86th issue, welcome new subscribers.
Feeling like I'm 86 as I'm making increasing the size of the text in the browser to make it easier to read...no shame.
NFL combine correlation read is a good one to lead off. World Baseball Classic sees two pieces, a narrative setter for men's and women's March Madness, and XFL makes an appearance for the finale. I included a double dose from 538 this week due to the timeliness of the content, but typically I like to avoid this, whoops.
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This Week's Lineup
Combine Measurements and Total Points - Do they Correlate?
SIS reviews their Total Points metric on player performance from the combine to determine which measurements correlate to success. They break it down by position and types of responsibilities within that position. The 40-yard dash for OL surprised me the most.
Who’s The Team To Beat At The World Baseball Classic?
The field was sized up using three different pieces of criteria. Japan lacks the overall MLB talent but makes up for it with its ELO score. Betting markets are more of an average.
As the WBC Gets Under Way, Here Are a Few Names You Should Know
Lesser-known players that could make impacts for their teams as the WBC gets underway.
The College Basketball Storylines You Should Know Before March Madness
Solid review of both men's and women's basketball seasons to this point and what to look out for as March Madness truly gets started six days from now. Men's tournament seems wide open!
Every XFL team's highest-graded players heading into Week 4
Believe this is the first XFL post to appear. I admittedly have watched zero snaps, but I thought it would be good to see who has been playing well.
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