Host Ed Feng breaks down Ohio State at Michigan, Wisconsin at Minnesota and Alabama at Auburn. He ends by discussing two books and a YouTube channel that have captivated him lately.
Michael Salfino, whose work can be found on FiveThirtyEight, The Athletic and the Wall Street Journal, joins me to discuss the NFL. He tells us how initiated the Massey-Peabody football rankings. Then he explains the strategy for stopping Lamar Jackson that a team has yet to use in 2019. Finally, we discuss a key statistic for evaluating NFL teams and how this impacts his Super Bowl contenders.
Host Ed Feng discuss his results for the chance that each team makes the college football playoff. He looks deeper at Clemson, the Pac-12 contenders Utah and Oregon, and Minnesota.
Dr. Ben Baldwin, writer for The Athletic that covers the Seattle Seahawks, joins me to discuss NFL football analytics. He tells us why he goes by "new-age analytical" on Twitter. Then he explains his work on whether running the ball sets up play action, and how this has impacted Seattle's play calling in 2019. He then breaks down the Monday night game with Seattle at San Francisco. We end with a discussion on Aaron Rodgers, the Rams and the Big Data Bowl.