Twenty-six! Coincidently, close to the score of this Thursday night game (3-6) at the time of writing.

This week has a good mix of sports. With college basketball tipping off, I included a research paper that should be used in determining at-large teams for March Madness, as well as what NBA execs think is the best-advanced stat. NFL has a new measurement for defensive explosiveness, an R tutorial that tries to understand how shifts have impacted batting averages, and a walkthrough of how metrics can appear misleading, but insightful if you keep asking questions, this one involving women's soccer.

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