Kasey Kahne, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS, visits the General Motors Tonawanda Engine facility Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Tonawanda, New York. Kahne toured the Chevrolet Corvette GEN 5 engine line while at the plant, and helped present $60,000 from the GM Foundation to six Buffalo charities. (Photo by Don Heupel for Chevrolet)
New predictive analytics are making Moneyball look obsolete.
At a workshop during the GigaOm Structure conference, Hensberger shared his next-level data crunching and the academic paper his team prepared for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. His team modeled MLB data to show with 74.5% accuracy what a pitcher is going to throw—and when.
German soccer star Mesut Özil donates his $400K World Cup bonus
Mesut Özil, the midfielder for Germany’s World Cup-winning team, just set an example that all stars need to see.
After Germany won the final, each player received a bonus of more than $400,000. (Spain, for instance, had proposed a $980,000 winning bonus, to great outcry.) Instead...
JACK WHITE HAVING FUN
Never got over Dave Martinez leaving.
Last night, NY Jets Wide Receiver David Nelson hosted a launch party for his organization i’mME at Hotel Chantelle in NYC. Even with training camp starting tomorrow, New York Jets players Geno Smith, Eric Decker, Bilal Powell, and Jalen Saunders were all in attendance at the Super-Hero themed event to support David and the organization.
i’mME was founded by Nelson and his two...
Kobe Bryant hanging out with Beiker from Krush Groove.
that was actually a picture of me. I’m Lex Luger. This is what I do now.
Golfer/Sex Symbol Tom Kite working on the glutes in 1981.
Haystacks Calhounian New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite his bridge woes, has been relatively savvy when it comes to social media during his time in office. That is, if you consider having a taxpayer-funded videographer pop up his Rock-like verbal smackdowns on Garden State residents at town hall meetings “savvy.”
News broke last night that the King Kong Bundy-sized...
All-Stars and Walk Up Songs:
Yadier Molina * St. Louis Cardinals - National C * Sigan Bailando - Wisin & Yandel
Paul Goldschmidt * Arizona Diamondbacks - National 1B * Linkin Park - One Step Closer
Troy Tulowitzki * Colorado Rockies - National SS * Ace of Base - The Sign
Aramis Ramierz * Milwaukee Brewers - National 3B * NO MUSIC BY CHOICE
Andrew McCutchen * Pittsburgh Pirates...
Yesterday in Minneapolis, former Twinkie Bert Blyleven teamed up with 2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey to face batters in a Wiffle ball battle heading into the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.
(I’m guessing Mike Scott was busy)
Blyleven pitched his iconic curveballs, and every batter who struck out took a pie in the face. For every pie thrown, 2 GINGERS donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and...
Cory Jefferson will wear No. 21 for the Brooklyn Nets next year to honor his former Baylor teammate Isaiah Austin! #Respect
Wow ENDLESS LOVE -hugging my bride - Tears baby ! @LionelRichie #HITMACHINE
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) July 15, 2014
More phenomenal Dickie V Twitter play-by-play via Jezabel, baby.
Summer with Victor Oladipo: At Home in Maryland (Part 1)
Luis Vanegas (Behance)
Scott Hall and Kevin Nash - WCW Monday Nitro [October 11th, 1999]
Even though Hollywood Hogan beat Kevin Nash in a Retirement Match at the WCW Road Wild PPV, “Big Sexy” still ended up the center of attention two months later by showing up with Scott Hall on Monday Nitro as “fans”. Whenever Nash was asked about coming back to WCW, he replied that he’d return...
A freelance fashion designer imagines if the World Cup took place in Winterfell.
Barilla brilliantly welcomes home Azzurri.
Rise Above Hat
Let’s do this Sixers.
The Technology Behind the World Cup’s Advanced Analytics (Motherboard)
Kirsten Ulve (Behance / Website)