When ‘Moneyball’ goes bust

AndrewWild

“What begins as a failure of imagination ends as a market inefficiency.” These words from the seminal sports book of a generation, Michael Lewis’ “Moneyball,” best describe what transformed Oakland A’s front-office guru Billy Beane into a cult icon and nerd hero. Here was someone bringing a true analytic style
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Lucy Schaefer_online

Cubs No More

The Chicago Cubs have always been an integral part of my life. I went to my first game when I was three weeks old, according to my mom (not that I remember). In middle school, I was at Wrigley Field, dressed in a floppy sequined hat for ‘70s night, when
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SophieGeothals

How Steph became a villain

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when Steph Curry’s propensity for pre-emptive three-point celebrations went from something that made me chuckle to something that made my skin crawl with anger. Maybe it was when he led his team with 27 points as they decimated my beloved Bulls in late November.
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sarahGoldsweig_online

Worse than the truth itself

Two days before my 16th birthday, a girl from West Virginia just barely older than I woke up with no memory of how she got there. She was in a room in an unfamiliar house in Steubenville, Ohio, the town across the river from her home. Witnesses, through social media
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Devang Presad_online

It’s time for equal respect

The past few weeks for sports have been breathtaking. You know, Kobe’s last game. The Warriors surpassing the ‘96 Bulls. So many moments, such little time. Unfortunately, though, a very important issue has been put in the backseat in the last few weeks. I guess I am wrong to use
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VikramMuller

My Golden Dilemma

I’ll be the first to admit that I chose to watch my childhood hero Kobe Bryant close out his career, rather than to watch the Golden State Warriors win number 73. But instead of talking about the ridiculousness of his 60 points, I will spend the day before the NBA
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Austin Issacsohn_online

Farewell, Maestro

Over winter break, I watched all of “Star Wars.” I had never seen a single episode before, and my friend gave me an offer that, in short, I couldn’t refuse. “Listen, man. My family’s going to see ‘Force Awakens’ on Christmas — three days from now. You finish all six
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ChrisTril

Shane McMahon is WWE’s Jesus

Shane McMahon vs.The Undertaker: two of the bigger names of the Attitude Era encased in a 20-foot-tall steel cell. It was what I’ve been dreaming of since I was 13. I grew up watching the WWE (then known as the WWF) with my dad in the late 90s and early
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Austin Issacsohn_online

Love, hate and rivalry

I hate the Boston Celtics. I hate the green, I hate that dumb leprechaun, I hate that every time we discuss that stupid team we incorrectly pronounce the Irish word “Celtic,” and I especially hate The Truth. I detest the entire institution, and I would love to see them get
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AndrewWild

Hold out hope for baseball

In the coming months, the two players that have defined my sports fandom are retiring. I imagine you’ve read a pretty good amount about Kobe’s retirement tour, so I won’t add to the pile. The other player is David Ortiz, the slugging soul of three Red Sox championships, who is
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