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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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