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J-Doug – BallHyped Blog Network http://ballhyped.com Hyping up the best sports blogs and bloggers. Get posting. Get voting. Get Hyped! Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:04:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 MLB Postseason Projections 2013: BoSox Confirm Predictions http://ballhyped.com/2013/10/21/mlb-postseason-projections-2013-bosox-confirm-predictions/ Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:53:31 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2013/10/21/mlb-postseason-projections-2013-bosox-confirm-predictions/

TweetThe Rational Pastime Playoff Projection system picked the Sox in six over the Tigers and the Cardinals in six over the Dodgers. Both projections were proved correct in the past week. RPBlog is now picking the Sox to defeat the Cardinals in six to win the 2013 World Series. The system gives Boston a 57% […]

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MLB Postseason Projections 2013: Tigers Survive, Sox Thrive http://ballhyped.com/2013/10/09/mlb-postseason-projections-2013-tigers-survive-sox-thrive/ Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:06:17 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2013/10/09/mlb-postseason-projections-2013-tigers-survive-sox-thrive/

TweetHaving vanquished the pesky Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox now have a 38% chance—that's roughly 5:3 odds—to win the World Series according to Rational Pastime's rating and projection systems. This marks both the high point for their postseason and the high water mark for every team so far. In fact, the Red Sox […]

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Rating Systems Challenge 2012: Survival Model a Survivor http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/26/rating-systems-challenge-2012-survival-model-a-survivor/ Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:31:24 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/26/rating-systems-challenge-2012-survival-model-a-survivor/

Tweet1 Kentucky did just what every system expected, while 2 Kansas did what few systems expected, that being advance to the Final Four. In fact, only five systems put Kansas in the Final Four, while fourteen picked Carolina. Moreover, five had UNC them in the final game and three had them winning it all. Victories […]

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Rating Systems Challenge 2012: Preseason Polls Got It Right the First Time http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/23/rating-systems-challenge-2012-preseason-polls-got-it-right-the-first-time/ Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:07:36 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/23/rating-systems-challenge-2012-preseason-polls-got-it-right-the-first-time/

Tweet"After fifty-two NCAA Tournament games (not counting the play-in round), we're right back where we started in November. Halfway through the Sweet 16, the two best performing systems—and the only two brackets that have outperformed chalk—are the AP and ESPN/USA Today preseason polls."

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Rating Systems Challenge 2012: Chalk Prevails through Round of 32 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/19/rating-systems-challenge-2012-chalk-prevails-through-round-of-32/ Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:25:01 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/19/rating-systems-challenge-2012-chalk-prevails-through-round-of-32/

TweetWhy does chalk continue to outperform in such an anti-chalk year? "Once again, chalk rules despite the prevalence of upsets in the 2012 NCAA Tournament (the AP Postseason bracket is tied with Pure Chalk in terms of total points, but trails in possible points remaining). It's not that the other systems didn't pick any upsets, […]

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Rating Systems Challenge 2012: Results after Day One http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/16/rating-systems-challenge-2012-results-after-day-one/ Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:14:16 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/16/rating-systems-challenge-2012-results-after-day-one/

TweetOnly one system last night picked the upset by VCU over Wichita State. Nobody had Colorado beating UNLV. "Today was a great day for polls, chalk, and Jeff Sagarin. After the first day of the Round of 64, we have a six-way tie for first place. No systems have differentiated themselves from the Pure Chalk […]

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NCAA Basketball Rating Systems and March Madness, 2012 Edition http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/15/ncaa-basketball-rating-systems-and-march-madness-2012-edition/ Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:14:01 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/15/ncaa-basketball-rating-systems-and-march-madness-2012-edition/

TweetFor the second year in a row, RP analyzes the many NCAA Men's Basketball rating systems by building brackets from them and pitting them against each other in an ESPN Tournament Challenge. Which schools do the systems like? Find out here. "Clearly, the systems love Kentucky. Every single evaluation method puts Kentucky in the Final […]

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An Unnecessarily Analytical Look at ESPN’s Super Bowl XLVI Picks http://ballhyped.com/2012/02/04/an-unnecessarily-analytical-look-at-espns-super-bowl-xlvi-picks/ Sun, 05 Feb 2012 06:15:40 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/02/04/an-unnecessarily-analytical-look-at-espns-super-bowl-xlvi-picks/

TweetSixty-three ESPN experts (a term that should be taken lightly in some cases) shared their picks for Super Bowl XLVI, which kicks off tomorrow in Indianapolis. So what's a nerd to do with all this data when he needs a break from his dissertation? Why, over-analyze it of course! The findings support my suspicion about […]

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Rational Pastime: Our Hall of Fame Ballot http://ballhyped.com/2012/01/09/rational-pastime-our-hall-of-fame-ballot/ Mon, 09 Jan 2012 17:49:49 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/01/09/rational-pastime-our-hall-of-fame-ballot/

TweetAs part of our obligations for membership in the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, we must submit a vote on each year's Hall of Fame Ballot. Of course, even if we weren't obligated, we would anyway, because this is fun. Sturgeon General and yours truly each picked six players eligible for induction in 2012. Five of our […]

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Factual Statements about Tim Tebow http://ballhyped.com/2011/12/12/factual-statements-about-tim-tebow/ Mon, 12 Dec 2011 22:05:25 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/12/12/factual-statements-about-tim-tebow/

TweetWe're coming out of hibernation simply to share some statistics about the 2011 season of Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow, who leads the league in some important stats and trails the league in others.

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Projections Wrap Up: Looking Back at a Wild Ride http://ballhyped.com/2011/11/03/projections-wrap-up-looking-back-at-a-wild-ride/ Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:16:45 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/11/03/projections-wrap-up-looking-back-at-a-wild-ride/

TweetDespite all odds, Tony LaRussa, Albert Pujols, David Freese & Co. succeeded in winning their eleventh title last Friday night. Nobody was more surprised than the Texas Rangers, who dominated October nearly wire-to-wire (nearly being the key adverb here). According to our Log5 projections, St. Louis was only the favorite to win it all on […]

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Projections Update: Ignore These Projections http://ballhyped.com/2011/10/28/projections-update-ignore-these-projections/ Fri, 28 Oct 2011 20:37:07 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/10/28/projections-update-ignore-these-projections/

TweetNotwithstanding David Freese's Fiskian performance in last night's wild sixth game, the Rangers have a better-than-even chance of besting the Cardinals. So says our Log5 postseason simulator, based on numbers from Baseball Prospectus, about the first World Series Game Seven since 2002. And now that you've read that, forget it. Why? I'll tell you, after […]

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