# Tag: math

### What Is To Blame For Third Period Collapses?

A complete look at all of the reasons for the Leafs' various third period collapses.

Will the lessons of Gilbert Brule echo with Oilers fans?

### The Rays Rotation and BABIP

James Shields' BABIP and inning totals over each of the last four seasons: 2006: .332 (124.2) 2007: .292 (215) 2008: .292 (215, not a misprint) 2009: .317 (219.2) League average BABIP...

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##### Fanshot

Caught this in the Celtics Notebook, via the K Bros. Apparently Rasheed is picking up technicals at a fantastic rate--faster, possibly, than even the rate at which he is taking shots inside the arc. So the Celtics Notebook extrapolates how many technicals he would pick up in a full 82-game season, assuming he doesn't miss any games due to injury, personal matters, or, you know, the suspensions from the technicals that the Notebook itself points out that he'd draw.

### Two Days/I'm an Idiot

A different youtube video every day, just to get you sufficiently pumped. Props to whoever recorded this. There's nothing like a college football student section (except maybe a college basketball...

### Early May Update on Carlos Pena's Homerun Total

We did this a while ago, may as well do it again. Let's see what homerun range Carlos Pena is looking at. Balls in play over the last two years: 2007: 355 2008: 328 Amount of...

### People Will Never Accept Advanced Statistics (Or: You Can't Win If You Don't Buy A Ticket)

People as a whole will never accept advanced statistics because they are bad at math. The MSN website has an article up on it's main page right now talking about the odds of winning the lottery;...

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### As the graph says, probabilities of the Brewers winning X amount of games. The first 99.99% mark...

As the graph says, probabilities of the Brewers winning X amount of games. The first 99.99% mark is 52 games, then it goes to 60 and then increments by 5. This is using a binomial distribution based on my WAR projections, which give a win% of .538 Larger version here: http://img.imgcake.com/brewerprobabilities.jpg

### 2002 vs. 2008: The Ohio State Buckeyes Offense

I had originally written several paragraphs about how there are some Ohio State fans who need to relax. I mean, sure, the team isn't as awesome as we'd all hoped, but they aren't bad. They're 6-1,...

### It's Halftime, Let's Take A Look At The Stats

We're halfway through the season (time flies, doesn't it?), which makes this a reasonable time to take a look at some statistics. It's always interesting to compare what we think we know about the...

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