The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring when the geeks inherited the Earth

The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache takes you on a trip around the League every weekday, bringing you the best posts from around the NBA blogosphere. Unfamiliar with the below ‘stache styles? The American Mustache Institute will school you on that subject.

The Chevron: Stat geeks took over the sports world at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Saturday. OCD Chick, Amanda Rykoff, brings the tale of the tweets for you to relive the experience. [OCD Chick]

The Dali: Haubs gives a comprehensive recap of the headline panel, “What Geeks Don’t Get: The Limits of Moneyball” featuring Bill Simmons, Mark Cuban, Daryl Morey, Bill Polian, Jonathan Kraft and Michael Lewis. [The Painted Area]

The English: We learned at the conference that stat heads have infiltrated most teams, but Zach Lowe wonders whether they can get the coaches to heed their advice. [Celtics Hub]

The Fu Manchu: Henry Abbott opines on what he thought about Adam Silver, Brian Burke, Steve Pagliuca, Randy Vataha, Matt Silverman and Daryl Morey had to say about “The Next Generation of Sports Management and Ownership.” [TrueHoop]

The Handlebar: Enough about SSAC, Jessica Camerato tells about how Glen Davis was one of the finalists for the role of Michael Oher in the Oscar-winning film, The Blind Side. []

The Horseshoe: You know whenever new things come out about Who Shot Mamba, I have to link to them. Os Davis calls it “the best basketball movie of all time.” (Note: Maybe, I’m even selling the movie short, check out Os’ comment below.) [Ball In Europe]

The Imperial: Seth Pollack recaps Robin Lopez’s reaction to the upgrading of his flagrant foul and also his photographer’s close brush with death. [Bright Side of the Sun]

The Lampshade: A statistical study confirms that officiating bias, the scourge of all professional sports, does most likely exist in the NBA. [Celtics Hub]

The Painter’s Brush: MW remembers back to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and writes about how there are never any guarantees when it comes to basketball or life. [Hornets Hype]

The Pyramidal: Carl CR compares Hasheem Thabeet’s first 6 games in the D-League to the time that his replacement, Hamed Haddadi, spent there. [3 Shades of Blue]

The Toothbrush: As you undoubtedly have heard, Ron Artest’s hair was out of control last night. [The No-Look Pass]

The Walrus: Zack Harper laments not being in Boston for SSAC, but knows that our presence at the conference means that sports bloggers, or rather, internet sports writers are here to stay. [Hardwood Paroxysm]

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4 thoughts on “The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring when the geeks inherited the Earth

  1. Loren,

    Hey, man, thanks for the shout-out, but i feel, particularly in light of the potential human consciousness-changing art that is “Who Shot Mamba?”, to make one minor correction.

    To wit, i did not call “Who Shot Mamba?” “the best basketball movie of all time.” But rather the most important bit of satire since Voltaire, the single biggest justification for the existence of the internet, and simply the greatest film ever made. Just wanted to be clear on that.

    Incidentally, BiE loves the ‘Stache and now Stacheketball is linked on the front page of in the “what we’re reading” linkroll. Perhaps reciprocation might be good, nudge nudge wink wink…

    Again, thanks 1,000,000! Keep up the good work.



    • I definitely agree with all of those characterizations. I watch WSM? every night before going to sleep and every morning as I wake up. As for the linking, I don’t have that authority, but I’ll try to put in a good word to Mookie.

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