Investigating Traditional Crime Rankings

Recently, Forbes posted America’s Most Dangerous Cities of 2015 which attempted to rank the most violent cities with populations over 200,000 persons. Despite urgings by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to refrain from making violent crime rankings, several groups such as the former Morgan Quitno and, presently, Forbes continue to put forth rankings. In this…

NBA Power Rankings – November 15th Edition

Over the course of the past week, there have been another 58 NBA games that have been played, bringing the total number of games played to 151; over ten percent (12.28%) of the season complete. To date, we still have one undefeated team (Golden State, 11-0) and one winless team (Philadelphia, 0-10). Using the beta…

NBA Tracking Using Python: Warriors vs. Grizzlies

With the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies are set to square off for the second time this season tonight, we take an extended look at the most recent 119 – 69 Warrior win over the Grizzlies on November 2nd. We do this by looking at two consecutive possessions that resulted in a Warriors basket and a…