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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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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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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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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 »
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
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