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Monday, June 15, 2009
Congratulations, David Berri


Champion of the 2009 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

Berri, the lead author of the Wages of Wins, beat ESPN's John Hollinger by seven points. Hollinger picked every series of the playoffs right, except for three -- Houston vs. Portland in the first round, and both Conference Finals. Berri, meanwhile, correctly predicted that the Lakers would beat the Nuggets.

Jeffrey Ma and Kevin Pelton finished tied for third, one point behind Hollinger.

Smackdown rookie Sandy Weil, meanwhile, becomes my mom's favorite stat geek, as he is the first to have finished behind her.