Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – September 22, 2015

Football: Wall St. Journal – Steelers Opt for Two-Point Conversions, Elating Stats Geeks. StatsByLopez blog post on Discretionary penalties in the NFL. The New York Times on Young Quarterbacks Produce Rare Win-Win-Win-Win Situation.

Baseball: Baseball Reference Player Linker Tool. Wall St. Journal Q&A with Billy Beane and Bill James. FiveThirtyEight.com says Stats Can’t Tell Us Whether Mike Trout Or Josh Donaldson Should Be MVP. FanGraphs on Joey Votto on Aging.

Your moment of R: Paul Hiemstra R course material. From Hardball Times, A Short(-ish) Introduction to Using R Packages for Baseball Research.

Check out these Pythons:  Savvas Tjortjoglou blog post How to Track NBA Player Movements in Python. Python modules for parsing team, player and game stats from NFL.com.

Conferences: OnDeck 2015 in NYC. Program for this weekend’s New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports (NESSIS).

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