interactive data dump in the Sunday NYT, ranking various FIFA world cup teams by 10 separate metrics:

FIFA world ranking
Goals per game
Goals allowed per game
Shots per game
Shots on goal per game
Touches per game
Touches allowed per game
Touch difference per game
Touches in attack
Touches resulting in complete pass

2010 World Cup Rankings

click for interactive table

Note– the print version, which is also color coded, is far superior to the digital version.

Category: Digital Media, Sports, Weekend

Lakers: Back to Back Titles

Awesome game 7 of the NBA Finals – Got home from a Minyanville event around 10:15 pm. Watched the first half of the game on Tivo — by the the time the 2nd half started, I was caught up with the live game. Just a terrific series. ~~~ Of course, this means 4 hours sleep…Read More

Category: Sports

World Cup and Economics 2010

As much as I bust the chops of GS management for their gaffes and lack of judgment, I still have to admire Goldman for putting together this research report on World Cup and Economics 2010. Good stuff. > World Cup 2010 Doc

Category: Sports, Think Tank

US Entertainment Spending

Via Visual Economics, is this enormo info graphic showing how Americans spend their entertainment dollars:

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click for ginormous version

Embedded version after the jump

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Category: Digital Media, Film, Sports, Television, Weekend

Sports Heaven: Lakers/Celtics; World Cup

I rarely talk sports, but I am about to enter my own version of sports heaven. The Lakers vs. Celtics Finals are sure to be a blast. As a long suffering Knicks fan — a bud had season tickets during the Ewing-Oakley-Starks era — I appreciate good bball, and this is sure to deliver that….Read More

Category: Sports

The United Countries of Baseball

Since its Spring . . . via Sly Oyster

Category: Sports, Weekend

Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages

Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936. Source: NYT

Category: Sports, Weekend

IOC Copyright Idiocy Drives Company to Poetry

UVEX, the ski goggle maker, got a nastygram from an Olympics Committee IP lawyer, forbidding them from using any images — or even mentioning — that gold medal winner Lindsey Vonn uses their equipment. Blonde Who Uses Our Stuff Wins Downhill (Last Name Rhymes With “Bonn”) There once was a lawyer from the IOC, who…Read More

Category: Intellectual Property, Sports, Weekend

Tuesday Reads

Fascinating stuff on the intertubes today: • Fischer Speaking Means Bernanke Listening When Rates Fluctuate (Bloomberg) • Are the Dollar Bears Too Bullish? (Barron’s) • Commercial RE Values Off 43% From 2007 Peak (Globe ST) • Amazon vs Wal-Mart Price War (NYT) see also Round-Up of Holiday Spending Surveys, Reports (Panzner) • Fed Said to…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Sports

MVPs – Kobe & LeBron (Three Rings)

Very funny:

Category: Humor, Sports, Weekend