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The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective

Originally Published: February 16, 2010
By Maria Burns Ortiz | Special to Page 2

The members of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective insist they're just like average fans when it comes to speculating about sports statistics.

That might be believable if they weren't sitting in a room with a "very basic" equation (consisting of "P = 15 yds," a bunch of fractions and letters, and a percent sign) to calculate the break-even point for Saints coach Sean Payton in deciding to go for a second-half-opening onside kick in Super Bowl XLIV scrawled on the blackboard ...

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