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Zach Whitman

  • joined Jul 01, 2008
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Grad student. I enjoy numbers.

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Recent Activity
Timmay's team is stacked if he gets Buck.
Commented on The Portland Trail Blazers All-Time Draft on Aug 11 2014, 8:39p - 1 reply
exactly -- positional scarcity, and also scarcity of backcourt shooting (among good players, i.e. not Rudy).
Commented on The Portland Trail Blazers All-Time Draft on Aug 11 2014, 4:19p
I believe Blazers-era Sabas is one of the top 10 Blazers.
Commented on The Portland Trail Blazers All-Time Draft on Aug 11 2014, 4:18p
Great observation on them rotating fields to keep the grass intact.
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: The Atmosphere on Aug 2 2014, 12:01p - 1 reply
there's actually a new feature where any user can change their name (only one change allowed) without needing to email SBN Support
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: The Atmosphere on Aug 2 2014, 12:00p - 1 reply
Seahawks Thursday Training Camp notes
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 9:41p
Diego Costa is oddly competent at things. Football, goal-scoring things.
Commented on Vitesse vs. Chelsea, Preseason Friendly: Lineups & Game Thread on Jul 30 2014, 2:21p - 1 reply
TMI
Commented on Bits of JD-7-26-2014 on Jul 29 2014, 9:30p
The images from the UCLA flood are INSANE.
Commented on Bits of JD-7-26-2014 on Jul 29 2014, 9:14p - 2 replies
well played, sir.
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: Notes from Saturday's practice on Jul 29 2014, 12:30p
Haha, yep.
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: Notes from Saturday's practice on Jul 28 2014, 7:50p
in drills, not the scrimmage?
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: Notes from Saturday's practice on Jul 28 2014, 2:28p - 1 reply
It's really tough to evaluate a guy like Small when they're not wearing pads.
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: Notes from Saturday's practice on Jul 28 2014, 1:26p - 1 reply
I am a huge hit at parties.
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: Notes from Saturday's practice on Jul 28 2014, 12:28p - 1 reply
For those who haven't attended camp before
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: Notes from Saturday's practice on Jul 27 2014, 11:41p
Sorry, I didn't finish the Small thought.
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: Notes from Saturday's practice on Jul 27 2014, 11:38p - 2 replies
I didn't focus on him. There is a TON going on at camp and you have to pick a few things to keep an eye on.
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: Notes from Saturday's practice on Jul 27 2014, 11:27p - 1 reply
His hand is eating the football.
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: Notes from Saturday's practice on Jul 27 2014, 10:29p - 2 replies
I might've just seen a few of his lesser plays.
Commented on Seahawks Training Camp: Notes from Saturday's practice on Jul 27 2014, 10:28p
Seahawks Training Camp: Notes from Saturday's practice
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 9:59p
Thanks for the writeup, much appreciated.
Commented on Practice? We're talking about practice?!? Training camp day 1 on Jul 25 2014, 11:14p
I haven't done a full write-up of the leauge.
Commented on An inferno from a SPARQ: How the Steelers focused on athleticism in 2014 on Jul 25 2014, 2:01a - 1 reply
Behind the Steel Curtain
Joined on Jul 25 2014, 1:50a
Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 2: The defense
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 10:56a
He seems just a little bit not-nimble.
Commented on RZ Pellets WAC vs. Chelsea: Lineups & Game Thread on Jul 23 2014, 2:44p
This is a really excellent piece.
Commented on NFL Playoff expansion is objectively wrong, Part I on Jul 23 2014, 12:40p
Yep. The Central Limit Theorem is real.
Commented on Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 1: The offense on Jul 23 2014, 12:20p
YOU ARE MUCH LESS NICE THAN CORVID
Commented on Junk Drawer July 19th on Jul 23 2014, 3:52a
literally ones of people perking up at the mention of "statistical analysis"
Commented on Junk Drawer July 19th on Jul 23 2014, 3:51a - 1 reply
cuts deep
Commented on Junk Drawer July 19th on Jul 23 2014, 3:50a
ouch
Commented on Junk Drawer July 19th on Jul 23 2014, 3:50a - 1 reply
I missed Tom.
Commented on Junk Drawer July 19th on Jul 23 2014, 3:49a - 2 replies
with great power comes great responsibility.
Commented on Junk Drawer July 19th on Jul 23 2014, 3:32a
Much appreciated.
Commented on Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 1: The offense on Jul 23 2014, 3:28a - 1 reply
for No
Voted on Jul 22 2014, 10:28p
rec
Commented on Junk Drawer July 19th on Jul 22 2014, 10:15p - 1 reply
Interestingly, I did an initial study on bench press and arm length.
Commented on Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 1: The offense on Jul 22 2014, 9:23p - 1 reply
40 times do a pretty good job of fitting a normal distribution.
Commented on Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 1: The offense on Jul 22 2014, 9:23p - 1 reply
I've written extensively about the limits of the data.
Commented on Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 1: The offense on Jul 22 2014, 9:21p - 2 replies
Correct.
Commented on Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 1: The offense on Jul 22 2014, 9:14p - 1 reply
As a rule of thumb, a standard deviation (maybe 15lbs in this case) added in a category is somewhere around 4-5 points.
Commented on Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 1: The offense on Jul 21 2014, 6:45p
Thanks!
Commented on Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 1: The offense on Jul 21 2014, 3:45p - 1 reply
I think physical comparisons have a lot of value, but are a long way from absolute.
Commented on Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 1: The offense on Jul 21 2014, 3:35p
The rumored numbers for Percy are indeed faster.
Commented on Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 1: The offense on Jul 21 2014, 12:46p
Seahawks SPARQ-cap & Training Camp primer, part 1: The offense
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 10:24a
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