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Champs/Chumps Ratio Update, June 2018

For the uninitiated: The Champs/Chumps Ratio measures the number of member clubs of the Big 4 sports leagues that have won the league’s championship, versus those clubs that have never won the crown. A higher ratio–a higher number of clubs to win the championship–is better and reflects a more competitively balanced sport. A lower ratio is worse and indicates a league that is less competitively balanced.

This post updates the C/CR figures to reflect the latest results.

The Ratio is broken down into two categories: the all-time numbers, and a “recent” category that counts titles won since the almost-but-not-quite arbitrary date of 1976. Continue reading Champs/Chumps Ratio Update, June 2018

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Can Lieutenant Gordon Defeat the Superheroes?

Now as we approach Monday night’s Game 7, the obvious question is, who’s going to win?

The not-so-obvious answer to that question is, probably, “It depends upon Eric Gordon.”

All the talk about the Houston Rockets, not just in the playoffs but throughout the season, has centered upon the pairing of James Harden and Chris Paul. And rightfully so; there’s no way the team would have been the number one seed and achieved the best record in the Association without their doings.

But the plain fact is, in these Western Conference Finals, when the Rockets have beaten the Golden State Warriors, it has been because of Gordon’s efforts. Continue reading Can Lieutenant Gordon Defeat the Superheroes?