They don’t call it ‘small ball’ for nothing: the 2022 Golden State Warriors, with an average height of 77.63 inches among their top 8 players in terms of total playoff minutes played, are now officially the shortest team to ever win an NBA Championship, dating back to 1980. Because I’m a huge stat nerd, I… Read More Odd Fact: The 2022 Warriors Are Now the Shortest Team to Ever Win an NBA Championship
We are now entering year 8 of the College Football playoff era. Starting 2014, college football adopted a 4-team playoff format, discarding the old BCS formula that simply pitted #1 vs. #2 in the National Championship Game. Although I’ve written at length about why I think the CFP has, seemingly paradoxically, decreased parity in college… Read More The 5 Greatest Playoff Games of the CFP Era
Watching last night’s Chargers-Raiders game, I had to keep reminding myself that Justin Herbert is a rookie. He looks like a perennial top-5 QB who has been in the league 7-8 years. Look at his highlight reel from last night: He’s making throws that rookies don’t normally make. Normally, with rookie and even 2nd/3rd year… Read More Is Justin Herbert the Best Rookie QB Ever?