Interest in CTE and the NFL over time

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is the term used to describe brain degeneration likely caused by repeated head traumas. CTE is a diagnosis made only at autopsy by studying sections of the brain. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20370921 The signs and symptoms of CTE can include: Despite receiving more attention recently (at least based on Google web Read more…

Is the Hot Hand Theory in Sports Real?

There has long been a debate as to whether the hot hand theory in sports is supported by scientific evidence, or is just based on anecdotal experience. FiveThirtyEight contributes to the debate here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/baseballs-hot-hand-is-real/. FiveThirtyEight looked particularly at baseball pitchers, and determined that there was some statistical evidence for the hot Read more…

The Value a NBA Superstar Adds to a City

Credit to Donajello on Reddit for this post:¬†https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/6olkrv/is_having_lebron_really_worth_the_trouble/.¬† A really interesting look at the value that having Lebron in Cleveland has added to the city and to the owner of the Cavs. The conclusion of the post is that Lebron has brought in more than $200,000,000 per year in value Read more…