Lamar Jackson: Looking ahead by looking back

January 15, 2020

At the beginning of the NFL playoffs, the Ravens were the consensus favorite to win their third Super Bowl. They were dominant on both sides of the ball during the regular season, tying an NFL record with 12 players elected to the Pro Bowl. None were more important to the team’s success than quarterback Lamar Jackson. However, things did not come to fruition, as the Ravens fell to the upstart…


Parity in the NBA

November 12, 2019

Going into this NBA season, there has been a lot of talk about how much more evenly matched the league has become. With the departure of Kevin Durant from the Warriors, the leaps and bounds made by the Clippers over the offseason, and the general improvements made by many of the league’s least successful teams, there seems to be much more parity than there was in the previous year. The…


Usage Rates

June 27, 2019

What is the relationship among usage rating, minutes per game, and  games played per season for the twenty most highly rated usage NBA players over the last five seasons?  Our hypothesis was that higher usage rating will lead to higher minutes played and more games played.  However, we thought that players with a high usage rating will rarely play a full 82 game season due to increased vulnerability to injury….