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John Dewan's Stat of the Week

2021 NFL Draft Preview

By Mark Simon, Nathan Cooper, and John Todd It’s a little more than two months to the NFL Draft, which takes place April 29, 30, and May 1 in Cleveland, and Sports Info Solutions is well-equipped to provide comprehensive analysis. We’ll share a sliver of it to give some information on the top players available. This season, [...]

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Still Some Good Outfield Defense Available

By MARK SIMONThe premier MLB free agents have all signed, but as we get ready to follow spring training, you might notice that you could make a pretty good defensive outfield from a few of the players that are still available.That would start in left field with longtime Yankee Brett Gardner, who was expected to [...]

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Stat of the Week: The Key Guys in Stopping Mahomes & Brady

By MARK SIMONPatrick Mahomes and Tom Brady figure to be throwing the ball all over the field in the Super Bowl on Sunday.But what should we know about the players who are trying to stop them?Let’s start with perhaps the most important defender to watch for the Buccaneers, cornerback Carlton Davis.Davis got burned for 10 [...]

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What Makes Nolan Arenado A Great Defender?

By MARK SIMON If you’re reading this, chances are you know that new Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado is a great defensive player. He’s won four Fielding Bible Awards and eight NL Gold Glove Awards at the hot corner. Even in 2020, when Arenado’s offensive numbers were a shell of what they’ve typically been, his defensive [...]

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The 2022 Hall of Fame Ballot

By MARK SIMON With no one elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021, we can now look ahead to the 2022 voting class. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Curt Schilling all enter their 10th and final year on the Hall of Fame ballot (though Schilling has asked to be taken off the ballot). Whether any [...]

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A Bears Fan's Sad Lament

By JOHN DEWAN As the Buccaneers and Chiefs head to the Super Bowl, as a lifelong Bears fan, I can [...]

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In Memoriam: Hank Aaron

By MARK SIMON Hank Aaron, one of the greatest legends that baseball has ever had, died today at age 86. But what a legacy he leaves behind. Aaron’s baseball career is defined by length and excellence. He played 23 seasons from 1954 to 1976 (21 with the Braves) and was selected to an All-Star team in 21 [...]

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Conference Championships Feature Top Offenses in NFL

By MARK SIMONThe NFL Conference Championship Games will feature the best-of-the-best in one regard.The top four teams in Points Earned are the four participants in the title games—the Packers, the Chiefs, the Bills, and the Buccaneers. It’s the first time in the five years in which SIS has calculated Total Points Earned that the top [...]

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Stat of the Week: White Sox Bolster Their Pitching Staff

By MARK SIMONThe 2020 White Sox snapped a streak of seven straight losing seasons by making the playoffs, where they lost to the Athletics in the Wild Card Round.While the Hot Stove has been largely cool this winter, the White Sox have made an aggressive push to better their 2020 showing. In addition to a [...]

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College Football National Championship Preview

By BRYCE ROSSLERThe opponents in next Monday's National Championship Game, Ohio State and Alabama, squared off in the inaugural College Football Playoff semifinals in 2014. These teams are still powerhouses, but a lot has changed since then.Baseball Info Solutions became Sports Info Solutions and we began charting football and now basketball.Urban Meyer retired (although rumor [...]

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