Strength of Schedule: Miamia versus Michigan, by Jacob Wheatley-Schaller. A piece that should help you consider (or re-consider) how you view strength of schedule.
One Last Post on 3P% Defense, by Ken Pomeroy. I thought this point had been addressed before, but Ken digs a bit further into the research to show that 2P% defense can have some minor impact on 3P% defense. This makes sense – the harder it is to score in other ways, the more you’ll take bad 3s to compensate. I still haven’t figured out exactly the hypothesis I like the best, or one that can be empirically tested, but this is still an interesting development that’s come through over the last year or so of basketball research – I’m surprised no one had found it before now.
A Proper Pimento Burger, by Robert Moss. If you’re ever jones-ing for one in the Columbia area, here’s a great list. My personal favorite remains Rockaways, though I’m told the new place in Five Points is a worthy competitor.
Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction, by Mark Seal. Pretty great read on a pretty great movie. Though I generally agree with Drew Magary’s take on oral histories, frankly, they’re pretty fun when you like the subject matter.
Wretches of the Hidden Temple: Cruelest game show, played by worst children, by Jon Bois. If you’re a child of the mid-1990s, you will love this. If not, my apologies.