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- The home-field advantage question is interesting enough that I might write about it. For now, here are some summary articles and studies. The Smithsonian has a good rundown and I was wrong about the hormone thing — elevated levels of testosterone are, in fact, present in home games for soccer teams. At least one study has found that a missing crowd has had an impact on home-field advantage. I was also wrong about the Chargers, who have a +72 point differential at home since 2017 but a +102 point differential on the road and a .500 record at home and a .583 record on the road. Officiating bias exists across several sports but in sports with instant replay, saw home-field advantage diminish.
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- Here’s a Bon Appetit piece (RIP) on how to use bacon fat
- Seth Walder’s tweet on the rate of coverages by each defense.
- The people asking Russ to throw the ball are the reason the Seahawks will fall apart
- Check out my most recent notebooks at the Athletic, one covering 73 players early in camp and one with the most recent updates