Football: FiveThirtyEight asks Are The Browns Really Going To Go 0-16? (Update: No.). Football Outsiders’ Week 16 Quick Reads.
Baseball: FanGraphs looks at How Bad a Pitch-Framer Could Possibly Be. The Hardball Times says that Pitch Framing Was Doomed From the Start. Bill James Online looks at Cannon Arms in 2016. The Hardball Times On Players’ and Coaches’ Skepticism of Defensive Metrics. Baseball Prospectus Deep, But Playable: Datum Kershaw by Craig Goldstein. FanGraphs on What a Peak Year From Mike Trout Would Look Like. FiveThirtyEight writes that The 2016 Cubs Won Just Like The 1997 Marlins Did. Baseball Prospectus’ Baseball Therapy: Worrying About the Money by Russell A. Carleton.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus on Visualizing lineup balance and understanding team fit. FiveThirtyEight says The Cavs And Warriors Might Be Doing This Finals Thing For A Long Time. Nylon Calculus Week 8 in Review: Displaced centers and luck.
College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy chronicles The evolution of end-game customs.
Soccer: StatsBomb Best of 2016.
Your moment of R: BaseballWithR offers up code to gather Stolen Base Insights from 2016 Retrosheet Data. Googly: An interactive app for analyzing IPL players, matches and teams using R package yorkr.
MOOCs: Wayne Winston’s Math behind Moneyball course has started up again on Coursera.
Conferences: Hockey Graphs and Vancouver Canucks Co-Host Vancouver Hockey Analytics Conference 2017 on March 11, 2017. The Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference to be held July 13 at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.