Shot Stats

About three years ago I took up tennis. I did it so I could play with my kids who were playing in junior leagues. They have put their racquets down but I continue to play about three times a week. I play out of the Piedmont Park Tennis Center. One of the pros there, Lavie Sak […]

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May 17, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Sports, Startups

Atlanta Hoops Hackathon

Yesterday afternoon Indiana University rallied from five points down in the final minute to win the Big Ten title, most likely securing a number one seed in the NCAA tournament. As a duel alumni household the Weatherby's are pretty fired up about basketball. Fourth ranked Louisville being favored to win the Big East tournament makes it doubly […]

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March 11, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Fun, Sports

Rise Up

The city of Atlanta is hosting its first ever NFC Championship today. The hometown Falcons are a 4.5 underdog. You have to go back over thirty years to find a number one seed so heavily favored to lose. The Falcons get no respect. They got no respect late in the season when they had the […]

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January 20, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Sports

Using LMRC To Pick NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket

Last year I wrote about Logistic Regression Markov Chain (LMRC).  LMRC is a Markov Chain that is purpose built as a college basketball ranking system based on basic scoreboard data.  LMRC is a tool to that can be used to help you fill out your NCAA basketball tournament bracket.  LRMC was created by Dr. Joel […]

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March 16, 2009  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Computing, Fun, Sports

Yankee Stadium Memories

Tonight the New York Yankees will play their final game in 85 year old Yankee Stadium before moving across the street to the "New" Yankee Stadium.  I am sure that mainstream media will be reporting on the most famous moments at Yankee Stadium.  Gehrig’s "Luckest main alive" speech, Larsen’s perfect game, too many Reggie Jackson […]

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September 21, 2008  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Sports

Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday started with a bang for me with a flag football game partially played in Piedmont Park (site of the first Auburn/Georgia football game played in 1892 that kicked off the oldest football rivalry in the South.)  The black team beat the red team 77 – 56.  Like most football games the outcome was determined […]

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February 3, 2008  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Sports

The Blind Side

Over the weekend I finished reading The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis.  I purchased the book last year and let it sit until the heart of the football season.  After you read it you will never watch a football game in the same way again. The book is two intertwined stories.  […]

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December 4, 2007  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Books, Sports