Oklahoma's Kicker Was The Most Disastrous College Player This Week

Down 31-24 early in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight threw a touchdown pass that brought the Sooners one point within Kansas State. But kicker Micheal Hunnicutt's extra point was blocked. The Sooners later failed to take the lead when Hunnicutt missed a 19-yard field goal with about four… » 10/20/14 4:37pm Yesterday 4:37pm

But No, Seriously, What The Hell Are The Lakers Doing?

On Wednesday, we took a very brief look at how the Lakers are actively sabotaging themselves. Last night, they lost 119-86 to the Jazz, who suck, and furthered some of their deliberate bad tendencies. A couple new humiliating charts came across Twitter since our first post, so why not throw it in reverse and back over… » 10/17/14 9:55am Friday 9:55am

The Jets Invented A Whole New Way To Lose Last Night

One of the new jack football axioms is that you run when you win, not win when you run. It's insulation against the backwards idea that successful offenses are built around a dominant running game, and more of a guideline than a hard truth. Leave it to the Jets to stretch even benign football wisdom to its breaking… » 10/17/14 9:12am Friday 9:12am

How The Cowboys Have Made The Most Out Of Ex-Bust Rolando McClain

Remember Rolando McClain? The star Alabama linebacker the Raiders took with their first pick in 2010, hailed as a surprisingly wise move by then-owner Al Davis? The guy who was, naturally, a huge bust because the Raiders can't have nice things? Well, he popped up on the Cowboys this season playing a competent middle… » 10/16/14 4:20pm Thursday 4:20pm

The NFL Coaches And Quarterbacks Who Get The Most TV Screentime

Here's a simple question: In between the very little football played in an NFL game, who gets shown on TV the most? Usually, it's the coach and quarterback—but the Wall Street Journal went through two games for every team this year and ticked off which coaches and quarterbacks get the most screentime. » 10/16/14 12:20pm Thursday 12:20pm

Chart: Relief Pitchers Earning The Most Postseason Decisions In 50 Years

This chart from yesterday by High Heat Stats MLB shows decisions are being earned by relievers in these playoffs at the highest rate since 1964. Since the playoff sample pool has grown over time (championship series started in 1969, division series started in 1995, and wild card started in 2012), this sort of outlier… » 10/16/14 11:37am Thursday 11:37am

The Lakers Will Play Terrible Basketball, On Purpose

Byron Scott gave an interview last week following the Lakers' first preseason game; it went largely ignored, because preseason is stupid and no one cares. But with the Lakers looking like one of the more conspicuous disasters going so far—without any plans of tanking, bear in mind—let's take a quick look at just how… » 10/15/14 10:56am Wednesday 10:56am

Exclusive: Fitbit Charge and Charge HR Images and Full Features List

After earlier reports that Fitbit may be working on two new activity trackers, a tipster has sent us what appears to be official marketing materials that give us our first clear look at both the Fitbit Charge and Charge HD. Not only do we have a full feature rundown for each of these trackers, but the cleanest look… » 10/14/14 2:44pm 10/14/14 2:44pm

Chart: MLB Strike Zone Keeps Expanding

This chart from Jon Roegele of The Hardball Times shows the MLB strike zone for right-handed hitters has expanded 46 square inches since 2009. And this season had the largest single-year increase of the PITCHf/x era as the zone grew 16 square inches expanding from 459 square inches to 475. » 10/13/14 12:58pm 10/13/14 12:58pm

Mike Nugent's Missed Field Goal Was The Costliest Play Of Week 6

On the last play of a tied overtime game Mike Nugent missed a chip-shot field goal, which would have won the game for the Bengals. The miss led to the first tie in the NFL this season and was the most detrimental play of the week. According to data from Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics, the missed field… » 10/13/14 11:58am 10/13/14 11:58am

Chart: Where Pro Athletes Are Born In America

Ben Blatt put together this chart for Slate that shows where current pro athletes were born in America. NHL players tend to come from the Northeast and NFL players are concentrated in the South; New York produces a higher proportion of NBA than NFL players, and California is a hotbed for baseball talent. » 10/10/14 3:25pm 10/10/14 3:25pm

It's Almost Been 25 Years Since Browns Beat Steelers As Favorites

The Browns are favorites against the Steelers Sunday, which is only the second time Cleveland has been favorited in the 26 contests between the two teams since divisional realignment in 2002. If the Browns win, it'll be the first time in 42 games that the Browns were both the favorites and won the game. According to… » 10/10/14 12:56pm 10/10/14 12:56pm

DeMarco Murray Has Been The NFL's Best Running Back. Can He Keep It Up?

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is dominating the NFL right now, leading the league with 670 yards in five games, 210 more than the next guy, Le'Veon Bell. Murray got there on 130 attempts, an absurd number at this point of the season (sad-ass LeSean McCoy is in second place with 94). He's on track to pass his… » 10/10/14 12:30pm 10/10/14 12:30pm