1. Pre-Season Hype: Teams That Will Not Meet Expectations

    The preseason poll has become an institution in college football. We've all seem them, read them, and many of us have created them. But preseason polls rarely live up to their hype...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about over 5 years ago 156 reads 5 comments

  2. ACC Has Proof It's the Finest Conference, Nail-Biting Season Will Only Help Case

    Last year, the ACC was the best conference in college football by just about every single metric. Utilizing the Fremeau Efficiency Index (or FEI), we can gauge how effective teams were last ...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about over 5 years ago 386 reads 19 comments

  3. The UFC: Positioning Itself for an Anti-Trust Lawsuit

    The UFC has really made waves recently with its business tactics and could be opening itself up to litigation under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The Sherman Anti-Trust Act has been a staple of the free markets for over 120 years now...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about over 5 years ago 489 reads 8 comments

  4. UFC and Fighter Pay: By the Numbers

    Since the additional bans on T-shirt sponsors, the issue of fighters' pay has increasingly been brought up. Fighter pay has been a hot button issue since the UFC acquired PRIDE FC in 2007 with many people claiming that fighter pay is not up to par...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about over 5 years ago 3,280 reads 0 comments

  5. So The O-Line Actually Matters?

    Last season Clemson started out strong. It was their year to return to national prominence. Armed with an excellent preseason ranking, they were going to start the season guns ablazing and lay waste to Alabama...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about over 5 years ago 216 reads 1 comments

  6. College Football Bowl Games: The Statistical Aberration

    Football is such a beautifully simple game. Get the ball from one end of the field to the other. Then the other team gets the opportunity to. Rinse and repeat. The regular season is even simpler...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about over 5 years ago 321 reads 2 comments

  7. Pound For Pound: Statistically Speaking

    Sherdog recently released their newest pound-for-pound rankings after Fedor's stunning KO over Andrei Arlovski and Georges St. Pierre's utter domination of BJ Penn. Their rankings have caused quite the stir amongst many in the MMA community...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about almost 6 years ago 712 reads 21 comments

  8. Why Lightweight and Middleweight Are the Weakest Divisions in UFC

    I have always found it very interesting that two fighters who are in the pound-for-pound discussions happen to fight in the UFC's weakest divisions. I'm going to show not only how shallow those divisions are, but also WHY they have been shallow in the UFC

    Matt H Written by Matt H about almost 6 years ago 808 reads 9 comments

  9. The Fight for MMA Supremacy: Pride FC or UFC?

    One of the things that really bugs me about Mixed Martial Arts is the debate about Pride FC vs. the UFC. Even after two years, people are still clamoring to say that one organization was better than other, and, quite frankly, I'm sick and tired of it...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about almost 6 years ago 1,986 reads 40 comments

  10. 10 Non-UFC Fighters to Watch Out for in 2009!

    Inspired by Tom Grant's take on his 10 off-the-beaten-path fighters to look out for in 2009 (can be found at http://bleacherreport...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about almost 6 years ago 1,365 reads 22 comments

  11. Past Their Prime: MMA's Old Dudes

    With Big Nog's loss, a common question seems to be running through the MMA community: Is Big Nog past his prime? To answer this question, we can turn to statistics, specifically the Elo-chess ranking system...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about almost 6 years ago 608 reads 10 comments

  12. Pound-for-Pound WORST Fighters

    Everyone loves to talk about their favorite fighters and discuss the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. The worst fighters in the world seen to get no love, though, and that is just down right wrong...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about almost 6 years ago 7,462 reads 10 comments

  13. Heisman Candidates In Perspective

    In four days, the most prestigious award in college football will be awarded. There are four possible candidates that the media has been focusing on, and unless you've been living under a rock, ...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about almost 6 years ago 722 reads 36 comments

  14. Florida State's Improvement Probably Worth Noting

    The regular season is over and now comes the critique of Florida State. How much did the Seminoles improve over last year? To answer this question, I utilized a probability function based on margin of victory...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about almost 6 years ago 513 reads 2 comments

  15. Statistically Ranking the Weightclasses

    For quite a while now, I've been dabbling with ranking college football teams, and I've been thinking about how to apply the same methodology I use with college football to MMA...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about almost 6 years ago 317 reads 14 comments

  16. A Look at the ACC's Out-of-Conference Victories

    The ACC really got hammered in the media this year due to the high level of competitiveness within the ACC. With the season over, it's high time to really look at how the ACC has fared with its out of conference scheduling...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about almost 6 years ago 823 reads 26 comments

  17. Statistically Ranking College Football's Top 27 Teams

    The season is drawing to an end, and with many teams finishing up their season this past week, it seems like a good time to examine how the season has fallen. These rankings are based on Jeff Sagarin's ratings and are very cut and dry...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about 6 years ago 391 reads 5 comments

  18. Jimbo Fisher and the Future of Florida State Football

    November 14, 2006 could go down in FSU history books as the end of an era. That is the day that Jeff Bowden resigned and the “Nepotism Era,” as the fans have dubbed it, came to an end...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about 6 years ago 918 reads 6 comments

  19. The M-1 Challenge: Global MMA in Perspective

    I can tell you exactly why I like MMA. I can tell you the exact moment when I knew MMA was the sport I just had to watch. And I can tell you exactly why I continue to enjoy MMA...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about 6 years ago 336 reads 7 comments

  20. The UFC Isn't Like Subway

    Let's say you wanted to start a Subway Restaurant. You would have to do all of the financing, pay for a location, hire and pay for the employees to work in the Subway, purchase the food for the subs, and do a little local marketing...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about 6 years ago 697 reads 9 comments

  21. Why People Are Obsessed With Brock Lesnar

    From what I read on message boards, websites, blogs, and even this humble website is that people are obsessed with Brock Lesnar...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about 6 years ago 1,011 reads 7 comments

  22. Grading College Football Conferences So Far

    College football season this year is concluding its final weeks, and it seems like a good time to grade the conferences...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about 6 years ago 234 reads 0 comments

  23. Florida State Team Report

    With Jimbo Fisher into his second season, it finally feels like he has breathed some life into Florida State's offense and the fans are starting to get a taste of the good old days...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about 6 years ago 216 reads 2 comments

  24. College Football Strength of Schedule So Far

    It seems that every week someone has come up with a new way of measuring strength of schedule. Differing metrics are used, formulas are calibrated, statistics are quoted, and on and on...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about 6 years ago 6,079 reads 5 comments

  25. Examining Florida State's Strength of Schedule

    It seems the college football community is wrapped up in the whole strength of schedule debate. Florida State got blasted early in the season by scheduling two "cupcakes" at the beginning of ...

    Matt H Written by Matt H about 6 years ago 1,733 reads 9 comments