January 18th, 2010

FSB Daily 1/18: Mike Fratello, Nando Di Fino, Sabermetrics

Monday, January 18th, 2010

A roundup of items recently posted on the FSB News page.

- Turner Sports has launched a website for basketball analyst Mike Fratello. Amid the other analysis and bits, the former coach of the NBA’s Grizzlies, Hawks and Cavaliers offers a weekly fantasy pick (apparently each Monday). The three players he has focused on so far include Celtics guard Tony Allen, Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Sixers guard Louis Williams.

- Those who won their leagues this year would probably dispute Nando Di Fino’s most recent Wall Street Journal column that deems fantasy football mostly luck-driven. Those who lost, however, might be more inclined to agree. Anyone who provides fantasy advice, on the other hand, should skip right to the part where an author says we “usually know nothing.”

- We’ve learned over the past few years that sports statistics officially reside in the public domain. Deep Focus Inc., however, now wants to trademark a popular method of baseball statistical analysis: sabermetrics. The Society of American Baseball Research, or SABR, is fighting that effort.

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