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In the sports world where heated debates are part of its core, we often forget that the use of statistics and context tell the whole story not just opinion. You can count on host Steve Duffis, the Walking Sports Encyclopedia to bring you the up to date stories in full context. From NBA, NFL, Soccer and College.

In the sports world where heated debates are part of its core, we often forget that the use of statistics and context tell the whole story not just opinion. You can count on host Steve Duffis, the Walking Sports Encyclopedia to bring you the up to date stories in full context. From NBA, NFL, Soccer and College.
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In the sports world where heated debates are part of its core, we often forget that the use of statistics and context tell the whole story not just opinion. You can count on host Steve Duffis, the Walking Sports Encyclopedia to bring you the up to date stories in full context. From NBA, NFL, Soccer and College.






StatMan - Episode #52 | 3rd Party Blunders

A couple of weeks before the start of the 2019-20 NBA regular season, the league finds itself involved in a controversy with China stemming from a now-deleted tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. In the tweet, Morey gave a message of support to protesters in Hong Kong who are currently involved in demonstrations that began in opposition to controversial proposed legislation. Morey's tweet was met with considerable backlash from Chinese authorities, while several different...


StatMan - Episode #51 | America Does Not Like Pretenders

In this week's episode Steve talks about the Dallas Cowboys pretentious ways against good teams but puff out their chest vs the bad teams. Same as the Cleveland Browns. The theme this week is all about being cautious and WHY IT MATTERS THAT sports America does not care about pretenders. Don't claim to be one thing and then your actions say another. The numbers will sniff you out but here is the summary: Packers 4-1, first place in the NFC North. Cowboys 3-2, saddled with a two-game losing...


StatMan - Episode #50 | The Journey (Special Milestone Episode)

Here we are with Episode 50 of the StatMan Podcast; The Journey. A personal milestone that I set for myself last year when I started this venture. Goal setting is essential to living a life with purpose and meaning. Goals give our lives direction and focus, and help us stay motivated over the long term. Nearly everything in life revolves around goals -- they encompass all of our plans for the future, all of our hopes, dreams and visions for what we want in life. And yet we often fail to...


StatMan - Episode #49 | A Clown Show till it is gone!

Pro football can look past allegations of predatory behavior toward women, but making the NFL look bad is a different story and you will look like a Clown Show. The demise of Brown’s career has been stunningly swift. Here’s a brief synopsis of his past two weeks: He’s been accused of rape and sexual misconduct by two women. He’s been released by two teams, the Raiders and the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. He’s cost himself countless millions in salary and endorsements, with Nike...


StatMan - Episode #48 | Switching of the Guard!

Is a switching of the guard happening in the NFL right in front our eyes? Recent sagas involving Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown might have been clues. Their failure to make the playoffs (Steelers) last year for the first time since 2013 was perhaps another hint. But the Pittsburgh Steelers now have their clearest indication yet that it's time to start fresh. Ben Roethlisberger looks like a man tired of being hit. He looks defeated, exhausted and somewhat out of shape. And while that's...


StatMan - Episode #47 | Does It Matter Who you Play?

Does it matters who you play? In this episode, Steve talks about Dak's Prescott performance and the numbers he put up and how they stack up in NFL History week ones. He also walked down history lane with 40 year old Tom Brady and his dominance of the Patriots, and how maniac crazy Antonio Brown will join this already potent offense. Finally, we talk a same old Browns and same old bad analytics with this team! ---- Statistics Used in Today's Episode Pro-Football Focus ----- Enjoy the...


StatMan - Episode #46 | Our 1 Year Anniversary & 2019 NFL Season Kick-Off Forecast

This is our 1 year Anniversary since we took the courage to take the journey of sports podcasting. I want to thank everyone behind the scenes who has encouraged and helped me get to this goal. Making it to one year in anything is an accomplishment especially something to you put so much work and effort into. To return my gratitude I will be giving away free merchandise to you readers and listeners. All you have to do is post on our Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram page what you enjoyed about...


StatMan - Episode #45 | Andrew Luck Shocks the Sports World

Andrew Luck's sudden retirement has sent shockwaves across the NFL over the past two days. Luck, who is just 29 years old, said his continued battle with injuries has ultimately led to his decision to hang up his cleats after just seven seasons and 86 regular season games. Luck said his decision to retire is based on how the injuries he has consistently endured over the past four years has taken their toll on him both physically and mentally. We often look at athletes with awe and envy,...


StatMan - Episode #44 | Is Dak Prescott it and the NBA Schedule Release Overview by the Numbers

In today's episode Steve talks about the first weekend of the EPL league and shared some statistics that gives an overview about what transpired. Also, he laughs at Dak Prescott turning down $30 mill to ask for $40 mill. Finally, he goes over the NBA schedule for the 2019-2020. Below is the breakdown: complete game schedule---- Statistics Used in Today's Episode Spotrac NFL Quarter SalaryEzekiel Elliot last ---- To share your thoughts: TwitterFacebookInstagramstatmanpodcast.comTo help...


StatMan - Episode #43 - Call It What It Is

In today's episode, Steve touches talks about his experience of being an immigrant in the United States of America, the El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio shooting, the effects it will have and has currently on our sports culture. He also focuses on what we need to do as a nation in order to stop the bigotry, white supremacy and hate towards people of color everywhere and also evaluates the numbers in regards to this for the NBA, MLB, Soccer, and Football. In the end he also touches on the...


StatMan - Episode #42 - Barcelona for the Treble f.t. Omar of Blaugranagram & Driven Shot Podcast

In this week's episode, I sit down with Omar from Blaugranagram and host of the Driven Shot Podcast, part of the Big Head Media Network. We talked about the F.C. Barcelona upcoming season, the things the need to improve on in 19/20, and how Messi will impact this lineup. We also managed to somehow talk about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and how they differ in playing style and who is much better (pretty obvious). The Premiere League headlines were also discussed and much...


StatMan - Episode #41 - Why is Barry Bonds Not In Hall of Fame?!

An announced crowd of 55,000 -- the second largest in the history of the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony -- and 53 previous inductees came to hear the reflections of Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Lee Smith and Harold Baines and to see Roy Halladay’s widow, Brandy, deliver a touching and tear-jerking tribute to the prominent pitcher, who left this world far too soon. In today's episode we tackle the numbers for the newcomers into the Baseball of Fame and how...


StatMan - Episode #40 - One of the Greatest Sports Weekends Ever

We live in a world where we need to be instantly gratified. This past weekend we got just that with the multitude of great ups in sports. USWNT won the Women's World Cup for the 4th time in 8 tries, back to back champs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr hit 91 HRs and lost the Home Run Derby. Kawhi Leonard signed with the Los Angeles Clippers along with Paul George, and Curacao (small island in the Caribbean) gets the big shout-out from one of his natives. I go in deep in some records that we broken...


StatMan - Episode #39 - Is this the best free agent class of all time?

This year's free agency is shaping up to be one of the biggest and most eventful in a while. Several marquee free agents have already departed from their current teams, including two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who are taking their talents to Brooklyn. The summer's biggest prize, Kawhi Leonard, will reportedly meet with the Clippers, Lakers and Raptors. Not to mention there will be a second tier of star free agents who will be intensely pursued, including established...


StatMan - Episode #38 - Board Man Gets Paid & Kings of the West Again

In Saturday's reported deal, the Pelicans basically swapped out Kuzma and that cap relief in favor of extracting a third first-round pick and unprotected swap rights on the Lakers' 2023 first-rounder. The final tally: Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart; the No. 4 pick in this draft; the Lakers' 2021 pick only if it falls within the top eight, otherwise converting into the Lakers' unprotected 2022 first-round pick; swap rights on first-rounders in 2023; and the Lakers' unprotected...


StatMan - Episode #37 - The Champs are alive!

The three-peat dreams are somehow still alive. The Golden State Warriors lost Kevin Durant to injury and fell behind by six points with less than four minutes remaining but still escaped Scotiabank Arena with a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors in Monday's Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for three straight three-pointers after falling behind by six to give Golden State the lead for good, and Draymond Green tipped away Kyle Lowry's...


StatMan - Episode #36 - FINALS tied, Klay injured, Raptors go Box in one

Visit the StatMan website Warriors win Game 2 109-104 over the Raptors to even the series at 1 game apiece. --- StatMan breaks down Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Nick Nurse apparent Box in One defense that worked(?), Klay's injury moving forward, and the impact of this moving into Game 3. --- Also at the end of the episode, thanks to he leaves you with Game 2 Mini audio soundbites! Key Stats: ---- - The Warriors have never trailed 2-0 during the Steve Kerr era. - The Warriors...


StatMan - Episode #35 - NBA Finals 2019 Analytical Breakdown & Predictions

Host Steve Duffis breaks down the NBA Finals between the Raptors and Warriors by the analytical numbers. Offensive and defensive ratings, percentages, possessions for each team. The bench impact, Kevin Durant's injury; how it impacts the Warriors, and he makes his Finals predictions based on the numbers and his eye test combined! Tune in for the masterclass in analytics! ---- To share your thoughts: TwitterFacebookInstagramTo help out the show: iTunesSubscribeiTunes Support the show


StatMan - Episode #34 - The WCF is All Over f.t. TheNoLookPass (Rey-Rey)

First off, I want to apologize for the slight echo but the audio went on us during the recording. In today's episode, I linked up with long time Twitter Mainstay and host of the "Rey-Rey is Fundamental" podcast to talk about some WCF Finals and ECF Finals games, the beginning of mainstream NBA on Twitter, and Magic Johson's ESPN First Take interview. You may know Rey-Rey better by his Twitter handle @TheNoLookPass . He has being on top of the NBA new game for a long time and it a privilege...


StatMan - Episode #33 f.t. Fox Sports 1, Mark Gunnels

Steve bring on a special co-host in Mark Gunnels, member of the NABJ, columnist for Black Sports Online (@bso), and PA for FoxSports 1. They talk about what went wrong with the Houston Rockets, the Steph Curry transformation and how the Blazers will matchup against the Warriors in the WCF. They also dove into some statistics that covered the ECF semi-finals, Kawhi's buzzer beater, and the impact moving forward. Steve also answered questions about the NBA draft on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019...