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Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – January 22nd

#1 Seeds: Villanova Duke – My data has Duke beating Virginia in the ACC Championship game, moving Duke to the 1 line and Virginia to the 2 seed in the West. Purdue Kansas Last Four in...

Taking a Deeper Look at 2017 MLB Statistics

Many fans make assumptions about certain aspects of baseball. Are younger players better than older players? Were the Astros really the best team? Does my favorite player really deserve to b...

Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – January 14th

#1 Seeds: Villanova Virginia Purdue Oklahoma Last Four in: Alabama USC Syracuse Houston First Four out: Western Kentucky Providence Georgia Virginia Tech Next Four out: ...

The Best “Resting Pitch Faces” in the MLB: 2017 Edition

As a follow up from our last year's edition, we present the MLB's Best "Resting Pitch Faces" of the 2017 season. Fans often overlook the beauty of the modern pitching form, allowing professi

Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – January 8th

#1 seeds: Duke Villanova Virginia Xavier Last Four in: Georgia Ohio St. Houston Boise St. First Four out: Alabama St. Bonaventure Marquette Minnesota Next Four out: V...

Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – December 31st

With the college basketball season just under halfway through, we're ready to announce our data-backed anticipated bracket for the 2018 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Highli

Boston College follows upset over #1 Duke with a win against Columbia

Boston College looked to follow up their massive 89-84 upset win against former #1 Duke with a similar performance against the Columbia Lions. Columbia was 1-9 heading into the matchup. BC t

BC Upsets Duke in Spectacular Fashion + Exclusive Player Interviews

Since 2007, Boston College has amassed a record of 50-121 in the ACC and a 141-191 record overall. They’ve only made the NCAA tournament once in the last 10 seasons, and they’ve struggled es

BracketBluster’s 2018 Introduction and Initial Bracket

Welcome to year two of BracketBluster on firstandfan.com. For those of you new to BracketBluster, I’ll share a little of the methodology that we use. The brackets that we present here are de...

Should Steph Curry Shoot Free Throws While Chewing His Mouthguard?

During the 2015 NBA playoffs, the Wall Street Journal published this article detailing the difference in Steph Curry’s free throw percentage with his mouthguard both in and out of his mouth.

Elon Football Set An Unprecedented Record

Flip a coin. Try to get 8 heads in a row.  Go ahead. I’ll wait. Still waiting. You should expect to flip that coin 768 times before you get 8 heads in a row.  That’s what Elon football did t

Little Giant Fixes

As a diehard New York Giants fan, I could only watch last Sunday night’s performance against the Cowboys with extreme agony and frustration. Jerry Reese, who I have not been the biggest prop...

David Ortiz is Really Busy After his Retirement From the MLB

David Ortiz is a legend in Red Sox and MLB history, not even a year out of retirement. Number 34 is already hanging up in the rafters of Fenway Park, and there's not a single person in the N...

Indian’s 21 Game Win Streak by the numbers

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 earlier today to win their American League record 21st game in a row. They passed the 2002 Oakland A's record of 20 straight wins, and h...

Review of the Celtics & Cavaliers Megatrade

To begin, let me make one thing very clear - Kyrie Irving is a better player than Isaiah Thomas. Now that that’s out of the way, it’s easier to break down the monumental trade between the Ce

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