Holy cats, our podcast with Dave Berri returns. For those that don’t know, Wages of Wins founder David Berri writes regularly for Forbes now (forbes.com/sites/davidberri) and he comes on weekly to talk his recent pieces. Since we’re catching up, we cram a lot in.
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Dave also tells an old story about the NFL draft, no one has any idea about how good any QB will be. As Dave notes, this has never been a popular story. People don’t like being told no one knows it seems.
We talk Dave’s article about NCAA “cheating” by paying athletes is a ludicrous idea.
We talk a fair bit about the NBA and NBA Playoffs. Dave put up his first round predictions and got 7 of 8 correctly. It turns out in the NBA picking the better team to win is often a good strategy. We may get a post out of his second round projections. Dave did post his projections for the series before they started:
Forgot to note this before the game began tonight.
But I am taking Sixers in 6 games over the Celtics.
And before I forget…
Raptors over Cavaliers in 5 games.
— David Berri (@wagesofwins) May 1, 2018
We ask an important question: Has Carmelo Anthony read and used the Wages of Wins as a model for how to maximize his career earnings.
Fun Easter egg, our internet connection failed in the middle of the recording, so I had to cut out some dead space, see if you can find where! (It’s pretty obvious)
Dave’s Forbes’ site is: forbes.com/sites/davidberri
Dave’s Twitter is: @wagesofwins
Dave’s textbook ” Sports Economics” has its own blog: https://community.macmillan.com/people/david.berri/content