Data, football clubs & the amateur enthusiast

A visit to the third Optapro Analytics Forum in London

Off to Boston, and #SSAC16

From Dublin to Boston for the 2016 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. There will be nerding.

Sports awards and the Ballon d’Or

And the importance of an open ballot, something FIFA actually gets right.

Sporting Spies

A column about sporting spying, theft and subterfuge. Featuring Munster, footballs in clothes dryers, and Moe Berg.

The Rare Beauty of the Unconventional Weapon

Pat Venditte, ambidextrous MLB pitcher, and other tales of sporting advantage.

Fear the Beard: it’s Boston vs St Louis

A look ahead to the 2013 World Series, starting tonight.

Jan 13th – Podcast – Mom & Apple Pie

The panel discuss Lance Armstrong, doping and the MLB Hall of Fame… Read more...

League Championship Series Week on TV…

It’s ALCS and NLCS time in the world of Major League Baseball with the winner of each facing each other in the 2011 World Series.

Detroit faces Texas in the ALCS with the Rangers leading the series 1-0. Over in the National League it’s the Brewers holding a 1-0 lead over St.… Read more...

This Week’s Playoff Baseball…

After a weekend of playoff baseball action here’s the state of the Division Series in both leagues.

American League Division Series (best of five games)
Detroit and New York are tied 1-1.
Texas and Tampa Bay are tied 1-1.

National League Division Series (best of five games)
St.…

MLB Playoffs on TV – American League

After a welcome break on Thursday following Wednesday’s truly remarkable night of baseball, the playoffs are here. The American League Division Series starts tonight with the National League starting tomorrow.

Rays @ Rangers (10:07 pm)

Friday sees the Wild Card winning Tampa Bay Rays travel to Arlington to play the Texas Rangers, AL West champs.… Read more...