Posts about Sports
  • 10 Jul 2013 On the Economics of Ticket Scalping

    We analyze ticket scalping during UAAP games using a simple demand and supply framework.

  • 4 Oct 2013 On the UAAP Season 76 : DLSU vs UST Finals Game 1

    What a heartbreaking loss! After recovering from a 17-point deficit, the DLSU Green Archers struggled to make the winning basket in their finals matchup against the UST Growling Tigers. To come to terms with it, I've tried to analyze the outcome of the game the way I know best: through data. Let's take a look at the numbers on the hard court.

  • 22 Jan 2014 On Hot Hands and Shooting Streaks : Does "momentum" in basketball really exist?

    Basketball fans and players alike will attest to the 'hot hand' phenomenon, where the chances or a player making the shot are much higher following a series of successful shots than the chances following a miss. In this article, we feature a journal article that debunks this phenomenon as merely a figment of fans' imaginations.