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Brian Burke
Brian Burke

Sr. Analyst; Creator of Advanced Football Analytics
ESPN
http://www.advancedfootballanalytics.com/

Brian Burke is a senior analyst for ESPN. Prior to joining ESPN, Brian was a consultant to several NFL teams and a regular contributor to the NY Times, Washington Post, Slate, NBC Sports and other outlets. He helped develop many of the core models and tools used in football analytics today, and much of his research can be found at his former website AdvancedFootballAnalytics.com. Brian is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and was a Navy carrier pilot and combat veteran.

Twitter - @bburkeESPN
ESPN - http://espn.com/analytics

Episodes: 11/15/2017 @9:00 AM, 8/30/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/12/2017 @9:00 AM


Chris Herring
Chris Herring

Senior Sportswriter, FiveThirtyEight
ESPN
https://fivethirtyeight.com/contributors/chris-herring/

Chris is a senior sportswriter for ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight. He is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University who had previously worked as the Knicks beat writer for the Wall Street Journal.

Twitter - @herring_nba

Episode: 11/15/2017 @8:30 AM


Ben Reiter
Ben Reiter

Senior Writer
Sports Illustrated
http://SI.com

Ben Reiter is a features writer and columnist for Sports Illustrated and SI.com. He has written 21 cover stories for the magazine, including a Feb. 23, 2009 profile of the Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels (The Fabulous New Life of Cole Hamels: http://www.si.com/vault/2009/02/23/105781016/the-fabulous-new-life-of-cole-hamels) and a June 30, 2014 piece for which he embedded inside the Houston Astros’ front office, providing unusual access to an unprecedented and controversial rebuilding effort (Astro-Matic Baseball: http://www.si.com/longform/astros/index.html). His Dec. 9, 2014 profile of the Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (The World’s Most Interesting Unicorn: http://www.si.com/nfl/2013/12/04/martellus-bennett-chicago-bears) was named a notable selection in The Best American Sports Writing 2014.

Reiter (pronounced writer), 37, joined SI in 2004 and lives in New York City. He is a graduate of Yale and Cambridge. He frequently appears on radio and TV stations across the co(Show Full Bio)untry, and is a regular guest the MLB Network.

Twitter - @BenReiter

Episode: 11/8/2017 @9:00 AM


Kelly Dwyer
Kelly Dwyer

Founder
The Second Arrangement
https://tsa.substack.com

I’m a sportswriter from the American Midwest whose work has appeared at Yahoo, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated’s website. I’ve been at this since 1997, when I began writing about the NBA for a website called OnHoops.

Twitter - @KDOnHoops

Episode: 11/8/2017 @8:30 AM


Bill Connelly
Bill Connelly

NCAA Football, Basketball, and Tennis Contributor; Author of "The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time"
SBNation
http://www.sbnation.com/authors/bill-connelly

Bill Connelly grew up a fan of the Miami Dolphins (post-1970s glory), Pittsburgh Pirates (ditto), Portland Trailblazers (ditto again) and Missouri Tigers. That he still enjoys sports at all shows both severe loyalty and a potential personality disorder. He spends his evening playing with excel sheets and watching DVR'd football games from ESPN Classic. See more of his work at Rock M Nation, Football Outsiders and Football Study Hall.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XH8MB34/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 11/1/2017 @9:00 AM, 9/6/2017 @9:00 AM, 4/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 11/9/2016 @9:00 AM


Ben Falk
Ben Falk

Owner
CleaningTheGlass.com
https://cleaningtheglass.com

Ben is the owner of CleaningTheGlass.com, a subscription service
Falk runs that provides a statistical NBA database as well as research and analytical articles
about basketball. Falk previously served as the VP of Basketball Strategy with the Philadelphia 76ers and as the Basketball Analytics Manager with the Portland Trailblazers.

Twitter - @bencfalk | @cleantheglass

Episode: 11/1/2017 @8:30 AM


Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of Pitching Development
Baltimore Orioles
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=bal

You may recognize Rick from his time as an MLB pitching coach with the Oakland A’s, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as a leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.

A lifelong “baseball guy,” Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. He has also coached with the Chicago White Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A’s finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.

Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michae(Show Full Bio)l Lewis’ bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein’s Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Currently, Rick is an MLB analyst and sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to perform their best and experience greater fulfillment in life and work.

Twitter - @RickPetersonCT
Rick Peterson Coaching - www.rickpetersoncoaching.com

Episodes: 10/25/2017 @8:30 PM, 9/27/2017 @8:30 AM, 9/13/2017 @8:30 AM, 8/23/2017 @9:00 AM, 8/9/2017 @8:30 AM, 7/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/12/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/28/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/31/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/17/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/3/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/5/2017 @8:30 AM, 1/25/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/2/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/26/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/19/2016 @8:30 AM, 9/7/2016 @9:30 AM, 8/24/2016 @8:30 AM, 7/13/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/15/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/1/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/18/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/4/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/28/2015 @8:00 AM, 10/21/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/5/2015 @8:00 AM, 6/3/2015 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 4/8/2015 @8:30 AM


Neil Greenberg
Neil Greenberg

Stats geek and sports writer
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com

Neil is a staff writer with The Washington Post whose beat is sports analytics. You can find his analysis and insight on the Fancy Stats blog where he covers all pro sports as well as college football and basketball. He also hosts “Crashing the Net” on 106.7 WFAN in Washington D.C. and prefers to be called a geek rather than a nerd.

Episode: 10/25/2017 @9:00 PM


Neil Paine
Neil Paine

Senior SportsWriter
FiveThirtyEight
https://fivethirtyeight.com/

Neil Paine is a writer and editor for FiveThirtyEight, a data journalism website. He covers a wide range of sports, with a focus on sabermetrics and statistical analysis. Before joining FiveThirtyEight, he worked as an analytics consultant for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and managed data for the Sports-Reference family of statistics websites. He's also written weekly columns for ESPN Insider and the New York Times. Neil graduated from Georgia Tech in 2009.

Twitter - @Neil_Paine

Episodes: 10/18/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @9:00 AM, 12/21/2016 @9:00 AM, 1/27/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 12/17/2014 @8:00 AM, 8/6/2014 @8:00 AM


Jim Duquette
Jim Duquette

Baseball Analyst; Former VP of Baseball Operations for the Baltimore Orioles and Former GM for the New York Mets
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/columnists/?id=jim_duquette

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Duquette

Twitter - @Jim_Duquette

Episode: 10/18/2017 @9:00 AM


Jay Jaffe
Jay Jaffe

Contributing Baseball Writer; Author of "The Cooperstown Casebook on the Baseball Hall of Fame"
Sports Illustrated (SI.com)
http://www.si.com/author/jay-jaffe

Jay Jaffe is a contributing baseball writer for SI.com and the author of the upcoming book The Cooperstown Casebook on the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Twitter - @jay_jaffe
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Cooperstown-Casebook-Baseball-Should-Plaques/dp/1250071216

Episodes: 10/11/2017 @9:00 AM, 1/18/2017 @8:00 AM


Tom Taylor
Tom Taylor

Reporter
Sports Illustrated
https://www.si.com/author/tom-taylor

Tom is a reporter at Sports Illustrated where he writes about science and technology as well as adventure and endurance sports. He studied aerospace engineering at Stanford University, graduating with a Ph.D. in 2013, then enrolled at Columbia University’s Journalism School. His mixture of science expertise, writing skills, and an interest in sports then took him to Sports Illustrated.

He has written about topics that range from avalanches to big waves, performance enhancing drugs to technological doping, and disability sport to race and gender equality. His magazine work includes extended features on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and degenerative brain disease, and wearable technology and athlete performance evaluation.

Twitter - @dailytomtaylor

Episode: 10/11/2017 @8:30 AM


Patrick Lucey
Patrick Lucey

Director of Data Science
STATS
https://www.stats.com/

Patrick Lucey is currently the Director of Data Science at STATS. His charter is to maximize the value of fine-grained player tracking data currently captured in high-performance sports. Previously, Patrick was at Disney Research for 5 years, where he conducted research into automatic sports broadcasting using large amounts of spatiotemporal tracking data. Previous to that, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Patrick received his BEng(EE) from USQ and his PhD from QUT, Australia in 2003 and 2008 respectively. He was co-author of the best paper at the 2016 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and has won best paper awards at INTERSPEECH (2007) and WACV (2014) international conferences.

Personal Site - http://www.patricklucey.com

Episodes: 10/4/2017 @9:00 AM, 6/7/2017 @9:00 AM, 5/25/2016 @8:00 AM


Luke Bornn
Luke Bornn

Vice President of Strategy and Analytics
the Sacramento Kings
http://www.nba.com/kings

Bornn joins the Kings organization after most recently serving as Head of Analytics for A.S. Roma of the Italian Serie A Football League, where he worked closely with managers, coaches and sports scientists to measure and evaluate athletes and performance. Concurrent with his tenure at Roma, the British Columbia native has served as a visiting scholar and professor at Harvard University in the Department of Statistics.

In addition to his academic acumen and professorships at Harvard and Simon Fraser University, Bornn is a frequent contributor to the field of sports analytics, authoring articles for the Journal for Quantitative Analysis, the Annals of Applied Statistics and the Journal of the American Statistical Association—providing insights on basketball-related topics such as NCAA Tournament forecasting, predicting possession outcomes in NBA contests and the spatial anatomy of defensive success.

Bornn is also a fixture at the renowned MIT Sloan Analytics Conference, co(Show Full Bio)-authoring six papers since 2014 covering a range of NBA disciplines such as mapping strategies, defensive metrics, ball movement and point predictions and real-time decision making utilizing optical tracking data. His work has been featured by Grantland.com, ESPN the Magazine, Bleacher Report, NBA.com, the Boston Globe and many others.

Episodes: 10/4/2017 @8:00 AM, 5/17/2017 @9:30 AM


Mark Glickman
Mark Glickman

Senior Lecturer on Statistics; Editor in Chief of "Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports"
Harvard University
https://statistics.fas.harvard.edu/people/mark-e-glickman

Dr. Mark Glickman, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, is Senior Lecturer on Statistics at the Harvard University Department of Statistics, and Senior Statistician at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a Veterans Administration Center of Innovation. Prior to his joining Harvard, he was Research Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research interests are primarily in the areas of statistical models for rating competitors in games and sports, and in statistical methods applied to problems in health services research.

Dr. Glickman's long-standing interest in methods for rating competitors in games and sports arose from his involvement in playing tournament chess, where he attained the title of U.S. national master in 1988. Dr. Glickman is known for having invented the Glicko and Glicko-2 rating systems, both of which have been adopted by many gaming organizations international(Show Full Bio)ly. These models stemmed from his Harvard docotoral dissertation on foundational probability models for rating competitors with time-varying abilities, a topic on which he has since published a number of scholarly papers, including methods for pairing competitors in tournaments.

Dr. Glickman has served as a member of the US Chess Ratings Committee since 1985, and has been the Chair of the Committee continuously since 1992. He has also served as Chair and Program Chair for the American Statistical Association's Section on Statistics in Sports, and has earned its award for Sports Statistician of the Year in 2009. He has co-founded and co-organizes the New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports, a bi-annual conference on the research and practice of applying statistical methods in sports. He was Associate Editor for the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 2012-2014, and has served as Editor-in-Chief since the start of 2015. At Harvard, he is the founding head of the new Lab for Sports Analytics.

Much of Dr. Glickman's publications have been in the realm of health services research. In the mid-1990s, Dr. Glickman's work critiquing the resource-based relative value scale algorithm for the Medicare Fee Schedule had led to his consultation to government agencies in Ontario and Alberta to help develop a statistical approach for medical fee schedule construction. He has received NIH and VA grants to study the genetic predisposition to disease onset for various cardiovascular diseases. More recently, he has developed statistical models for the detection of differential item functioning in health surveys, and helped to develop Bayesian meta-analysis models for indirect comparison of medical treatments. Among his activities outside his research, Dr. Glickman serves on NIH study sections for grant reviews, and is the editor of the "Here's to your Health" column in Chance magazine, a publication of the American Statistical Association.

Dr. Glickman received his B.A. in Statistics at Princeton University in 1986 (Summa Cum Laude, phi beta kappa), and earned his M.A. (1989) and Ph.D. (1993) in Statistics at Harvard University. He is an amateur magician who incorporates magic tricks into his statistics classes, and a pianist and guitarist who has performed in rock bands over the years. He currently resides in Cambridge, MA.

Book - https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jqas
Personal Site - http://glicko.net

Episodes: 10/4/2017 @9:30 AM, 6/21/2017 @8:30 AM


Sean Foreman
Sean Foreman

Founder
Baseball Reference
http://www.baseball-reference.com

Sean Forman was a mathematics professor at St. Joseph's University and is a baseball researcher. On April 1, 2000, he launched Baseball-Reference.com, which soon became one of the most popular statistical sites on the internet thanks to its simplified format in an age of dial-up connections when fancier sites took forever to load, plus stats not covered in those forums. The site has greatly expanded since then and in 2005 the BR Bullpen was created to add biographical and historical information to the numbers. This site would not exist if not for the work of Sean. He was also one of the founders of Baseball Think Factory.

In 2006 he won the award for best oral research presentation at the annual SABR convention and in 2011 he was honored with the Henry Chadwick Award.

Sean grew up in Iowa and earned a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences form the University of Iowa. He became a tenured professor of mathematics and computer science at St. Joseph's unive(Show Full Bio)rsity, but resigned in 2006 in order to devote his full attention to B-R.com.

Episodes: 10/4/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/21/2017 @9:00 AM


Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of Pitching Development
Baltimore Orioles
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=bal

You may recognize Rick from his time as an MLB pitching coach with the Oakland A’s, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as a leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.

A lifelong “baseball guy,” Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. He has also coached with the Chicago White Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A’s finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.

Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michae(Show Full Bio)l Lewis’ bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein’s Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Currently, Rick is an MLB analyst and sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to perform their best and experience greater fulfillment in life and work.

Twitter - @RickPetersonCT
Rick Peterson Coaching - www.rickpetersoncoaching.com

Episodes: 10/25/2017 @8:30 PM, 9/27/2017 @8:30 AM, 9/13/2017 @8:30 AM, 8/23/2017 @9:00 AM, 8/9/2017 @8:30 AM, 7/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/12/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/28/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/31/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/17/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/3/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/5/2017 @8:30 AM, 1/25/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/2/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/26/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/19/2016 @8:30 AM, 9/7/2016 @9:30 AM, 8/24/2016 @8:30 AM, 7/13/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/15/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/1/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/18/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/4/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/28/2015 @8:00 AM, 10/21/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/5/2015 @8:00 AM, 6/3/2015 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 4/8/2015 @8:30 AM


Alan Nathan
Alan Nathan

Professor Emeritus of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
https://physics.illinois.edu/people/directory/profile/a-nathan

Dr. Alan Nathan is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a long career studying the high-speed collisions of subatomic particles, he now studies much lower speed collisions between baseballs and bats. He runs the very popular site The Physics of Baseball (baseball.physics.illinois.edu), and has served on various panels advising organizations such as the NCAA on issues related to bat performance. He has consulted with various MLB teams about new technologies used to track the baseball, such as PITCHf/x and Statcast. Recent studies he has undertaken are the physics of hitting a home run, optimizing the swing of the bat, and the mysteries of the knuckleball.

Twitter - @pobguy
The Physics of Baseball - http://baseball.physics.illinois.edu/

Episodes: 9/27/2017 @9:00 AM, 10/12/2016 @9:00 AM, 7/13/2016 @8:00 AM


Rob Arthur
Rob Arthur

Baseball Columnist
FiveThirtyEight
http://fivethirtyeight.com/contributors/rob-arthur/

Rob Arthur is a freelance journalist, consultant, and statistician. He writes about baseball (for FiveThirtyEight and The Athletic), criminal justice, other sports, science, and more.

Rob's background is as an evolutionary geneticist. He finished his PhD in 2015 from the University of Chicago, while also writing for Baseball Prospectus. Around the same time, Rob started a gig writing for FiveThirtyEight about baseball. After working in a cancer research lab at the University of Chicago Medical Center for about a year, he decided to quit my postdoctoral fellowship position to become a full-time journalist.

Twitter - @No_Little_Plans
Personal Site - http://makenolittleplans.net/about/

Episodes: 9/20/2017 @8:30 AM, 10/5/2016 @9:00 AM


Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin

Olympic Gold Medalist (2004), World Championship Gold Medalist (2017)
https://www.olympic.org/justin-gatlin

Team USA for biographical Information: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-track-and-field/athletes/justin-gatlin

College:
University of Tennessee ’02, Psychology
Troy University ’06, Psychology

Episode: 9/20/2017 @9:00 AM


Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of Pitching Development
Baltimore Orioles
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=bal

You may recognize Rick from his time as an MLB pitching coach with the Oakland A’s, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as a leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.

A lifelong “baseball guy,” Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. He has also coached with the Chicago White Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A’s finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.

Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michae(Show Full Bio)l Lewis’ bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein’s Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Currently, Rick is an MLB analyst and sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to perform their best and experience greater fulfillment in life and work.

Twitter - @RickPetersonCT
Rick Peterson Coaching - www.rickpetersoncoaching.com

Episodes: 10/25/2017 @8:30 PM, 9/27/2017 @8:30 AM, 9/13/2017 @8:30 AM, 8/23/2017 @9:00 AM, 8/9/2017 @8:30 AM, 7/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/12/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/28/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/31/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/17/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/3/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/5/2017 @8:30 AM, 1/25/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/2/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/26/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/19/2016 @8:30 AM, 9/7/2016 @9:30 AM, 8/24/2016 @8:30 AM, 7/13/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/15/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/1/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/18/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/4/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/28/2015 @8:00 AM, 10/21/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/5/2015 @8:00 AM, 6/3/2015 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 4/8/2015 @8:30 AM


Steve Palazzolo
Steve Palazzolo

Senior Analyst
ProFootball Focus
https://www.profootballfocus.com/author/palo20/

Steve has been with PFF since 2011 and he is currently leading all NFL Draft related content while also co-hosting the PFF Pro Podcast.

Twitter - @PFF_Steve

Episode: 9/13/2017 @9:00 AM


Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz

President; Editor-in-Chief
Football Outsider
https://www.footballoutsiders.com

Aaron Schatz is the creator of FootballOutsiders.com and a number of advanced NFL metrics used on that website, including DVOA, DYAR, adjusted line yards, and the KUBIAK fantasy football projections. He is also the editor-in-chief of the annual Football Outsiders Almanac and writes regularly for ESPN Insider and ESPN The Magazine. The New York Times Magazine referred to him as “the Bill James of football.” He lives in Natick, Massachusetts, home of the legendary Doug Flutie.

Twitter - @FO_ASchatz

Episodes: 9/6/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/11/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/6/2014 @8:00 AM


Bill Connelly
Bill Connelly

NCAA Football, Basketball, and Tennis Contributor; Author of "The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time"
SBNation
http://www.sbnation.com/authors/bill-connelly

Bill Connelly grew up a fan of the Miami Dolphins (post-1970s glory), Pittsburgh Pirates (ditto), Portland Trailblazers (ditto again) and Missouri Tigers. That he still enjoys sports at all shows both severe loyalty and a potential personality disorder. He spends his evening playing with excel sheets and watching DVR'd football games from ESPN Classic. See more of his work at Rock M Nation, Football Outsiders and Football Study Hall.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XH8MB34/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 11/1/2017 @9:00 AM, 9/6/2017 @9:00 AM, 4/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 11/9/2016 @9:00 AM


Craig O'Shannessy
Craig O'Shannessy

Founder
Brain Game Tennis; Tennis Strategy Expert
https://www.braingametennis.com/

Craig O’Shannessy is an Australian tour coach and Director of the Brain Game – a sports science website that specializes in the video analysis of tennis matches that teaches the patterns of play that dominate our game. As such, he is widely recognized as the world leader in teaching and analyzing tennis strategy. Craig specializes in this specific area of the sport, creating his online Brain Game Tennis business to teach players, coaches and fans the patterns of play, and winning percentages that dominate our sport.

Craig has served as an expert panelist at Wimbledon, the Australian Open, and the ATP and WTA World Tours. He also was part of Dustin Brown’s coaching team, along with Scott Wittenberg and Malte Stropp, specializing in the strategy that defeated two-time Wimbledon champion, Rafael Nadal. Craig helped orchestrate the game plan, making small adjustments to Dustin’s game, and fine-tuning the tactics that produced the most memorable match of the 2015 Championships.
(Show Full Bio)r>Craig has researched thousands of matches using his unique Dartfish Match Tagging software to unlock the secrets of our game and uncover the patterns and percentages that really matter. He teaches this knowledge through his website and also on court with players at all levels of the game.

Craig started coaching on the pro tour 20 years ago and recently helped direct Kevin Anderson from outside the top 150 in the world into the top 50 in around 12 months. In 2011 he resurrected the career of Rajeev Ram who was 28 years old and languishing at 272 in the world. Within twelve months Craig had Rajeev back inside the top 100 enjoying his first top 20 win of his career. Craig has coached on center court at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open and passes along the learning from his pro tour experiences to juniors just beginning their life-long journey in our wonderful sport.

Craig began his coaching career in 1991, working with world-renowned tennis management company, Peter Burwash International (PBI) in the Woodlands, Texas. Craig was voted runner-up for Rookie of the Year in 1992, and was part of the globe-trotting PBI Tennis Show, performing in California, Guam, Seoul, Jakarta, Bali and Oman in the Middle East.

Craig moved back to his homeland of Australia in 1995 to open the O’Shannessy Tennis Academy at the Wodonga Tennis Center — Australia’s largest tennis facility with 52 courts (30 grass/22 clay). It quickly developed into one of the leading academies in the region, attracting players from New Zealand, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. In 1997, Craig guided Andrew Bronneberg to victory in the Australian National Junior Grasscourt Championships in singles and doubles.

Craig also worked with Canadian, Vanessa Webb, who won the 1998 NCAA Women’s Singles Championships while at Duke University. Craig then coached Andrew and Vanessa as they transitioned to the pro tour. Craig returned to the U.S. in 2001 to direct the junior academy at the T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas, Texas. Craig also continued his work on tour with tour players Jeff Salzenstein, Andrew Ilie, Amer Delic, Brendan Evans and Ansley Cargill. At Wimbledon in 2011, Craig directed #262 Melinda Czink, from Hungary, to a first round, straight-sets victory over world #10 Samantha Stosur, of Australia.

In 2015, he won the Tim Gullickson Touring Coach of the Year Award at the World Conference in New Orleans. The award is special recognition from the tennis industry of Craig’s remarkable work at the top level of our sport.

Twitter - @BrainGameTennis

Episode: 8/30/2017 @9:00 AM