In today’s NFL, the big play is king. Teams are able to pick up big chunks on yards due to complex offensive schemes, tighter penalty rules, and freak athletes on the offensive side of the ball. And while playing solid, fundamental defense throughout the game is usually still […]
Cole is a graduate assistant at Concordia-St. Paul in the sports information department. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in sport management after finishing his undergraduate work in the same area of study at CSP. Cole has also worked at Inside Edge Data and Analytics and has written for several outlets such as Off the Wall Baseball and Twinkie Town. He specializes in analytics and is looking to pursue a career in that field.
Here at Breakdown from the Bench we love both Christmas and Fantasy Football, so we decided to combine the two to create a new instant classic, the 12 Days of Fantasy Football Christmas! We will be releasing an a stat each day that was crucial to the 2018 […]
A pick-six to take the lead. A big sack to push a team out of field goal range. A forced fumble when a runner is trying to grind out that extra yard. These plays all make a huge impact on the outcome of a football game, and their […]
A quick breakdown and key stats for sports in the Bold North Here at Breakdown from the Bench, we cover a variety of sports about a smorgasbord of topics. However, one of our true passions is the Minnesota sports scene, so we have decided to start a weekly […]
With the recent boom of baseball statistics in the last decade, one the new go-to metrics that is used by baseball pundits and fans alike is BABIP (Batting Average on Balls in Play). This metric has become somewhat synonymous with batting “luck”, and while the two might not […]