What's the big idea?

It's a whole new ballgame, and we've got the groundbreaking studies to prove it

Originally Published: February 20, 2014
By Ross Marrinson | ESPN The Magazine

CAN'T GET ENOUGH of conventional-wisdom-busting metrics? You've come to the right place. These are the eight finalists for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference paper of the year. You can find links to each paper at espn.go.com/ssac, then cast your vote for the best one. The fan favorite will be announced at this year's conference, from Feb. 28 to March 1. So what are you waiting for? Time to get into the game.

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