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Evolution of a Photoshop – Space Jam Edition

By on Nov 26, 2013 in Featured, Playing with Photoshop | 0 comments

Last week I was browsing Twitter (as I often do) when someone tweeted about their love of Space Jam and how no movie collection was complete with out it. She then mentioned that she didn’t own it and that it was no wonder why she was single.   For me the best part about Space Jam was that it lead the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective to compile this box score from the final game. But I’m weird like that.   Now, I thought to my self, “Self (cause that’s what I call my self), she’s looking at this all wrong. It’s like Cinderella. She needs to find that person that already HAS Space Jam.”   Which lead me to look for images from Cinderella of the prince putting on the glass slipper so that I could Photoshop Space Jam over the slipper. I didn’t find any that I was happy with, but it did lead me to finding another image which, in turn, lead to...

The Reading Level of Sports Writing and Skip Bayless.

By on May 22, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

The gang over at the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective have become some of my favorite writers, ever since I first found them and their brilliant analysis of what the box score from the movie Space Jam could look like. I always find myself getting a little excited when I see something from them pop up on teh Twitterz, especially if it’s a new post.  This morning was no exception.  Today they dove deep into the world of Sportswriter analytics, a field that I’m sure it about to break into the mainstream and deliver cutting edge results.  This entry, following up their attempt to algorithmically determine an author based on their favorite words, looks in to the readability of different writers using the Flesch-Kincaid readability test. There wasn’t anything terribly surprising in the piece. In a comparison of the New York Times’ sections, Sports scored the lowest.  As the author...