Earlier this summer a couple of sportscasters were talking about a baseball player whose career stats were revised (I think?) years after the fact because a diligent sports nerd went back to the box score, reconstructed the game, and saw that something should have been classified as something else...an error was assigned to the wrong player, or something like that. Who was it? And are there other examples?
Sports filter: I have some questions about hand size among basketball players. [more inside]
Inspired by just learning about the MIT Sports Analytics Conference, what sites are on the cutting edge of the basketball stats/sabermetrics revolution? [more inside]
I'm interested in streaming sports from around the world in Canada; what are my options? [more inside]
Just came across a bunch of basketball cards, looking for tips on getting proper valuation and the best way to sell these cards. [more inside]
What are the best sports games for the Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance? [more inside]
Is a four year old too young to enjoy/remember going to see basketball? [more inside]
What % of NCAA tourney brackets entered correctly picked the remaining teams that currently make up the Final 4? [more inside]
Is there any reason to think NBA superstars of generations past could compete in today's NBA? Is it even fair to compare players of different generations? [more inside]
What is the green flag with a blue canton that appears on the back of the uniforms of the University of Vermont's men's basketball team? It can be seen fairly clearly here and here. [more inside]
To SF MeFites: Where's a good place to catch March Madness today? I particularly want to see the Maryland/Houston game around 6:30 tonight. 'Good' here is defined by cheap beer and the chance to occasionally hear some commentary. Proximity to BART a plus, willing to travel to Oakland.
Why can't I find comprehensive stats on the NCAA Div I? [more inside]
Why is the 5-12 upset so common in the NCAA Tournament? [more inside]
Going to the Suns-Pacers game tonight, but haven't really been following the NBA the last year or two. What should I know/read up on to keep from looking like an idiot?
In the opening credit sequence of the TV show Parks and Recreation (0:02) a basketball can be seen hitting the back of a rim and bouncing up. Does this ball go in? [more inside]
Tarheels in Brooklyn: Where can I watch UNC basketball games? [more inside]
How do I play professionally for (another) international basketball team? [more inside]
Can I listen to NBA basketball games on internet streaming audio? Specifically the Portland Trailblazers, but other might feel differently. Their radio station is 95.5 The Game but when I clicked during a game the other day, there was a talk show on.
Help this mom understand the difference, in coaching youth sports, between being competitive and being an asshole. [more inside]
Resources for coaching first-graders basketball? [more inside]
How can I improve my in game basketball shooting? I have a pretty good shot when I'm just shooting around, but it drastically falls off in in-game situations. How can I practice in-game shooting when I mostly practice by myself?
For generations, my puny planet has lived in peace with the Globetrotter homeworld. But now, for no reason, they've challenged me to defend my honor on the fantasy basketball court.
I've been invited to join my first fantasy basketball league. The draft's in a couple of weeks, but I have no idea what I'm doing. [more inside]
Basketball season is nearly upon us, and I'd like to educate myself a bit better on how the game works. What are some good resources for learning about basketball strategy and tactics? [more inside]
There was a player in the NBA who played in the same game for both teams, I think due to the final minutes needing to be replayed on a different date and a trade happening in the meantime. I can't think of the name of the player or teams, and my Google-fu doesn't seem up to the task. Can anybody help?
Where can I find video of Conan's sketch about John Tesh's NBA theme music? [more inside]
BasketballFilter: History of the games "21" and "Utah"? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me the name of this piece of music? (Warning: Splicd/Youtube link of teh oldskool basketball) [more inside]
Where can I watch NCAA basketball this weekend (Saturday) in San Francisco? [more inside]
Looking for a nice place in Manhattan to watch the Duke/Villanova basketball (Sweet 16) game tonight, and maybe grab some dinner at the same time. I'm trying to avoid going to one of the many over-crowded sports bars for something a little bit more upscale, intimate, or at least quiet enough to be conversationally feasible. [more inside]
Looking for resources regarding math in sports. [more inside]
Back in the 80's I played a text based college basketball game on the PC. Anyone remember it? [more inside]
What is the point of these college basketball conference tournaments held just before the national "March Madness" tournament? [more inside]
During the NCAA Final Four Basketball finals, they always hold the Annual State Farm College Slam Dunk Championships and the Annual Three Point Shooting Contests. In 2004 Candace Parker won the Slam Dunk, and in the last few years, I know at least two women have won the three-point contest (women's champ beat the men's champ). One of those women was Katie Gearlds of Purdue. But I can't remember the others, and damned if I can find any of the results in one place on the web. I find mentions of individuals who competed, usually on their school site, but no comprehensive. collection of the results--not on ncaa.com, Wiki, or ESPN or anywhere else that I can tell. SO...does anyone remember who else won those contests for the last three years, and/or where to find these results? (p.s. these are college level contests, not the McDonalds H.S. contests)
Where can I watch an online replay of the North Carolina - Duke basketball game from this afternoon? [more inside]
Is there any way to watch UNC basketball in the UK? [more inside]
Is there a geographical reason the NBA's Western Conference has been so much better than the East? What's the deal? [more inside]
Examples of sports situations where a player should do something he would normally never do? [more inside]
Teach me about sports like I'm six. Specifically, American football and basketball. Or, where can I learn the basics? [more inside]
Journalistic ethics as it pertains to a student/school newspaper. [more inside]
I want to watch the Knicks this season and beyond. The problem is that I live in the UK for most of the year so I'm looking for a way of getting to see more than just highlights. [more inside]
I have short legs. I like basketball. It's cold in Denver. Where can I get warmup pants (real warmups, not yoga pants), designed for basketball in petite length for a woman. [more inside]
Is Jeff Koons a fraud? [more inside]
I don't have any interest in following sports, but the people I meet for interviews and networking do. How do I play the part? [more inside]
Can someone just tell me what time the men's Olympic basketball game is on? [more inside]
DC Area: I'm looking for a men's recreational basketball league that holds weekend games. [more inside]
Is there a sports summary website? Where I can get quickly and simply up to date on any team? [more inside]
Hey, sports fans: I'm trying to come up with a list of connections the Boston Celtics have to Los Angeles. Some of the current roster went to high school or college here... but I'd like to come up with more than the obvious. [more inside]
I'm looking for information about a basketball game we used to play at summer camp a hundred years ago called Taps. [more inside]
Recommendations for a good place to watch NBA playoff games in Las Vegas and good spa deals. Also, NYC playoff options... [more inside]