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Why We Oppose #SOPA

Posted by admin on January 18, 2012

Baseball-Reference.com is blacking out our logo today to make you aware of a law that will soon be before Congress that could dramatically affect innovation and freedom on the internet. SOPA and PIPA will soon be before Congress and these laws will dramatically alter the current balance of power between copyright holders and the rights of users and website creators.

Sports Reference believes that intellectual property should be protected (our livelihoods depend on it), but these proposed laws go way, way, way too far in trying to stop piracy. A sane, reasoned approach to piracy is what is needed, and these laws proposed by the Movie and Recording Industry would reduce innovation on the internet. They want to return to the 1980's. Do you want sports statistics information to return to the 1980's?

How could SOPA and PIPA hurt Sports Reference LLC?

SOPA and PIPA are a threat to Sports Reference in many ways. For example, in its current form, SOPA would require Sports Reference to actively monitor every site we link to, to ensure it doesn't host infringing content. Even a link to an infringing site could put us in jeopardy of being forced offline.

Links to more information and steps you can take to oppose these laws from Google and Wikipedia.

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Sports Reference Mobile Sites: Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Hockey

Posted by admin on December 24, 2011

Our four mobile sites can help you out whenever you are away from home and looking up stats at the parents' house or when you're out with friends or just too lazy to reach the computer.

Almost all of the stats available on the full sites are available through the mobile site, but in a format optimized for your smartphone or tablet. And you can easily switch back to the full site if you prefer. You can even add them to your phone's home screen just like an app (instructions are on the site's home pages).

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CBB: College Basketball Boxscores

Posted by Neil on December 16, 2011

College Basketball box scores

Check out boxscores from the past two college hoops seasons (2011-12 updated daily).

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, Features

BBR: New Look for Basketball Reference

Posted by Neil on December 12, 2011

Latrell Sprewell NBA & ABA Statistics

You might notice that we've slightly tweaked the way things look at BBR, letting you do things like share stats and link to specific tables. Do not adjust your computer screens -- we simply updated the site's javascript today.

6 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features

BBR: Advanced Box Scores

Posted by Neil on December 12, 2011

Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks Box Score, April 6, 1996

Check out the "Advanced Box Score" tooltip on BBR boxscores to see the advanced metrics from the game.

(Special bonus for anyone who can tell me the significance of the game I linked above...)

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List of NBA Players Stuck Overseas for 2011-12 Season

Posted by Neil on November 29, 2011

When the NBA lockout was resolved last weekend, it was time for players who went overseas to return stateside and prepare for the 2012 season. Well, except for these guys, who failed to secure opt-out clauses when signing with foreign clubs:

2010-11 NBA Stats
Player Country Last NBA Team G MPG PPG RPG APG FG% FT% 3P% PER WS
Hilton Armstrong France Hawks 53 9.2 1.7 2.5 0.3 48.7 48.5 50.0 8.8 0.5
Aaron Brooks China Suns 59 21.8 10.7 1.3 3.9 37.5 88.6 29.7 13.1 1.1
Rasual Butler Spain Bulls 47 16.4 4.7 1.6 0.6 33.3 66.7 33.8 6.2 -0.1
Wilson Chandler China Nuggets 72 33.3 15.3 5.7 1.7 45.0 80.7 35.0 14.6 3.9
Joey Dorsey Spain Raptors 43 12.1 3.1 4.4 0.6 52.5 47.7 0.0 14.2 0.8
Chris Douglas-Roberts Italy Bucks 44 20.1 7.3 2.0 1.1 42.9 83.1 32.6 11.5 1.6
Dan Gadzuric China Nets 42 11.0 2.8 3.2 0.3 41.9 37.0 0.0 9.9 0.1
Mike Harris China Rockets 4 4.0 2.0 1.3 0.3 50.0 50.0 0.0 17.9 0.0
Eugene Jeter Spain Kings 62 13.8 4.1 1.1 2.6 40.9 90.2 20.0 11.1 0.7
Trey Johnson Italy Lakers 8 11.8 4.3 0.9 1.4 36.4 90.0 33.3 8.3 0.0
Nenad Krstic Russia Celtics 71 22.1 8.1 4.7 0.4 51.1 77.4 0.0 13.1 4.0
Acie Law Serbia Warriors 51 14.2 4.2 1.2 1.6 43.5 73.4 16.7 9.9 0.4
Kenyon Martin China Nuggets 48 25.7 8.6 6.2 2.3 51.1 58.3 22.2 14.2 2.7
Patrick Mills China Trail Blazers 64 12.2 5.5 0.8 1.7 41.2 76.6 35.3 13.0 0.7
Josh Powell China Hawks 54 12.1 4.1 2.5 0.4 45.2 80.0 0.0 8.0 -0.2
Chris Quinn Russia Spurs 41 7.1 2.0 0.6 1.0 36.3 50.0 29.7 7.6 0.1
Mustafa Shakur France Wizards 22 7.2 2.3 1.0 1.1 35.6 53.3 10.0 6.8 -0.4
J.R. Smith China Nuggets 79 24.9 12.3 4.1 2.2 43.5 73.8 39.0 16.4 5.0
Darius Songaila Turkey 76ers 10 7.1 1.6 1.0 0.2 46.7 50.0 0.0 1.2 0.0
DaJuan Summers Italy Pistons 22 9.0 3.4 0.5 0.1 40.6 45.0 42.9 4.4 -0.3
Garrett Temple Italy Bobcats 24 9.6 2.4 1.0 1.3 29.4 41.2 27.0 4.7 -0.4
Sasha Vujacic Turkey Nets 67 24.6 9.8 2.8 2.0 40.2 84.4 37.0 12.3 2.1
Sonny Weems Lithuania Raptors 59 23.9 9.2 2.6 1.8 44.4 76.6 27.9 10.2 -0.3

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