March NBA Power Rankings

March NBA Power Rankings

Hey Now – welcome to my March 2019 NBA Power rankings.

The top 4 from last month hold on to their spots although, each came back to the pack slightly however.  The 5th team represents one of the biggest movers – the Houston Rockets are up 4 spots to number 5.

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NFL Meta Mock Draft

NFL 2019 Meta Mock Draft

Now that the NFL Scouting Combine hype machine has come to a close, I thought it would be a good time to send out my scrapy agents to gather mock draft opinions from across the web.

I collected a variety of 2019 NFL mock draft lists from dozens of sources, well known and otherwise.  I ran this data through some Python magic to create a meta mock draft.

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Popularity of Sports Leagues

Sports Leagues Popularity

As my bots continue to bring me data from all across the interwebs I am constantly thinking about interesting questions to ask it.

As I have been focused on numbers generated by various sports leagues I began to wonder about the popularity of these various leagues themselves…

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February 2019 Power Rankings

NBA Power Rankings February 2019

I have recently been inspired to write code of interest to the legal sports book industry again.  Disclaimer – I have nothing to do with placing bets, taking bets, money exchanges for bets, or anything else to do with actual betting.

What I am almost obsessed with is sports betting odds, probabilities, rankings, etc.  Of course when this kind of data is turned into information it can be of great value to the sports betting industry…

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The NBA PPR MoneyBall Edition

The NBA PPR – Money Ball Edition

The other day I re-wrote my NBA player ranking algorithm so that it was more commiserate with my current Python skills.  While my coding is significantly better, the basic idea was the same: take the available advanced analytics and determine who really are the most effective players in the NBA.

While I am more confident that this years version better identifies the best on court performances,  I realize it only tells part of the story.

With all apologies to my 15 year old self, basketball is a business.

To that end, I decided to see if I could identify the players that were the best values.  That is – what teams are paying vs. the return they are getting on the court.

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The History of NFL Scores

The History of NFL Scores

There have been 16,116 NFL games played all time as of this writing.  As best I can tell anyway…

There seems to be some disagreement about the exact total.  There are also some games that were played from which there is no recorded info.

That being said there is still allot of data available – we are talking about games that go back to the Rochester Jeffersons after all.

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