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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – August 8th, 2017

Football: FiveThirtyEight says Tom Brady Will Be Bad Eventually. Football Perspective analysis shows Defensive Rookies of the Year Are Almost Always High Draft Picks and Offensive Rookies of the Year Are Usually High Draft Picks, Too. Football Perspectives writes about Isaiah Crowell, T.J. Yeldon, and Special Teams Yards.

College Football: Associated Press piece on Analytics spreading through college football.

Baseball: FanGraphs on the Dodgers’ Pursuit of the All-Time Win Record. FiveThirtyEight says The Dodgers Have A Real Chance To Break The All-Time Wins Record. Bill James on Luck: The Career Won-Lost Record, Lucky Bastards, Rabbit’s Foot Seasons and Tough Luck Seasons. Baseball Prospectus Cold Takes: The Strike Zone Exile. The Hardball Times with MLB’s Rookies of the Year, Visualized. BeyondTheBoxScore Explores extra innings. FanGraphs asks Should More Clubs Buy and Sell?

Basketball: NBA Math Ranks the Point Guards of the 2000s by NBA Math’s Total Points Added. Nylon Calculus on the complex legacy of the “pure” point guard. Nylon Calculus believes Ian Clark can hit open jumpers for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Soccer: StatsBomb’s 2017-18 Ligue 1 Season Preview. American Soccer Analysis with The Union’s Problem With Shots and the Wizardry of Diego Valeri. FiveThirtyEight acknowledges The Neymar Deal Was Certainly Crazy. But Was It Smart?

Hockey: Hockey Graphs Introduces Weighted Points Above Replacement – Part 2.

Lacrosse: Moneyball Lacrosse Warning: Do Not Slide from Ryan Brown.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR looks at Home Team Advantage in Strikes.

Conferences: Rick Hahn, Ben Cherington, and Others from Saber Seminar.

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