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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – February 6th, 2018

Football: FiveThirtyEight on How The Eagles Went From Catastrophe To Champion In Two Years. Football Perspective writes that Tom Brady Had The Best Passing Performance In Super Bowl In History. Football Outsiders’ Aggressiveness Index 2017. Football Perspective examines Belichick, Pederson, and Coaching Experience In The Playoffs. Neil Greenberg finds The Patriots are not ready for life after Tom Brady.

Baseball: FanGraphs says This Is the Slowest Offseason Ever. But wonders Is the Slowest Offseason Ever Just a Blip? Baseball Prospectus Cold Takes: Command and Conquer. Bill James wraps his look at the best 3rd baseman of all time and starts his review of shortstops. Brian Mills and Steven Salaga paper tests the integration of umpire decisions on ball-strike calls into the betting market. Baseball Prospectus Feature: Updating Pitch Tunnels.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus writes about The misplaced fear of 3-pointers. Nylon Calculus: Could the Warriors plus LeBron James go undefeated?

College Basketball: Fancy Stats presents the Three reasons Purdue’s offense has torched college basketball this season.

Lacrosse: Moneyball Lacrosse’s Stats Are For Losers: Ian MacKay Posts Zero Assists.

Tennis: Stephanie Kovalchik analyzes the change that is planned is to drop seeds at Grand Slams from 32 to 16.

Your moment of R: Ronald Yurko, Samuel Ventura, Maksim Horowitz paper on nflWAR: A Reproducible Method for Offensive Player Evaluation in Football.

Conferences:  The Sports Analytics Meetup February 15th in Melbourne. The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference February 23rd and 24th in Boston.

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