Football: FiveThirtyEight says Cam Newton Never Had A Chance. FiveThirtyEight takes you Inside One Of The Best Defensive Matchups In Super Bowl History. FiveThirtyEight says These Broncos Look Nothing Like The Broncos Of Two Years Ago.
College Football: Football Study Hall says Believe it or not, Alabama has been the best team in college football over the last 5 years. Football Study Hall on College football’s imbalance of recruiting power. Football Study Hall asks Do bye weeks actually help?
Baseball: FanGraphs on David Ortiz and the Greatest Age-40 Season Ever. Baseball Prospectus on Two New Looks at Umpires and Racial Bias. The Hardball Times with The Slider: A Visual Analysis. FanGraphs writes about The End of the Terrible Number-Two Hitter. Baseball Prospectus wonders What Comes After Sabermetrics? FanGraphs on The Most Difficult Homer In Baseball. Baseball Prospectus On the Conflict Between Aesthetic and Tactical Optimality. FanGraphs with Exit Velocity, Part I: On the Import of Exit Velocity for Hitters, Exit Velocity, Part II: Looking for a Repeatable Skill and Exit Velocity, Part III: Applying Meaning to the Data. FanGraphs on How the Teams Were Built.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus invites you to Watch: The history of NBA scoring leaders. Nylon Calculus publishes the Player Tracking Plus Minus (PT-PM) Top Thirty. Hardwood Paroxysm points out that Dwyane Wade’s shot blocking is legendary.
Soccer: StatsBomb on Stokelona: Where Myth meets Reality and Leicester And Liverpool: When Things Work Out And When They Don’t.
Conferences: Speakers announced for the 2016 OptaPro Analytics Forum February 10th in London. Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2016 tickets are on sale now. Registration is now available for the SABR Analytics Conference March 10-12. The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit is set for April 13-14. The SPEIA Basketball Analytics Summit to be held April 15-16 at UNC.