Recent Posts by platocave

May 30, 2006

Why this year's French Open is so important: Excellently-written explanation on what makes particular styles work for different surfaces, as well as why the psychology of Federer v. Nadal is so gripping.

posted by platocave to tennis at 12:01 PM - 3 comments

March 22, 2005

Miracle shot: This is one of the most amazing shots I've ever seen in an actual basketball game, and the shot forced double overtime, which makes it that much cooler. Any SpoFites have other links to video of amazing shots in actual games they'd like to share in this thread, i.e. Roberto Carlos's free kick?

posted by platocave to basketball at 09:51 PM - 25 comments

November 25, 2004

Godzilla youngsters: I know the consensus now is that Brown was far from the perfect coach for the Olympic basketball team, but this article on the current NBA season statistical blowup of the young guys who kept the bench warm in Athens quantifies that. And you need look no further than last night as perfect examples of Hollinger's argument: here and here. What do SpoFites think of the analysis of the article and the larger issue of emerging attempts at a basketball form of Sabrmetrics, begun of course by Hollinger and Dean Oliver, and which has morphed into some fascinating sites online?

posted by platocave to basketball at 10:13 AM - 4 comments

October 15, 2004

Ray Allen speaks his mind about Kobe: Yup, the Sonics and Lakers battling it out for 11th place in the West this year will definitely be more interesting to watch.

posted by platocave to basketball at 07:12 AM - 17 comments