The FadeAway Returns!

Deon and I are still rolling along! Thrilled to share that we’ve posted two more episodes of our, The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt. We promise not to be ALL Illini ALL the time, but yes, these are two more Illini-centric episodes. The first one is with Nancy Fahey, the new Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Illinois. She’s had an incredible … Continue reading The FadeAway Returns!

Launching the FadeAway!

It’s been a long time of planning and coordinating schedules, but I’m happy to announce I’m partnering with Illini basketball legend Deon Thomas on a podcast. “The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt” is officially online, starting with two episodes. The first one helps reacquaint us with Deon and what he’s done post-Illinois. He’ll catch us up with his long, and successful, overseas career, … Continue reading Launching the FadeAway!

Are Analytics Good for Fans?

Bear with me on this one.  My guy, Tab Bamford (writer of the Blackhawks blog Committed Indians and Managing Director for La Vida Baseball…check these both out, AWESOME work!), shared a recent article about the predictability of the NBA Playoffs.  The discussion on his original post centered on how we arrived at two “super teams” that everyone presumed would meet for a third straight time … Continue reading Are Analytics Good for Fans?