Let's take a moment of silence for the last weekend until August with multiple football games on TV.
A rare appearance for rugby this week, a double-dose of baseball (I'm getting that itch!), NBA stars are starring, and a soccer piece rounds out the starting five this week. Enjoy!
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This Week's Lineup
The Data Behind the Greatest Try Ever Scored
Rugby fun! This one explains a memorable Try that occurred 50 years ago.
Rolen Into Cooperstown
Rolen became the seventh player since 1966 to gain entry by five or fewer votes. Impressive he made it given he received only 10% of the votes when he first appeared in 2018.
‘The SNL of Sabermetrics’: How a group of message-board misfits changed baseball ($)
Long form piece details how message-board misfits changed baseball forever.
NBA Stars Are Going Ba-na-na-s
The NBA’s biggest stars have irrefutably treated us to the best collective leading performances in the league’s history so far this year.
Explaining the Box to Box Midfielder – Player Role Analysis
Heat map illustrations help explain the role of box-to-box midfielders with commentary.
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