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Wharton Moneyball: NFL Philosophies, NBA Analytics, & MLB Storylines

Show from 9/11/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball our hosts talk with the former Director of Basketball Research for the Milwaukee Bucks Seth Partnow. Who now covers NBA and Basketball analytics for The Athletic.They discuss with Seth on what production looks like from an analyst's view and will NBA teams defend the three point line closer. Next our hosts talk with former NFL 20 year NFL Executive, Joe Banner.on where the New England Patriots competitive edge comes from. Also have you...


Wharton Moneyball: NFL Rankings, Josh Hermsmeyer, Aaron Schatz

Summary Show from 9/04/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball our hosts talk with the writer at FiveThirtyEight and the Founder of AirYards.com, Josh Hermsmeyer. They discuss the Colts starting quarterback Jacoby Brissettt and the data involved in broken tackles. Have you ever wonder where does the data on broken tackles come from? Next, ESPN writer, editor-in-chief and head statistician for FootballOutsiders.Com, Aaron Schatz talks with us about the one NFL team that he feels is under...


Wharton Moneyball: College Football Preview,

Show from 8/28/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball our hosts talk with the National College Football Insider for The Athletic, Bruce Feldman. They discuss their first week expectations of NCAA season. Also is there any credibility in the recruiting system for college football? Guests: Bruce Feldman is the National College Football Insider for The Athletic. One of the sport’s leading voices, he also works on FOX Sports’ college football coverage on the sidelines and in studio for FOX...


Wharton Moneyball: Coach Relationships & Trusted Football Analysis

Show from 8/21/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball our hosts talk with tennis coach Paul Annacone on his player and coach relationship with tennis greats Pete Sampras, Tim Henman, Rodger Federer and Sloane Stevens. Next, the senior producer of NFL Films and Executive Producer and Analyst for ESPN’s NFL Matchup Greg Cosell discusses with us on how he uses data to analyze NFL players. Guests: Paul Annacone is a tennis coached who has worked with champions like Pete Sampras, Tim Henman,...


Wharton Moneyball: MLB Predictions, NFL Storylines, & Hudl Analytics

Show from 8/14/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball our hosts talk with the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Hudl on how data and analytics has changed the way players are recruited across the country as well as how the company is using its technology to help coaches during games. Have you ever wondered what company is in the forefront of tracking analytics from sports athletes all over the country? Next hosts Cade Massey and Adi Wyner talk with Cornell professor Steven Strogatz...


Wharton Moneyball: College Football Favorites, Human Endurance, & Soccer Analytics

Show from 8/7/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball host Cade Massey flies solo. He kicks off the show talking about his favorite college football teams and his projections for the upcoming season. Next he brings on an expert in the limits of human endurance. How do you measure high intensity events and what is your endurance ceiling? Plus find out how we can grow soccer in the US and what analytics they're using to enhance in game experience. Guests: Herman Pontzer is an Associate...


Wharton Moneyball: Wearable Tech, NFL Play Analytics, & Athlete Training

Show from 7/31/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball, as the baseball season gets down to the wire hosts Eric Bradlow and Adi Wyner discuss what teams they think will make it to the 2019 World Series. Then, how can you measure an athletes recovery rate and what external factors impact performance? Our hosts talk to the CEO of WHOOP about their next generation wearable technology. Plus an in depth look at NFL play analytics. You'll find out how to measure the opposing teams offensive...


Wharton Moneyball: Changes to the Atlantic League & Predictive Analytics

Show from 7/24/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball, as the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline approaches teams will begin to become buyers or sellers. Tune in to hear what the data says about the worth of a few months of a rental player vs a handful of lesser known prospects. Then Hosts Cade Massey, Eric Bradlow, Adi Wyner and Shane Jensen dive into this weekend’s British Open and discuss what you should be watching as NFL training camps open. Plus find out what rule changes the...


Wharton Moneyball: The World Series of Poker, MLB's 60 Home Run Season, & the PGA Tour

Show from 7/17/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball, our hosts take an analytical look at what was one of the best tennis matches ever played in the men’s singles championship between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Then hosts Eric Bradlow, Shane Jensen and Adi Wyner preview 2019’s last golf Major in this weekend’s British Open. Tune in for all that as well as a look how your favorite MLB team stacks up as baseball’s second half is now in full swing and what data driven stories you...


Wharton Moneyball: MLB, Changes to the Baseball & Football Scouting

Show from 7/10/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball the hosts kick off the show discussing the US Women's World Cup victory against the Netherlands! Then the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George shifted the balance of power in the NBA, tune in to hear what the data and analytics tell us about who will succeed and who will falter in the new look league. After that our hosts take a look at how the baseball has changed over time and the effects these changes have on pitchers. Plus the...


Wharton Moneyball: Soccer Analytics, the Women's World Cup & Cirque Du Soleil

Show from 7/3/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball, Cirque du Soleil has been lauded for its sports science program for the incredible athletes in the organization. Tune in to hear from the man behind that program as hosts Cade Massey and Eric Bradlow dive into the importance of training and developing talent within your franchise. With NBA free agency now open hear the latest developments and how they will impact the upcoming season. Plus a look at the world of Major League Baseball...


Wharton Moneyball: Call to the Bullpen MLB Update & the 2019 NBA Draft

Show from 6/26/19 The Raptors were the first team ever to win an NBA Championship without a lottery draft pick on their roster. Tune in for an analytical look at recent NBA drafts, how the data suggests that teams are actually getting worse at drafting players and why this may happening. Hosts Adi Wyner and Shane Jensen will also breakdown this week’s news across the world of sports and hear from former MLB Pitching Coach Rick Peterson for his take on the latest happenings in Major League...


Wharton Moneyball: Sports Info Solutions, Football Analytics, & NBA Team Stats

Show from 6/19/19 Hosts Adi Wyner and Shane Jensen fly solo in this episode of Wharton Moneyball! Hear them get into the Stanley Cup, win probability in MLB, the NBA Finals and much more. Then they talk to the director of football and research at Sports Info Solutions about why we're seeing more passing in football and how analytics can ultimately save the game from dying out. Plus returning guest Neil Paine of FiveThirtyEight comes on to go through the headlines from the NBA Finals to...


Wharton Moneyball: 2019 NBA Finals, NFL Offensive Linemen, & TrackMan Data in MLB

Show from 6/12/19 Full house in this episode of Wharton Moneyball! At the top of the show our hosts get into the biggest sports news of the week, the NBA finals, Durant's injury and the Warriors victory in Toronto. Then former NFL Offensive Lineman turned MIT PHD in Mathematics, John Urschel, joins the show to talk about how he used his intelligence to help him excel on and off the field as well as his brand new book, “Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football.” Plus learn how TrackMan...


Craig O'Shannessy - Pre-French Open

Craig O'Shannessy joins the show again to talk all things tennis analytics!


Wharton Moneyball: Betting on Horse Races & the Baseball MVP Machine

Show from 6/5/19 Cade Massey and Shane Jensen fly solo at the top of the show and manage to sneak in some football, Canadian football to be exact! Then the NBA Finals are locked at one game apiece after the Warriors took game two. Tune in for an analytical look at what is now a pivotal game three and the potential impact of welcoming Kevin Durant back into the fold. Plus two guest segments on horse betting and MLB's switch to data driven baseball. What are the effects of the 'MVP Machine?'...


Wharton Moneyball: Why Generalists Triumph & A Look Behind the Magic of Jeopardy

Show from 5/29/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball we have our full cast of hosts and they talk to current Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer about strategy on the show! Plus they get into the benefits of being a generalist with author of the brand new book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Stay tuned for their weekly over unders at the end! Tune in Guests: David Epstein is author of the brand new book RANGE: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and of...


Wharton Moneyball: MLB Forecasting, Stanley Cup Hockey Analytics, & the French Open

Show from 5/22/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball hosts Shane Jensen and Adi Wyner kick off the show alone and switch things up by discussing things that DID NOT catch their eye in sports. Then they get into MLB forecasting and the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Next they bring on Hockey Analyst for TSN and NHL Network Mike Kelly to talk about the Stanley Cup from evaluating coaches to analyzing goalies. Plus host Eric Bradlow crashes the show during the second hour and they talk to...


Wharton Moneyball 5/15/2019

00:00: This Week in Sports 31:25: Brandel Chamblee of the Golf Channel on the PGA Championship 54:30: Jay Jaffe of FanGraphs on all things MLB 1:24:10: TWIS continued and Over/Unders


Wharton Moneyball: College Basketball Analytics & MLB Player Development

Show from 5/8/19 In this episode of Wharton Moneyball our hosts get into college basketball analytics with an expert in the space from the University of San Francisco Men’s Basketball team. Then get the latest on the MLB player stats with everything from intra-individual variation to effectiveness and player development. Plus don't miss the weekly over unders! Guests: Todd Golden is the head coach of the University of San Francisco Men’s Basketball Team. Follow him on Twitter:...