Living in the shadow of New York Yankees’ legend Derek Jeter is no easy task. After Jeter retired at the end of the 2014 season, the Yankees needed to fill a hole that had not been vacant for two decades. That answer was Didi Gregorius. The then-24-year-old, who was ranked 63rd by MLB.com and 80th […]

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Football continues to be the most popular sport in America. The 2016 NFL season averaged 17.6 million viewers per game, with more than 30 percent of adults calling pro football their favorite sport. This is double the amount of the next most popular sport, baseball. The love among American adults for the gridiron is passed […]

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The craze over Expected Goals (or xG) in hockey analytics is one that close followers of the movement likely haven’t seen since tracking Corsi first became popular years ago. For those that are only generally aware of the calculation of expected goals, it is a formula that attempts to account for the goal expectancy of […]

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Alex and Colby discuss All-Star voting returns, teams set up well for the future, and potential destinations for a new team. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/p/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/Episode_70.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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You can’t help but feel a little sympathetic for Tony Romo. After spending more than a decade with the Dallas Cowboys organization and leading the team to several winning records, Romo’s unyielding health issues and the Cinderella success of Dak Prescott have landed him a spot on the bench with Dallas fielding what could be […]

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The Stanford Cardinal put together a solid season that included a five-game winning streak to finish out the regular season. For its efforts, the team was rewarded with a trip to the Sun Bowl to face North Carolina. Preparing to take on one of the premiere passing attacks coming out of the ACC, Stanford will […]

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Alex and Colby are back, breaking down the Eastern Conference in part one of the Luxury Tax season preview. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/p/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2016-10-22-059.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Over the past six weeks or so, I’ve been traveling to as many Midwest League games as possible to record and scout some of the prospects on hand. This included trips to Beloit, WI (Snappers), Appleton, WI (Timber Rattlers), Peoria, IL (Chiefs), and Clinton, IA (Lumberkings). It was an awesome experience being able to watch […]

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After writing numerous articles analyzing stats and players from behind a keyboard, I figured it was time to take a whack at the art of scouting. It is something I have wanted to do for quite some time now and I finally found the opportunity to test the waters. My first trip – a game […]

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