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accepted why is a team's front office called front office?
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comment 24-second shot clock: Has the NBA ever considered reducing it?
I wonder why NCAA college games opted for a longer 36 seconds. That's even longer than the 30 seconds in European basketball in the 1980s.
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asked why is a team's front office called front office?
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comment Who is the quickest player in the English Premier League?
I think Theo Walcott's got the record on 100m sprint: givemesport.com/347454-world-football-fastest-100m-sprinters
Apr
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comment Which active MLB player has the highest Body Mass Index of the league?
Essentially, yes. That said, BMI is actually a very crude measure of being fat: given the fact that muscle weighs more than fat, body builders are usually obese by BMI metrics, although they have virtually no body fat. Not the case of Prince Fielder though...
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accepted Which active MLB player has the highest Body Mass Index of the league?
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asked Which active MLB player has the highest Body Mass Index of the league?
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comment energy efficiency of the 2014 Formula 1 cars?
I've googled for some numbers and here are the efficiencies I found: 2014 Australian GP distance: 191 miles = 307.4 km. Litres of fuel per car: 140 litres. Thus the efficiency for Australia was 307.4/140=2.195 km/l. As a comparison, A 1.6L Ford Focus is reported to do about 19 km/l, or x8.68 more fuel efficient. On a 80kmh speed, the Ford Focus would take 3.8375 hours to complete the race distance, whereas Nico Rosberg did it in 1.55 hours, x2.475 more time efficient. So if my calculations are correct, it takes 8.6 times more fuel to be 2.5 times faster for the two 1.6L motor cars.
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asked energy efficiency of the 2014 Formula 1 cars?
Mar
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comment Basketball shooting technique: what makes the ball go forward?
Kobe Bryant is another player with a great shooting technique, designed to avoid blocks from defenders. Still, he manages to isolate his shoot from the shoulders up, even under heavy defensive pressure: youtube.com/watch?v=cf-woL3U8QI
Mar
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comment Looking for an objective crybaby metric… Are there any NBA “complainer” statistics?
One very simple metric is the number of fines given by the officials for flopping, although they only account for a small number of cases.
Mar
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comment Basketball shooting technique: what makes the ball go forward?
Ray Allen is also a bit OCD when it comes to his shooting technique: he manicures his nails before practise and before each game so that each finger weighs exactly the same. I would say that is a bit over the top, but again, if he subjectively thinks it's working for him, it's not going to make it worse.
Mar
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comment Basketball shooting technique: what makes the ball go forward?
Another good example of a player that went from good to bad is Patrick Ewing (retired): later on in his career he added a stop motion step between the arms motion and the wrist motion, allegedly to improve his free throw shooting, but actually worsening it. It shows that when players subjectively think a technique is working for them, they will keep using that technique, even if there is no fundamental physics explanation supporting it.
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comment Basketball shooting technique: what makes the ball go forward?
Howard is a good example of not using the full motion of the wrist, using only the finger tips and then overdoing the arm motion.
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answered Basketball shooting technique: what makes the ball go forward?
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asked NBA draft picks as a team rebuilding strategy