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Archive for April, 2012

2012 NFL Draft Picks Added to the Site

27th April 2012

2012 NFL Draft Picks Added to the Site

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PFR Draft Finder

25th April 2012

To prepare for tomorrow's draft, be sure to use the PFR Draft Finder to search through every NFL and AFL draft pick ever made.

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PFR’s NFL Draft Research

24th April 2012

For more on the NFL Draft, check out the research done by Doug Drinen, Chase Stuart, and Jason Lisk for our old PFR Blog:

* All NFL Draft posts
* The Best Player Available
* Are safeties really a risk at the top of the draft?
* Do star safeties have shorter careers than players at other defensive positions?
* Do good teams really build along the lines?
* Matt Ryan, Brian Brohm, and the right to choose
* AFL versus NFL: draft class peaks and declines
* The Draft Value Chart: Right or Wrong?
* Would you trade the first overall pick for the entire fifth round (all 32 picks)?
* Fifth-round picks
* An AV-based draft chart
* Best draft classes
* Random trivia: draft class edition
* There are really two charts
* Brady Quinn and the discount rate on future picks
* Insane idea: quit scouting
* Rule change proposal: abolish the draft
* What’s a draft pick worth? (Parts I, II, & III)
* Rookie impact: running backs
* Rookie impact: wide receivers and tight ends

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Updates: 2012 Season Schedule

24th April 2012

The 2012 NFL schedule has been updated, as well as team-by-team schedules.

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NBA Player Twitter Feeds

23rd April 2012

A quick feature note: just like we recently added player Twitter links to Baseball-Reference, we also have added about 500 players' Twitter links to their Basketball-Reference pages. (For example.)

As always, please let us know if we're missing anybody.

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NFL Draft Section

23rd April 2012

With the NFL Draft coming up this week, here's a reminder that you can check out the event's history in our Draft Section. You can also learn what kind of production your team can expect from each pick using the Draft Preview, and be sure to visit S-R's College Football site to view the college stats of this year's prospects.

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NY Times: Nash’s Efficiency Keeps Suns in the Hunt

20th April 2012

Thanks to various diversions (vacation, etc.), it's been about a month since my last column for the New York Times. I'm back at it, though, so here's a link to my piece on Steve Nash that appears in today's paper:

Keeping Score: Nash’s Efficiency Keeps Suns in the Hunt

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NHL Playoffs Section

18th April 2012

To keep up with this year's playoffs, or review those of past years, be sure to check out H-R's Playoffs Section.

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BBR: Two Feature Updates

17th April 2012

This morning I updated a couple of things on

First, you can now select rows to sum on the player game logs. For example, go to Michael Jordan's 1986-87 Game Log. Suppose you want to see Jordan's statistics for his first five games that season. To do this, click on the row for his first game of the season (the row should now be highlighted in blue), then click on the row for his fifth game of the season. A pop-up will appear with Jordan's per game averages for those games.

Second, I added an option to the Player Game Finder that will allow you to search by the player's game number rather than just the team game number. For example, here are the highest scoring debuts of the last 10 seasons.

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Features: Player Births & Deaths

10th April 2012

Yearly tables of player births and player deaths have just been rolled out.

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