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August 22, 2011

How much time does Duncan have left?: Zach Lowe looks at the history of big men in Tim Duncan’s current age range for clues about how much the Big Fundamental has left in his tank.

August 19, 2011

2011 Pittsburgh Steelers = The New Over-The-Hill Gang: Jason Lisk of TBL writes about the Steelers, and specifically their aging defense. Historically, what does starting a bunch of guys on the wrong side of 30 mean?

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August 16, 2011

Real minutes played: TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott writes about the leaders in “real” minutes played — that is, combined playoff and regular-season minutes. Beware hidden mileage!

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July 27, 2011

Ichiro Suzuki — Bad Luck, Or Bad Age?: Fangraphs’ Bradley Woodrum wonders whether Ichiro’s 2011 decline is age-related or luck-related.

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July 21, 2011

Don’t Be Fooled By Age and Previous Year’s Beauty: Apropos of fantasy football, Jason Lisk of The Big Lead examines RB aging patterns to help identify the riskiest runners to avoid.

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July 18, 2011

The Giants’ 2011 OL eerily resembles the Cowboys’ OL of 2010: Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast calculated opening-day ages (to the day) for every NFL O-lineman. In the process, he found that the Giants have by far the oldest line in football, just as Dallas did a year ago.

July 14, 2011

Is Tony Romo Done as an Elite Player?: LiveBall Sports’ Greg Trippiedi analyzes whether Romo’s window as an elite QB is closing.

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July 6, 2011

The 2011 All-Collapse All-Stars: THT’s Chris Jaffe “highlights” this year’s crop of older players whose performances have fallen completely off a cliff.

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June 22, 2011

Is there hope for Wells and Dunn?: With Adam Dunn and Vernon Wells in the midst of two of the 20 worst single-season OPS drop-offs ever, ESPN’s Dan Szymborski looks to history and wonders if players on the wrong side of 30 who decline like this ever bounce back.

June 21, 2011

Is age a factor in the NBA draft?: At TrueHoop, Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver look at a player’s draft age as a predictor of future success — there is a definite trend that younger, highly drafted players have more success than older ones.

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June 20, 2011

The Latest From the Wages of Wins: From The Wages of Wins Journal, a look at Win Score for 2011 draft prospects and a note about player aging curves that the Chicago Bulls are taking to heart.

June 10, 2011

Ichiro’s Silent Season: David Golebiewski of Fangraphs on Ichiro’s slow start to 2011.

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June 9, 2011

Ichiro’s Long, Slow Decline: A Graphic Journey: Justin Bopp of Beyond the Box Score with a handful of graphs that illustrate Ichiro’s decline over the years.

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June 1, 2011

Has Billy Butler Reached His Offensive Peak?: At Royals Review, Jeff Zimmerman applies his recent work on aging curves to Butler.

May 31, 2011

Hitter Aging Curves: Jeff Zimmerman of BtB looks at how age impacts a player’s RAA, including different curves for different “types” of players.

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May 19, 2011

The Over/Under-30 All-Stars: Ben Lindbergh of BP lists players who did most of their damage on only one side of age 30.

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May 10, 2011

Michael Turner & Age vs Mileage for a Running Back: The Big Lead’s Jason Lisk examines the old age vs. mileage question as it relates to Turner.

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Advancing Age: Despite Kobe Bryant’s similarity to Michael Jordan, BBall Prospectus’ Kevin Pelton writes that the aging Lakers are officially past their prime.

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May 9, 2011

Derek Jeter and the Curse of Age: Nate Silver of the NY Times on aging and Derek Jeter’s rapidly-diminishing skills.

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May 4, 2011

Losing It Semi-Quickly In Mid-to-Late 30′s Since 1973: Steve Lombardi of B-R found players who were good in the their mid-30s… until suddenly they weren’t.

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April 14, 2011

Jeter May Benefit From Rest

Writing for the NY Times, Sean Forman suggests that the Yankees should keep Jeter fresh. Link

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