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Reminder: Super Bowl Squares App Now Available!

4th February 2011

Another friendly reminder that our Super Bowl Squares mobile app is available for $0.99 at the iTunes store and the Android Marketplace.

If you're playing Super Bowl squares this weekend, this app will tell you which squares have the best chance of winning (based on game data from 1994-2010). For more information about features, as well as links to posts about Super Bowl squares theory, click here.

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S-R News: Super Bowl Squares App Now Available!

2nd February 2011

Just in time for the big game, our Super Bowl Squares mobile app is now available at the iTunes store and the Android Marketplace.

If you're at a Super Bowl party this weekend and there's a game of squares set up, this app will tell you which squares have the best chance of winning based on game data from 1994-2010. Also, if you're new to the game, there's a page devoted to basic rules that will help you navigate your first SB squares experience. The app costs $0.99, but will pay for itself many times over if you win the pool.

For more information about its features, as well as links to posts about Super Bowl squares theory, click here.

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Layups: Every Slam-Dunk Contest Dunk

2nd February 2011

You gotta see this... Hoopism graphed every dunk in Slam-Dunk Contest history by year and judges' score, and put together an interface that allows you to call up video of the attempts from YouTube:

Every NBA Slam Dunk Contest Video Visualization - Hoopism.com

Amazing work... Hat tip to Henry Abbott for the link.

Posted in All-Star Game, Insane ideas, Just For Fun, Layups, No Math Required | 3 Comments »

Layups: Mid-Season “Anti-Awards”

28th January 2011

From Ian Levy of Pickin' Splinters:

Mid-Season Anti-Awards | Pickin' Splinters

Bizarro categories include the Shawn Bradley Award for tall players who get their shots blocked, the Jahidi White Award for lowest Ast/FGA, and the Darrick Martin Award for lowest FG%.

Posted in Awards, Just For Fun, Layups | 1 Comment »

Layups: Semih Erden’s Chances of Becoming the Best Last Pick Ever

27th January 2011

Here's a fun post from Ryan DeGama of CelticsHub:

Semih Erden: Greatest Of All Time? | CelticsHub.com

In it, Ryan examines whether or not Semih Erden can eventually overtake Sean Higgins, Don Reid, and Zeljko Rebraca as the top player ever to be selected last in an NBA draft.

(Hat tip to TrueHoop for the link.)

Posted in History, Just For Fun, Layups, NBA Draft, Trivia | 17 Comments »

Facebook “Like” Buttons on Player Pages

11th January 2011

In BBR news, Justin has added Facebook "Like" buttons to all player pages — meaning you can, at long last, declare your affection for guys like Terry Dischinger or Mookie Blaylock.

Have fun, and feel free to even go a little crazy with this...

Posted in Announcements, Just For Fun, No Math Required, Site Features | 8 Comments »

Layups: Name the 1990s All-NBA Teams

4th January 2011

From Sporcle, here's a quiz for everyone who fondly remembers the NBA of the nineties:

Can you name the players who made the All-NBA team in the 1990's?

Posted in Just For Fun, Layups, Trivia | 16 Comments »

BBR Rankings: Special Edition – Best Teams of the 2010 Calendar Year

1st January 2011

Here's what you get when you run the BBR Rankings (and our old friend Maximum Likelihood) on every game, regular-season & playoff, that took place in the calendar year of 2010:

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Posted in BBR Rankings, Holidays, Just For Fun, SRS, Statgeekery | Comments Off

Layups: See the Space Jam Website, In All Of Its 1996 Glory

29th December 2010

Just saw this tweet from Darren Hoyt:

"the website for the movie Space Jam hasn't been updated since 1996 - http://j.mp/hMPQqG"

I'm so loving the 90s-era design of that page. Especially the pressbox page:

"No Spacejam news at the moment!"

As Michael Kerney tweeted, "If there's no Space Jam news now in the pressbox link, I'm pretty sure there's not gonna be."

Posted in Just For Fun, Layups, No Math Required, Totally Useless | 2 Comments »

Layups: The Many Jersey Numbers of Ron Artest (Flip Flop Fly Ball)

28th December 2010

We expressed our appreciation for Flip Flop Fly Ball at the B-R Blog this past April, so it's cool to see he's branching out into the NBA now:

The Jersey Numbers of Ron Artest - Flip Flop Fly Ball

Posted in Just For Fun, Layups, No Math Required | 2 Comments »