Miami Heat: So what if the Heat are 0-3 against Boston this year? So what if the Lakers and Magic are struggling against teams with winning records? History says that those regular season struggles may not matter! Neil Paine at Basketball Reference crunched the numbers: “knowing how a team performed vs. elite teams actually tells you less about who wins a playoff series than a team’s record against all teams, even non-elite teams. Team records vs. the cream of the crop certainly sound meaningful, but when it comes to predicting success or failure in the playoffs, you’d be better off knowing how they did against the entire league.” It’s too bad those numbers don’t have eyes. Miami has looked outclassed against Boston in all probably 10 of 12 quarters this year.
Brian Kelly got the dreaded vote of confidence from Notre Dame on Friday.
Odell Beckham Jr. was fined again by the NFL for his celebration.
Bill Murray crashed Friday’s White House press briefing to talk about the Cubs.
Don’t text on planes is late 2016’s “don’t email”
It’s been the #1 sport this year.
The Bears stink. The Cubs are good.