When it comes to winning football teams, nearly all have something in common, a franchise quarterback. There’s a reason teams are always looking to draft their next “franchise QB” and not a “franchise free safety”. The quarterback is the on-field leader who often dictates whether a team succeeds or fails. I had a theory that… [Read More] Don’t Invest Like the Browns
I recently began watching HBO’s The Wire for the first time. I’ve been told by many friends that it’s a great show. I’m only about half way through season one, so while I can’t speak to its quality yet, I do have some thoughts about a quote from the show I came across: “You cannot lose,… [Read More] You Cannot Lose, If You Do Not Play
“If we compared average rainfall in the month preceding and the month following the performance of the Hopi rain dance, we would find more rain in the period after. The dance is not performed unless there is a drought(…). Nevertheless, this ’slump-ending’ effect may help to account for the tenacity of belief in the effectiveness… [Read More] Fire the Manager!
A common tool featured on some fantasy sports websites I use allows you to toggle between players stats on a weekly, monthly, or season to date basis. However, the best (and most useful) comparison, in my opinion, also allows you to look at a player’s stats when he was actually in your lineup. After all,… [Read More] Nudging the Behavior Gap Away
At this point, I’m going to assume you’ve seen the Youtube video titled, “David After Dentist”. The thing was an Internet sensation a few years ago. Towards the end of this hilarious video, David (under the effects of some heavy drugs after a dental procedure) wonders aloud, “Why is this happening to me? Is this going… [Read More] Is This Going to Be Forever?
Last weekend I enjoyed what many refer to as the “end of summer” here at the Jersey Shore. Despite the fact that Labor Day weekend doesn’t even come close to ending this beautiful time of year here in New Jersey, I managed to take away a valuable lesson that applies to the markets. I was… [Read More] Yelling Shark at the Beach