Category Archives: Podcasts

Model 284 Podcast: Hockey Translation Factors and Peter Lindblad Interview

In this episode of the Model 284 podcast, we catch you up on everything going on at Model 284, breakdown our Hockey League Translations Model, and interview professional hockey player Peter Lindblad to discuss analytics in hockey, professional hockey in Europe, Sunday punting, and more.

Hammer The Over: NBA, NHL and MJ vs LeBron

Evan and Fred take on the NBA and NHL conference finals while Tom gallivants around Vegas for another weekend getaway. The guys complain about everyone talking MJ vs LeBron which leads directly into an MJ vs LeBron debate. Evan and Fred also both pitch their newest business ideas to any entrepreneurs who may be looking to invest.

Hammer The Over Sports, Denny’s and Vegas

The guys talk NFL Draft, Wolves and Wild making their early exits, drama in the NBA, and whether or not anyone cares about the World Cup with the US Team watching from their couches. Plus, Fred nearly gets murdered at a Denny’s and Evan recaps the bachelor party in Vegas.

Hammer The Over Spike Lee and Playoffs in Minnesota

The guys wrap up March madness by asking the question nobody else is: what is Spike Lee famous for? Tom and Evan try to convince themselves that the Wolves could win a playoff series while Fred has given up all hope for the Wild after the Suter injury. Evan explains why he doesn’t like talking sports at work and everyone is relieved that they didn’t have social media when they were in 7th grade.

Model 284 Podcast: Final Four and Coach Koz Interview

On the fourth episode of the Model 284 Podcast, we dig into our model’s predictions for the final four and we are joined by St. Olaf Men’s Basketball Coach Dan Kosmoski to talk all things basketball, including his perspective on how the game has changed over the years, his coaching strategies, and more.

Listen on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/model-284-podcast/id1356851364?mt=2

Model 284 Podcast: Sweet 16 Matchups

In the third episode of the Model 284 Podcast, Sam Walczak and Marc Richards recap this past weekend of madness, go through our models’ predictions for the Sweet 16 matchups, and cover our probabilities for each team moving forward in the tournament.

Listen on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/model-284-podcast/id1356851364?mt=2

Hammer The Over Kirk and March Madness

Captain Kirk is coming to Minnesota and the NFL season can’t get here soon enough. With March Madness looking, the guys breakdown their model-less bracket philosophies. Everyone is cautiously optimistic about the Wild and Wolves as we head towards the playoffs and Tom gives his two cents on raising disciplined children.

Model 284 Podcast: March Madness Bracket Analysis

In this episode of the Model 284 Podcast, Sam Walczak and Marc Richards break down our models’ march madness predictions including win probabilities, spreads, totals, and everything you need to know for filling out your bracket. Additionally, Sam and Marc give their sales pitch on why you should use Model 284 when filling out your bracket which includes insights into how we build our models and what is unique about Model 284 March Madness predictions.

Listen on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/model-284-podcast/id1356851364?mt=2

Model 284 Podcast: Episode 1

We are happy to introduce another podcast in the Model 284 family. This podcast is hosted by Marc Richards and Sam Walczak and will focus on sports analytics, providing a deeper dive into the work being done at Model 284, and serving as another platform to share our work. The Model 284 podcast is presented by Wallace Carlson Printing.

On the inaugural episode, we give a brief history of how Model 284 came to be, the work we have done so far, and what you can expect to get out of this podcast. Next, we discuss some of the recent content at Model 284 (including a quick preview of March Madness), touch on a few hot topics in the sports analytics world, give our advanced stats of the week, and finish with some NFL combine hypotheticals.

You can subscribe to the Model 284 Podcast on iTunes here.

Hammer The Over Back From Super Bowl Hiatus

The guys are back after a post super bowl hiatus to discuss all things Kirk Cousins. Jimmy Butler has a torn meniscus but Evan and Tom think the Wolves can tread water until he returns. Fred talks about the white hot Wild and the guys do 5 minutes of research on muscle atrophy diseases.