‘News’ Archive

Gold, Jerry

Gold?  Popes?  Golf?  Obama?  Where is miraclecovers going?  The majority of experts interviewed recently still are bullish on gold, but the big news is that a rising minority are expecting gold to drop a decent amount going forward.  What that sounds like to me is that the majority are sleep-walking and there is a not-so-silent […]

Da Popa

Thu 2/28 Who will be the next Pope? (all-in) 03:00 AM 1051 Marc Ouellet +485 1052 Peter Turkson +304 1053 Francis Arinze +1005 1054 Angelo Scola +480 1055 Leonardo Sandri +1241 1056 Gianfranco Ravasi +1634 1057 Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga +1634 1058 Angelo Bagnasco +1417 1059 Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran +1789 1060 Tarcisio Bertone +394

Midnight Zen

Full day today at the Sloan Conference. I’ll have lots coming in the next week or two. For now you can catch twitter links here. Truehoop has a writeup on all panels basketball here. Completely unrelated, it seems as though the European Poker Tour was recently robbed of over a million euros during a live […]

Dorkapalooza 2010

I’ll be there on Saturday at the event also known as the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. I’m unlikely to liveblog as that will be too distracting but we may have to bust out the old Twitter feed. Any requests?

Thursday Links

Gambling winners & losers, music lists of the decade and way, waaaaaaaay too much about Jersey Shore. Settle in. The Gambler Who Blew $127 Million During a year-long gambling binge at the Caesars Palace and Rio casinos in 2007, Terrance Watanabe managed to lose nearly $127 million. The run is believed to be one of […]

Match Fixing & the NBA

Soccer in the Lower German Leagues, a Target for Bribery For a few sweet hours on Saturday, none of that mattered. SSV Ulm beat F.C. Eintracht Bamberg, 3-1. The Ulmers dominated the game and loved every minute of it. Who cared that only 39 fans in Ulm’s black-and-white colors made the trip to Bamberg, a […]

Thursday Links – Free Snuggie!

“The biggest things in life have been achieved by people who, at the start, we would have judged crazy. And yet if they had not had these crazy ideas the world would have been more stupid.” – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Wenger may not have been referring to the Snuggie specifically in the quote above, […]

Redskin & Vegas Fail

In case you haven’t noticed, the Redskins have become the most entertaining team in football. The owner, Daniel Snyder, is widely reviled in Washington, and for good reason. He meddles, bullies, and trusts his own football judgment too much. John Kent Cooke, who ran the team before Snyder purchased it about a decade ago, remarked […]

Thursday Links

Still on tilt from soccer yesterday thanks to Finland failing and Chile conspiring to lose after tying the game and being up an extra man. -7.32 units yesterday, -3.32 since this site started. My favorite sentence from the writeups: It was the product of a collective lack of focus at a moment when too many […]