Does Sharknado Crack The Shitty Movie Hall Of Fame?

There's been a lot of press surrounding last night's Syfy debut of Sharknado 2: The Second One. Which makes sense, given that last year's original was a smash success (as far as these types of movies go), and the sequel takes place in New York, where there's not just a high concentration of media members, but a high… » 7/31/14 2:54pm Today 2:54pm

Colin Kaepernick And Russell Wilson Get The Most Out Of Completions

Passing in the NFL comes in any number of flavors, but the general trend has been an emphasis more efficiency, higher completion percentage, and overall, shorter passes. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady and all those guys. But Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson don't have time for all that. » 7/30/14 6:02pm Yesterday 6:02pm

The Pitch Counts The Best And Worst Hitters Swing On

All hitters approach the plate differently depending on where they sit in the count. But great hitters and poor hitters differ in how often they swing in certain situations. Using TAv as a measurement, Baseball Prospectus took a look at how swing rates differ between the best hitters and worst hitters based on where… » 7/22/14 4:17pm 7/22/14 4:17pm

Introducing The Three-Point Line Benefited Big Men Most

After the NBA introduced the three-point line in 1979, it would have been be intuitive to assume that guards, who shot a disproportionate amount of the new and more efficient three-point shots, benefitted most from it. But a new study from the Journal of Sports Economics claims that after the three-pointer was… » 7/21/14 1:40pm 7/21/14 1:40pm

The Cavs Are The First Team In Over 25 Years To Have Four No. 1 Picks

With the addition of LeBron James, and assuming that no one is traded from now until the first game (which is obviously not a certainty), the Cleveland Cavaliers will become the first NBA team in more than 25 years to have four number one draft picks playing on the same team. » 7/11/14 6:24pm 7/11/14 6:24pm

Where Does David Ortiz Really Rank Among The All-Time Home Run Hitters?

David Ortiz hit his 450th home run late last month, moving him to 37th on the career home runs list. There's no doubt Ortiz has had a great career. But his are home runs in an era of home runs—and performance enhancers. He blends into his environment, that is to say. Since home runs were more infrequent in earlier… » 7/08/14 12:27pm 7/08/14 12:27pm

David Ortiz Thinks The Cubs Stink Because Of Day Games. Do They?

David Ortiz recently blamed the Cubs' consistent inability to win games on the team's penchant for scheduling day games. "When you come down to the Cubs' schedule it's a game-changer, believe it or not," Ortiz said. "They play so many day games at home and then they have to travel to another city and adjust themselves… » 7/03/14 11:46am 7/03/14 11:46am

Based On Their Draft Picks, How Good Should The Cavs Be Next Year?

We have every reason to expect that the Cavs will improve over the next few years, especially since team is stocked with young, talented lottery packs. But given its draft position the last few years, how good could we have expected the Cavs to get? And how much of the improvement that any high-lottery team shows is… » 7/02/14 1:28pm 7/02/14 1:28pm