Posted by Mike Lynch on April 24, 2015
As some of you may have already noticed, we recently added Daily Fantasy Points to player game logs for the 2013 to 2015 seasons. These statistics are located towards the far right of the table. DFS (DK) stands for DraftKings points, while DFS (FD) stands for FanDuel points.
Additionally, the DFS points have the same summing functionality as the other statistics in the table, so you can calculate a player's performance over a span by clicking on any two rows in the table.
We'd also like to take this opportunity to remind our users that a $15 deposit on a new DraftKings account through this link will come with a free year of Play Index access (normally $36/yr). More details on this offer can be found here.
We hope daily fantasy players enjoy this new feature and would love to hear about any other features you would like to see.
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Posted by Mike Lynch on April 21, 2015
We're excited to announce that we have a released an NFL Draft app on the Google Play store (and coming soon to Apple's App Store): the PFR Draft Machine. For users familiar with our Play Index Draft Finder tool, this brand new app will bring those same unique functions (and more) to your mobile devices.
Download this app now to find out who's picking where in 2015, the best pick at that position in the history of the draft, and the average performance of picks at that position. This app also allows users to make customized queries across every NFL draft pick in history, with filters such as year, team, college, position, round, etc. The only limits to your queries are your own imagination. This is the only app to bring the power of the Pro Football Reference Play Index to your mobile device.
And best of all, we're offering this app for FREE. So please download it and let us know what you think. We're eager to hear your feedback and apply it to any future mobile apps.
Note to Apple users: We're hopeful to have this in the App Store soon and will update the post when we have a link.
We have attached some sample images below:
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Posted by Mike Lynch on April 20, 2015
We just wanted to briefly mention that we have recently added every overtime goal in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to our Frivolities section here. This section currently contains two tables. The first shows the goal scorer, date, team, opponent, OT sessions, final score and how much time had elapsed in the OT periods at the time of the goal. The columns in the table are all sortable in case you'd like to quickly look at OT goals scored for or against your favorite team or find the shortest/longest OT games.
The table on the right, meanwhile, lists the all-time individual leaders in playoff OT goals.
It should be mentioned that this is a comprehensive list of OT goals in Stanley Cup Playoff games between two NHL teams. It does not, however, include games featuring the NHL against the WCHL or PCHA. You may also notice a couple instances where the "winning" OT goal merely tied the game. This is because some early playoff series were determined by total goals, so a game a team held a lead in could go to OT in order to determine the series winner.
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Posted in Announcement, Data, Features, History, Hockey-Reference.com, Playoffs
Posted by sean on April 17, 2015
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Posted by Mike Lynch on April 15, 2015
With playoffs season upon, we wanted to point out our 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs section. While it's mostly a shell right now, it will be a good bookmark for info as the playoffs get going. You can find schedule & results for every game, stats for every skater, goalie & team, as well as leaderboards.
There are also series preview pages to see how opponents match up with each other.
If you're more of a history buff, you can also take a skate down memory lane by checking out past playoff seasons, such as 2014 or 2013. Stats for series are also available, such as the 2013 Stanley Cup Final. Links to all playoff seasons (and a list of champions, runners-up and Conn Smythe winners) are available here.
Other Stanley Cup Playoff resources include our all-time Leaders & Records section, list of frequent champions and our Player Playoff Finder tool. With the Player Playoff Finder, you can run all sorts of custom queries such as leading goal scorers, assists leaders, short-handed goal leaders and many others.
Our Team Game Finder & Player Game Finder also contain options to restrict your searches to playoff games only. You can search for things such as the most recent playoff hat tricks & team records in their playoff openers. It should be noted that our player game logs currently go back to the 1988 Playoffs.
We hope you enjoy these features and please let us know what you'd like to see in the future.
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Posted in Announcement, Features, History, Hockey-Reference.com, Play Index, Playoffs
Posted by Mike Lynch on April 14, 2015
We've made a neat addition to our College Basketball site that we wanted to share with everyone. If you go to our Leaders & Records section, you'll notice that the right column now contains 2 "records" links. These pages contain all-time individual records for NCAA Tournament games and single NCAA Tournaments.
Now you can see that Austin Carr has 3 of the 5 highest scoring games in NCAA Tournament history. And you can even click on the date of the game to check out the box score.
The other option is to look at records for a single tournament run. Glen Rice holds the all-time record for points in a single tournament with 184 in Michigan's run to the 1989 National Championship.
We've added a note to the top of each page to indicate certain limitations of the scope of these statistics. For instance, although the NCAA Tournament has existed since 1939, assists, blocks and steals have only been officially tracked since the mid-1980s.
We hope you all enjoy this new addition.
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Posted by sean on April 10, 2015
I am pleased to announce that Hans van Slooten has taken over day-to-day development of Baseball-Reference.com. Hans has been with Sports Reference for 15 months now and moved over from hockey to baseball last month. Hans is a long-time SABR member and a very talented developer. You are likely to see a bunch of improvements this summer with Hans on the site full-time rather than me on the site half-time. He's also a dedicated Twins fan, so he will not face the unneeded distraction of a deep postseason run by his favorite team. Hans is on twitter at @cantpitch.
I'm not going anywhere. I'm still President of Sports Reference and will certainly be involved in Baseball-Reference.com, just not with day-to-day responsibilities. With six full-time employees, I have a bit more a management role now, and we are also launching a new site this summer and expecting to roll out some changes to all of the sites this summer.
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Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Statgeekery
Posted by Hans Van Slooten on April 5, 2015
It's been a long winter in Philadelphia (and in Minnesota). In honor of Sunday and Monday, the greatest days of the year, here are some Opening Day features we have here at B-R:
Give them a try, and enjoy baseball's return.
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