What's the right age to have a baby? What if you're actually infertile? How much money are you supposed to have? How stable should you be? How many should you have?
When we listen to an analyst on television during a basketball game, we should hope to hear analysis that takes what we are seeing and breaks it down into the factors that are determining the observed outcomes.
Unlike every other big market team in North America, the Clippers have never, ever, ever been a title contender. This season they are one of the very best teams in the NBA. And that leads one to wonder... how did this worst team in NBA history become a title contender?
Yes, the Thunder are still an above average team. But Harden's production of wins will be very difficult to replace. So for the 2012-13 season, it doesn't look like the Thunder will be favored to get back to the NBA Finals.
One player can't win a title. You need other pieces to contend. And the people leading these franchises clearly couldn't identify enough pieces to make a title happen.
Scoring totals in the NBA can be quite deceptive. A player can boost his scoring totals by simply taking more and more shots. But if this shooting is inefficient, teams actually suffer from this choice.
ften people don't pay attention to what people say in ads. But this one -- starring Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder -- has a very interesting opening line.
The revenue per team in the NFL dwarfs what we see at the college ranks. And yet, the salaries of top coaches in both places are similar. How is this possible?
Should a team give up on the present by trading away an excellent player for a chance at one of those amazing number one picks in the draft? That suggests you need to sacrifice today to win tomorrow. But is this true?
The key to success lies not in never quitting, but in knowing when to quit. Here's why quitting can actually be better for your happiness -- and your health.
Based on a true story, I'm Glad My Mother is Alive is a film about unrequited mother-love gone haywire -- and the price of bad parenting.
We are a superstitious lot, we sports fans. If sitting facing east works on the day the Jets finally beat the Patriots in the playoffs, we better sit...
Last week, I wrote a Foreword for a friend's new book entitled The Freak Factor. It's a great look at the incredible, outrageous, freakishly wonderful...
One surefire way to get people's attention is to say the exact opposite of what everyone else is saying -- to claim that conventional wisdom is wrong. And sometimes, of course, conventional wisdom is wrong.
The new documentary based on Freakonomics is a very clever, entertaining, seemingly random, fact-loaded commentary on the workings of our world.