ESPN should just hire Nate Silver already

The first week of the NCAA tournament is in, and the results would suggest that Nate Silver is yet again the man when it comes to predicting the things Americans care about.

March Madness: Who the data scientists are picking

Earlier this week, I weighed in on the NCAA tournament with my data-influenced picks, and now the experts have crunched the numbers and are weighing in with their purely objective picks. If you haven’t filled out your bracket, you might want to read this.

My March Madness picks (or “I think data made me a psychic”)

March Madness is officially upon us, and this year I have a plan to dominate my betting pool by using big data. I hope. I’m going to balance my gut feelings and my heart’s desires with statistics and . . . I’m going to hope everyone else doesn’t do the same.