Chart: Which MLB Fans Suck At Supporting Winning Teams?

This graph, from Harley Ellenberger, charts MLB home attendance and winning percentage throughout the season. As expected, the Red Sox, Cubs, and Yankees had solid attendance despite missing the playoffs, and no one went to see the Astros or Rays. But what's most amusing is that despite making their first playoff… » 9/30/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Chart: Stadium Distance From Downtown In Four-Sport Cities

This chart from Redditor jamintime shows distance between stadiums and downtowns in cities with NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL franchises. Google Maps was used to track distance and define downtown and stadium locations. In cities with multiple pro teams in the same sport, the closest stadium to downtown was used. This chart… » 9/29/14 6:04pm Monday 6:04pm

E.J. Manuel Was The Most Catastrophic Quarterback Of Week 4

E.J. Manuel played poorly Sunday, completing only 47.7 percent of his passes and throwing two interceptions. While box score summaries can sometimes hide clutch play in critical situations that wasn't the case here. According to data from Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics, Manuel accounted for two of the… » 9/29/14 11:55am Monday 11:55am

New Baseball Cards Visualize Advanced Stats

The image above comes from a new line of sabermetric-inspired baseball cards. According to SportTechie, the cards are a partnership between Bloomberg Sports and Topps. The cards feature home run spray charts for hitters and strikeout pitch location for pitchers. » 9/25/14 4:37pm 9/25/14 4:37pm

The SEC Really Does Get The Best Players

This weekend, college football's conference play begins in earnest. Fans love to talk trash about which conference would thrash which other conferences, and which have the most talent, or are the most successful, or would, if presented the opportunity, perpetrate the most egregious anatomical impossibilities on the… » 9/25/14 1:12pm 9/25/14 1:12pm

Vince Wilfork's Ping-Pong INT Was The Most Disruptive Play In Week 3

Deep in New England territory with less than a minute to go, the Raiders had a chance to send the game into overtime with a touchdown. But Derek Carr's pass bounced out of the hands of his receiver Denarius Moore and wound up in the arms of Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. The interception was the most… » 9/23/14 11:08am 9/23/14 11:08am

Colin Kaepernick Was The Most Disastrous Quarterback In Week 2

Colin Kaepernick had an awful game Sunday night throwing three interceptions, fumbling once, and getting sacked four times. Sometimes, broad game stats can mask situational competence, but not here. According to data from Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics, Kaerpernick's interception at the beginning of the… » 9/15/14 3:22pm 9/15/14 3:22pm

When Do Most No-Hitters Get Broken Up?

No-hitters have hit dead ball era rates, and every other week it seems like some random pitcher is staring down a chance at a no-hitter late in a game. So Zachary Levine of Baseball Prospectus did the grunt work of tracking down just how likely a no-hitter is to be broken up on any given out, and how likely you are to… » 9/12/14 1:43pm 9/12/14 1:43pm

Jay Cutler Was The Most Catastrophic Quarterback Of Week 1

Sunday's box score shows that Jay Cutler threw two interceptions and his team lost to the Bills. What it doesn't show is just how much of a nightmare Cutler inflicted on his team's chances. According to data from Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics, Cutler was responsible for three of the top six most… » 9/08/14 4:18pm 9/08/14 4:18pm