Prime number athletes … Reggie Miller #31

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars” – Khalil Gibran The biggest three point shooting star in the 90’s was Reggie Miller the skinny frail looking shooting guard for the Indiana Pacers.  He was like of the Steph Curry of the 90’s, a baby faced sharp shooter.  Much like Curry, Miller did not look tough, no Lebron James Marvel Super hero physique or Mike Tyson like menacing scowl. But he was tough.  He was a handful to deal with even for perhaps the greatest player the world has ever seen (Michael Jordan) and always performed…

Do the statistics prove that Stephen Curry is a three point shooting genius?

It was one of the best highlights of the 2015 – 2016 NBA season.  February 27 2016, Golden State vs Oklahoma, 4 seconds left in the overtime … game tied, 118 – 118.  Golden State guard and league MVP Stephen Curry dribbles the ball up court along the left side.  Three point three seconds left … Curry reaches half court.     Two point nine seconds … Curry has taken about two steps past the half court line (about 10 feet behind the three-point line and about 33 feet from the basket) and decides he is close enough to the basket to…

How the Pythagorean Theorem says the Blue Jays will win the American League East Division!

I’ll bet you might still remember the Pythagorean Theorem from grade 9 math class.  You know the one that related the sides of the any right angle triangle with a2 + b2 = c2, where c is the “hypotenuse” while a & b are the lengths of the other two sides.  You’ve probably even know how to use it to solve “find the length of the missing side” problems.  What you may not know is that it is actually able to help you make remarkably accurate predictions about how many games a baseball team will win based on how many…