Professor Cade Massey joins the show for a conversation about his research in the fields of sports analytics, uncertainty, and the intersection of the two.
1:36 Cade’s background and how he got into sports analytics, including the research that went into his paper with Nobel Prize-winner Richard Thaler on the NFL Draft
5:06 Discussing Cade’s papers on the NFL Draft. Are some teams better at picking players than others, adjusting for draft position?
10:29 Draft curve creation discussion. How was working with Thaler?
12:30 How does Cade’s traditional research line up with sports analytics?
16:23 Discussion of the Massey-Peabody rankings
27:01 Loser’s Curse/surplus value in the NFL Draft discussion
32:14 Optimizing NFL rosters
34:45 Algorithm aversion
38:20 What can you draw from analytics in other sports?
40:45 Listener questions