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Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Wed, Apr 09, 2014, 12:02

Quote of the day
"I thought ... LeBron was the only thing they were missing." -- Notre Dame womenís basketball coach Muffet McGraw, after losing to UConn by 21 in the championship game

Daily blurb
Todayís blurb is coming to you from the re-crowned college basketball capital of the world (i.e., Connecticut). Who says history doesnít repeat? For the second time since 2004, UConn sits atop both the menís and womenís college basketball heap. The two teams are now 13-0 in championship games. Thatís an astonishing stat. If you assume each game is a coin flip, the odds of going 13-for-13 is 0.012%. Now, in some of those years, the womenís team was probably much better than a 50-50 proposition. But even if the women were 80-20 favorites each year (and some years they clearly were not), the 13/13 odds only rise to 0.84%. Go figure!

The Masters golf toon-a-ment tees off tomorrow morning. Get your GuruGolf foursomes set! Remember that prizes are awarded to the top GuruGolf team in both best ball and worst ball scoring for the Masters. So even if you havenít participated yet this season, why not register and pick up a foursome? You could score a sleeve or two of coveted RotoGuru logo golf balls!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Iíve made some significant progress in retooling my baseball stats processing. The stats now cover all six of the affiliated daily contest sites listed above, and are now updated automatically early each morning. While the sortable stats are not yet available for 2014, I do have the following pages/reports ready:

  • Daily point recaps - a listing of all player points for each game for each contest scoring system, showing listed position eligibility, salaries, and stat details.
  • Individual player detail pages, with links to related player pages at many other sites, plus a day-by-day history of stats, fantasy points, and salaries.
Now that I have this data assembled and organized, the next step is to feed it into the traditional sortable stats reporting. That should be done within the next week, and this year will include some new filtering capabilities that should be useful for daily contest analysis.
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