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A Few Websites Worth a Look

I thought that I’d list some of my favorite websites that deal with sports statistics. You’ve probably already heard of most of these, but maybe there’s one or two that you haven’t seen before.

If you like testing your knowledge of sports trivia, I highly recommend Sporcle. (http://www.sporcle.com/games/category/sports) It has a bunch of quizzes covering every sport, and new quizzes are being added daily. While your there, try a quiz that I made: http://www.sporcle.com/games/Drewmoney/nba-win-share-leaders-by-position

ESPN recently published an excellent article by Nate Silver (the guy who correctly predicted all 50 states in the last presidential election). It’s a good primer to how analytics is changing sports. Here’s the link: http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/10476210/nba-mlb-embrace-analytics-nfl-reluctant-espn-magazine

I think that Grantland (grantland.com), which is associated with ESPN.com, has some great journalists that use a lot of data analytics. If you haven’t been on Grantland before, I recommend you look up Bill Barnwell (NFL), Kirk Goldsberry (NBA), Zach Lowe (NBA), and Jonah Keri (MLB).

The Wages of Wins journal (http://wagesofwins.com/) has some interesting articles. Their focus is pretty similar to the focus of this blog.

For pure data, sports-reference.com is the best site I’ve ever seen. It has websites devoted to MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, NCAAB, NCAAF, and more.  A lot of the data that I use for my research projects comes from these websites.

If you’re interested in salaries, spotrac.com has lots of good information.

If you have any good websites that I haven’t listed here, I’d be glad to hear about them in the comments section.