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ZonkerBL

  • joined Jun 09, 2010
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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I just got season tickets!

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Section 210. Hray! Anybody else?

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Am I a bad fan?

I went to Sunday's game against the Cubs. I hardly ever go to games so I splurged and bought myself and a friend two seats in the 100s. Me and my friend were super excited and yelling like crazy --...

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Epistemology and Long Twos

Moving the discussion from the "Would it really be so bad to get the No. 7 seed?" to here. What is the nature of knowledge? How do we know anything? How do we process empirical data and form...

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Name your top reasons why the name "Wizards" sucks

Here's mine: 1) What in the world kind of idiotic sports name is the "Wizards"? 2) Are we marketing directly to toddlers? 3) HARRY POTTER IS NOT WALKING THROUGH THAT DOOR 4) Wizards are old,...

Small ball is nigh: Ariza will spend time at four

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Is it the apocalypse?

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Who should replace Nene in the starting lineup?

Now that we know Nene is out for six weeks (phew!), we have to worry about who will replace him in the starting lineup. My favorite source of statistics is 82games.com, mainly because when you...

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Harden vs. Beal: Is Harden "Unathletic," thus justifying a need to cheat?

Here are Beal's combine numbers Here's Harden's Harden is 3/4" taller, and has a standing reach 3.5 inches higher. Beal's standing vert and max vert are both two inches higher than Harden's, and...

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An Open Letter to Ted Leonsis

I used to be able to email Ted Leonsis directly, but the enormous amount of invective he had to endure forced him to end that practice, which is sad. He always responded, albeit briefly, and it...

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What does Jan have to do to stop getting fouls called on him?

The mental aspect of basketball fascinates me. Only a few players have an unbeatable set of athletic skills and everyone else has to compensate one way or another for some weakness. Jan's...

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John Wall still best distributor in the East

With more games under his belt and more data on the NBA's new stat tracker, we can be a little more confident in reaching conclusions from slicing and dicing Wall's assist numbers in various ways. ...

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John Wall is the most productive distributor in the Eastern Conference

A quick update to my earlier post about Mike Prada's "missed assist tracker" research and the NBA's new player stat tracker. We all know that John Wall is pretty awesome, but it turns out he is...

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John Wall's assist opportunities revisited

Last year Mike Prada had a series of posts where he discussed John Wall's assist opportunities. Interestingly enough, the NBA's new player tracking data now has this data -- for everybody! So now...

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How many players in the NBA are "above average"?

A seemingly simple question (duh, about half!) with a not so simple answer. The talent level in the NBA is not bell curved, with most players being average and a small number of really bad players...

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What does the 24-19 stretch mean? (now with season projection poll)

A lot is made of the fact that, over the stretch where the team was relatively healthy (both Wall and Nene on the floor) the Zard's record was 24-19 (55.8%). Projected out over an 82 game season,...

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Whining vs. Winning

Ok, here's the thing. The video of the Rangers player baiting Hillen into a penalty was taken down, and that was my main example of what I want to talk about. I'll try to explain what I saw from...

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Malamud's Interview with Ovechkin

Here's a link to the article where Ovechkin sounds off about the disparity in penalties between the Rangers and the Caps: http://hockey.sport-express.ru/reviews/31365/ And here's the original...

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Zards countdown to playoffs

I promised in my last preposterously optimistic post to check in on March 9 and call it a day if the Zards had lost any homegames, and they did, losing at home to Toronto last week. And indeed,...

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Zards countdown to .500 update (2/12/13)

After starting out February with two road losses to Memphis and San Antonio, the Zards have won four in a row. Their chances at reaching the playoffs are now, let's say, mathematically slim. But...

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Countdown to .500

The zards are riding an emotional hot streak with the return of their leader (and the heart and soul of their offense and defense), John Wall. On his first game back they were 5-28, needing to...

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My Criticism of Ernie Grunfeld's Leadership

There's been a lot of discussion of Ernie Grunfeld, and whether his contract should be renewed. Many of us Wizards fans intuitively feel that EG is somehow responsible for this mess, and they...

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