Football: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective says No Matter Your Definition, Matt Ryan Should Be MVP. Football Outsiders agrees that Matt Ryan Is the 2016 NFL MVP.
College Football: FiveThirtyEight on Which Bowls Are Usually The Best — And Worst? FiveThirtyEight asks Is Deshaun Watson Better Than Lamar Jackson? Depends On What Skills You Value.
Baseball: FanGraphs’ Sunday Notes: HoF Balloting, Managers, Pitchers Hitting, Spud, more. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: Radial wOBA by Launch Angle+Speed. BeyondTheBoxScore writes In the players’ defense of why we shouldn’t discard “the eye test” in our search for truth in baseball.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus on whether Russell Westbrook producing more than Michael Jordan.
College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy’s Basketball Diary: December 2016.
Hockey: HockeyAnalysis.com writes that Predictive Analyics have failed Hockey Analytics. HockeyGraphs Eye on the Entry Draft: Which teams are set for future success? HockeyGraphs with Coaching Analysis Part 2: Metropolitan Division.
Soccer: StatsBomb on Reinstating the Swansea Way.
MOOCs: Wayne Winston’s Math behind Moneyball course has started up again on Coursera.