Differences of Schedule in the Overwatch League

When the Overwatch League was first announced to have 12 teams and split over four stages I just assumed it was going to have a balanced schedule. 11 opponents played 4 times each would have broken up nicely for the regular season. However the people behind the Overwatch League instead decided to go with an unbalanced schedule. Teams will play 40 games for the regular … Continue reading Differences of Schedule in the Overwatch League

Strength of Schedule in the Pro14

The Pro14 (formerly Pro12) expanded to 14 teams at the start of this season and with it, introduced conferences to the league. This change also caused teams to have unbalanced schedules where a team is no longer playing every other team home and away. Most sports leagues in Europe generally run with a full round robin however american leagues tend to use some form of … Continue reading Strength of Schedule in the Pro14

8 Key Stats for the Champions Cup Quarter Finals

Munster: 8 Tries Conceded Munster have come out of the group stages of the champions cup only conceding 8 tries through the 6 matches. And only 2 of those 6 were conceded at home which definitely bodes well for the quarter finals. Racing and Munster were the only two teams to come in under 2 tries a game from the group stages. Outside of the … Continue reading 8 Key Stats for the Champions Cup Quarter Finals

2018 Six Nations: Penalty Analysis

Ireland have seen a lot of success on the rugby field recently culminating in a Grand Slam win last weekend. A statistic that is frequently thrown out is how few penalties Ireland are conceding in matches and the impact this has on their results. It stands to reason that conceding less penalties is going to greatly benefit any team. You are reducing potential chances for … Continue reading 2018 Six Nations: Penalty Analysis

Los Angeles Gladiators: Are You Not Entertained

In between the latest drama in the Overwatch League, the Widowmaker highlight reels and the stellar Uber commentary lines, Los Angeles Gladiators have been grabbing a lot of attention for Stage Two. There is no doubting the improvement in the team from Stage One and this is in no small part down to the great signing of Fissure from London Spitfire. He was sitting on … Continue reading Los Angeles Gladiators: Are You Not Entertained

Heroes vs Villains: Marvel Baseball League

After binging on Daredevil over two days at the weekend, with the upcoming release of Avengers: Age of Ultron and being in the middle of my Marvel Cinematic Universe rewatch (to prepare for Avengers: Age of Ultron), I have Marvel on the mind. So I figured the only way to deal with this distraction is to embrace it. The Heroes and Villains of the Marvel universe … Continue reading Heroes vs Villains: Marvel Baseball League