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Another week, another Wednesday Web Roundup.  We hope you’ve recovered from your Super Bowl hangovers.   First this week, some light reading on everybody’s favorite discussion: College conference realignment.  Apparently, the Big XII is thinking about, well, becoming XII again, up from their current X.  Rumor has it that BYU, Cincinnati, UConn, or the directional Florida schools are the most likely to jump.  Check that out over on The Sporting News.   Second this week, a dandy from the KHL All Star Game skills competition in Moscow.  Unbelievable puckhandling.  For the record, the KHL All Star Game ended up with […]

Wednesday Web Roundup for February 9, 2016   Recently updated!


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Numbers have somewhat bounced back this week after the winter storm that shook the east coast a couple of weeks ago, overall average attendance is slightly up this week.  Where the attendance changes are mostly seen are on the bottom of the list, however, as fewer teams drew sub 1000 compared to last week (only 16 this week, 33 last week) and the lowest attended game of the week still had more than 400. Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 35 Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. South Carolina State vs Coppin State – Despite being near the […]

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The definitive chart: Should you just take the delay of game penalty or should you call a timeout
You’re going to a Super Bowl party tonight for Super Bowl 50.  You know your stuff about football, but you want to have some interesting insights so that people will respect you as ONE SMART DUDE.  Alternatively, you’re hosting a Super Bowl party and want to have something to discuss with your buddies pre-game. We’re here to help. Sort of. Let’s talk about some football names.  Here’s an article we did last week about the most common names to play in a Super Bowl.  Let’s talk about some football logos. Here’s a composite image of every team’s logo from founding […]

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2nd Edition of the Wednesday Web Roundup, and here’s what we have.   First off, we have a simple hour and twenty minute Youtube video for you. What about, you ask? It’s just the highest scoring game of all time as Troy State defeated DeVry (yes, DeVry) 258-141.  That’s even with a 45 second shot clock. For some light reading on the game, check this out.  Otherwise: enjoy!     Secondly, your highlight from the last week, in a little shorter video. Congratulations to Arizona Coyotes representative-turned-Montreal-Canadien-turned-St-John’s-Icecaps-forward John Scott on winning MVP of the NHL All Star Game.   https://cdn.streamable.com/video/mp4-mobile/1jpj.mp4

Wednesday Web Roundup for February 2, 2016


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Numbers have somewhat bounced back this week after the winter storm that shook the east coast a couple of weeks ago, overall average attendance is slightly up this week.  Where the attendance changes are mostly seen are on the bottom of the list, however, as fewer teams drew sub 1000 compared to last week (only 16 this week, 33 last week) and the lowest attended game of the week still had more than 400. Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 16 Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Fairleigh-Dickinson vs St Francis (PA) 523 showed up to see […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance Week 13, The Best and the Worst


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The Super Bowl is only just over a week away, which means that next week, you will get all the Super Bowl coverage you could possibly imagine. But rather than simply looking forward to one game, I decided to take a look back at the history of the game in it’s most fundamental piece: the players. And by looking at the players, I decided to take a look at the most fundamental piece of the players: their names.   Methodology note: All data is from starting lineups as listed on Pro Football Reference. List excludes Kickers and Punters (sorry guys, […]

Super Bowl Names: An Analysis of Every First Name that ...



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Trying something a little different this week with some of the things I’ve found from around the web in the last week that may be of interest to you.   The theme this week is clearly baseball, as both articles come from varying Orioles-related influences, the first is a data driven article by Derek Arnold of Eutaw Street report which talks about the potential impacts of a strike zone change, and how the metrics have led to the point where the strike zone change discussion needs to happen.  You can read that article here.    The second is a little […]

Wednesday Web Roundup for January 27, 2016


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Numbers are down big this week, likely due to a major snowstorm that enveloped the east coast. That being said, this week has a first. A team making the list twice in the bottom 3 in attendance! This is almost as good as the US sweeping the podium at the Olympics. Almost. First off, a sum of all the games with low attendance this week: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 33   The top 3? 3. Bryant vs St. Francis (PA) – This game took place on Thursday night in Smithfield, RI, before the snow was coming down. Even still, the […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance Week 12: The Best and Worst


Cameron Indoor Stadium: A big help or not so much?
As the 2015-16 College Basketball season passes its halfway point, it’s worth taking a look at the value of a home game.  Various people have done it in the past, but none of it has been updated for 2015-16, and we’ll look at how best to do it. First off, we’ll take every game played this season and take the average home score versus the average visitor score, you’ll see that home court advantage is worth approximately 9.5 points, with the home team scoring an average of 76.95 and the visitor scoring an average of 67.45 points this year.  So that’s it, the […]

What is Home Court Advantage Worth in College Basketball?



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Editor note: Today’s post is by AMSTS’ newest contributor, “AirBall”.  Japanese baseball is a blast – I recommend taking in a game if you ever have the chance. The crowd is incredibly committed, and if you’re not Japanese you’ll probably be on the Jumbotron a few times. The best part? You’ll be able to watch the players of your childhood jogging around the bases (I’m looking at you, Tuffy Rhodes). I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the Yomiuri Giants beat the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in the Tokyo Dome. But where is Yomiuri? And what is a “Nippon-Ham Fighter”?     It […]

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The semester is now in full swing across the nation, giving tons of fans of [INSERT YOUR SCHOOL HERE] no excuses as to why they drew so poorly. Despite what fans of [INSERT YOUR SCHOOL HERE] think, I have nothing against the fine people of [INSERT YOUR SCHOOL HERE].  Anyway, let’s take a look at the numbers this week. Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 14 The three lowest attended games of the week? NOW WITH BONUS FOURTH GAME OF THE WEEK 4. New Orleans vs Incarnate Word – The Cardinals of Incarnate Word have only been in Division 1 since 2013, […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance Week 11: Highs and Lows of the ...


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The major news story of the week for football fans everywhere was the announcement that the St. Louis Rams would be moving to Los Angeles, and the option that the San Diego Chargers may exercise to also move to LA.  And, if the Chargers decide not to move, the Raiders getting the option after that to move to LA.  Disheartening for fans in multiple metro areas, but what would the league look like if they had imposed a ban on teams playing outside of the metropolitan area that they were founded in?  Let’s take a look.   Before we get to […]

What the NFL Would Look Like if Teams Were Not ...