MVP Chase

James Leroy Wilson
On great athletes and their teams
Created 03 May 2021
  • Ranking the NFL Playoff Teams
    10 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 1 0
    With the NFL regular season completed, I thought I'd do a raw ranking of the body of work of all 32 teams. You could call it an evaluation of the season, with a caveat: I'm not ranking teams based on ...
  • NFL MVP Chase entering the final week
    07 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    My idea for the NFL MVP Chase is that a player doesn't have to be great every game to help his team win. The main thing is to: Show up Be good Win! It doesn't matter how well you played in a loss, and...
  • The Pro Bowl and MVP Chase leaders
    27 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    My NFL MVP Chase measures how often a (ball-handling) player makes significant contributions to victories. Based on data from previous seasons, I concluded at the beginning of this season that a quart...
  • What is the NBA MVP Chase?
    26 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    "His value to our team, it’s hard to quantify." - Monty Williams on Mikal Bridges Right now, Mikal Bridges is tied with Steph Curry in my NBA MVP Chase. Should that be? And what is the MVP Chase, anyw...
  • Week 16 NFL Picks
    23 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Last week: 8-8 against the spread and am 70-74 since Week 6. As for picking the winner straight-up, I was 9-7 and am 90-54 since Week 6. Here are my Week 16 picks. 49ers @ Titans: 49ers by 5 Browns @ ...
  • The Case for Cooper Kupp
    22 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    To earn a point in the NFL MVP Chase, a player must have a passer rating of 97.0 or more (if a quarterback) or 70 yards from scrimmage in a victory or tie. Six weeks ago, I discussed the two leaders i...
  • NBA and NHL MVP Chases
    18 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    The NHL has a tight race for the scoring title. Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals and Connor McDavid of the Oilers are tied with 47 points each, while McDavid's teammate Leon Draisaitl is one point behind...
  • Urban, Week 15 picks, and the NFL MVP Chase
    16 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    I intended to comment yesterday on the Urban Meyer saga in Jacksonville, before a storm came through and caused technical difficulties. As it turns out, after a long train of missteps, Meyer was fired...
  • NBA and NHL MVP Chase Updates
    11 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Top ten in the NBA and NHL MVP Chases through December 10, 2021. NBA An MVP Point in the NBA is earned for a player when a) his team wins the game, b) his minutes played plus +/- equals 32 or more. 21...
  • FBS Playoffs, Heisman, NFL MVP Chase, and Week 14 picks
    07 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    The College Football Selection Committee has made their choices. As I predicted, Michigan, Cincinnati, Alabama, and Georgia got in. Of course, my prediction wasn't difficult to make; everyone was sayi...
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