Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – December 31st, 2019

Football: The Extra Point blog examines When teams are being more aggressive on fourth down. Football Outsiders’ Final 2019 DVOA Ratings. Football Perspective with the Complete List of Players On NFL All-Century Team (#NFL100). FiveThirtyEight on What The Final Week Of The NFL Season Tells Us About The Playoffs. The SIS blog Introduces the turnover assist stat. Eric Eager’s PFF Data Study: Can we predict hot starts? EdjSports Final 2019 Coach Rankings.

College Football: FiveThirtyEight on What To Watch For In The College Football Playoff Semifinals. Football Outsiders’ Seventh Day Adventure: Bowl Spectacular Part III.

Baseball:  Baseball Prospectus Best of BP: The Baseball Is Juiced (Again). Mark Simon announces The Fielding Bible All-Decade Team. Tom Tango looks to answer How low can replacement level go? Beyond the Box Score on How MLB teams win despite losing. Tom Tango on Weighted Enhanced Game Score. FanGraphs’ Jay Jaffe’s 2020 Hall of Fame Virtual Ballot. The best of Beyond the Box Score in 2019.

College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s Hoop Vision Weekly: Holiday Hoops & Goodbye 2010s (HV Weekly 12/27/2019).

Soccer: StatsBomb on VARtual reality: Why offside VAR calls feel so bad even though they haven’t changed the game.

Tennis: Tennis Abstract writes about Grand Slam Prize Money Whack-a-Mole. Tennis Abstract discuses Rethinking Match Results as Probabilities.

General: FiveThirtyEight’s Best — And Worst — Of Pro Sports In The 2010s.

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