Shut the F*%$ up about Sample Size

The analytics revolution in sports has led to profound changes in the way in which sports organizations think about their teams, players play the game, and fans consume the on-field product. Perhaps the best-known heuristic in sports analytics is sample size — the number…

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Colin Kaepernick is accidentally a brilliant psychologist

Over the last few years, there has been what feels like a never-ending spiral of police brutality, followed by protests against police brutality. Despite the cries from protestors, change is either incredibly slow, or has yet to begin altogether. Over…

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The Potential Backfire of Golf at the Olympics: Men’s Golf Still Isn’t Attracting Millennials

#SorryNotSorry @IGFgolf, because it’s true. One hundred twelve years of golf-less Olympics came to an end at tee-off of the men’s tournament on August 11th. Justin Rose of Great Britain and Inbee Park of South Korea took home the golds…

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There might be hope for Jose Reyes

On Oct 31st, 2015, Jose Reyes was charged for domestic abuse for choking his wife, and throwing her into a glass door. Reyes, who was playing for the Rockies at the time, was subsequently suspended without pay; he also effectively…

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Bryce Harper is right — he’s not a leader

What follows is an excerpt from a recent conversation between our own Brendon Ellis, avid Bryce Harper fan, and Megan Mansfield, one of our (more level-headed) researchers. Bryce Harper Fan: Bryce Harper was the NL MVP last season, and he…

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The Rams are so Hollywood

The NFL’s use of analytics is like Colin Farrell’s acting career: It gets lots of attention, but it seriously lacks substance. Perhaps the latest statistical head scratcher is the Rams’ trade for the first overall pick in this year’s 2016…

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Psychological Safety and the Adam LaRoche Saga

It was supposed to be the new cast of characters that stirred the pot on the south side. Who would have guessed that the preseason drama would emanate from an old war horse? The 36-year-old Adam LaRoche walked away from $13 million…

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Call for Articles

Dear Colleagues,My name is Dr. Benjamin Rosenberg and I am the managing editor of Burkmont.com. Our aspirations are to bring sports psychology research to the applied realm. If you have published sports psychology literature in a peer-reviewed journal, we would like to feature it…

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Sloan Bingo

Sloan 2016: What’s Next?

The conference was advertised as bigger and better, with the former being certainly true. There were more talks, more attendees (roughly 1,000 dorks and 3,000 wannabe dorks), and even longer lines for the men’s restroom than last year. Naturally at…

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