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The Football Analytics Show uses data and computers to make predictions on games and break down match ups. The show covers both college football and the NFL.

The Football Analytics Show by The Power Rank and Ed Feng Ed Feng, The Power Rank

    • Sports
    • 4.9, 116 Ratings

The Football Analytics Show uses data and computers to make predictions on games and break down match ups. The show covers both college football and the NFL.

    Michael Caley on soccer analytics

    Michael Caley on soccer analytics

    Michael Caley, soccer analytics expert and co-host of the Double Pivot podcast, joins me to talk about the beautiful game. His writing has appeared in FiveThirtyEight, The Athletic and SB Nation. He explains expected goals (xG) and the arduous process the data companies go through to calculate this quantity. He compares the current and long term prospects of big clubs like Bayern Munich and Liverpool. He also tells us whether the US men's national team has any hope.

    • 48 min
    What is the probability of football in 2020?

    What is the probability of football in 2020?

    Paul Schulz of the University of Michigan joins me to take a data based approach to the likelihood of college football and the NFL in 2020. We discuss how COVID-19 has progressed in the United States, and how the heterogeneity of the disease will impact football. He tells us about the difficulties of modeling the likelihood of a second outbreak. Finally, we put some numbers behind the probability of college football and the NFL in 2020.

    • 37 min
    Visual explanation of exponential growth, COVID-19

    Visual explanation of exponential growth, COVID-19

    Host Ed Feng talks about using pictures to explain exponential growth and how it relates to COVID-19. To check out the video with this explanation, click here.

    • 1 min
    Evan Silva on predicting the 2020 NFL Draft

    Evan Silva on predicting the 2020 NFL Draft

    Evan Silva of Establish the Run joins me to talk about his most recent mock draft. We get into Tampa Bay's prospects with Tom Brady and who the Bucs might draft in the first round. In discussing this year's quarterback class, Evan tells us whether he likes Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert. He gives us two surprise predictions for the draft before ending with his thoughts on Astroball after the uncovering of the cheating scandal.

    • 36 min
    Jonathan Bales on sports, entrepreneurship and push-ups

    Jonathan Bales on sports, entrepreneurship and push-ups

    Jonathan Bales, co-founder of Fantasy Labs and author of multiple books on fantasy sports, joins the show. He begins by telling the story of how he did 2400 push-ups in 12 hours. Then we get into Daily Fantasy Sports and the reason you should still start playing in 2020. Finally, we discuss his counter intuitive tips for starting a business, and how a world health pandemic can create opportunities.

    • 32 min
    Benjamin Robinson on predicting the 2020 NFL draft

    Benjamin Robinson on predicting the 2020 NFL draft

    Benjamin Robinson uses the wisdom of crowds and mock drafts to predict the NFL draft. He describes his methods and tells us whether the "experts" are better than others at predicting the draft. Then we discuss quarterbacks and Tua Tagovailoa might go despite his injury. Finally, Benjamin gives us a surprise prediction for the 2020 NFL draft.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

jhancher ,

Subscribe, listen, learn. Repeat

The community of smart guys talking and sharing this info is awesome. I’m going back and listening to early season episodes. Ed and his guests are all over it. Guys were high on Titans and Niners. Must listen

Jamie Hilldebrand ,

Cool Show

Love the show, its very difficult to find such intelligent conversation about sports.

Sked24 ,

Superb Podcast

One of my favorite sports podcasts. Ed does great work with his numbers, but I enjoy the podcasts just as much as he continues to bring on some of the best people in the sports analytics world. I could listen to these discussions every day. I even occasionally get an ASMR reaction when listening to Ed :) Highly recommend.

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