Neil Paine

Stathead, sportswriter, editor. I work for @FiveThirtyEight (before that: @sports_ref, the @ATLHawks & @GeorgiaTech). Host of The Lab and @PanicCityPod.

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Here Are College Football’s Most Important Week 8 Games
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Here Are College Football’s Most Important Week 8 Games
October, 18 2018
Philip Rivers Has The Supporting Cast He Deserves Again
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Philip Rivers Has The Supporting Cast He Deserves Again
October, 17 2018
From The Warriors To The Knicks, How We’re Predicting The 2018-19 NBA
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From The Warriors To The Knicks, How We’re Predicting The 2018-19 NBA
October, 15 2018
How LSU And Oklahoma Can Still Make The College Football Playoff
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How LSU And Oklahoma Can Still Make The College Football Playoff
October, 11 2018
NFL Parity Is Creating Excitement — And, Um, Ties
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NFL Parity Is Creating Excitement — And, Um, Ties
October, 10 2018
Our College Football Playoff Predictions Sure Look Familiar
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Our College Football Playoff Predictions Sure Look Familiar
October, 4 2018
The Falcons’ Offense Is Back. Too Bad Their Defense Isn’t.
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The Falcons’ Offense Is Back. Too Bad Their Defense Isn’t.
October, 3 2018
NFL Coaches Are Going For Two More Than Ever. (It Took Them Long Enough.)
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NFL Coaches Are Going For Two More Than Ever. (It Took Them Long Enough.)
October, 2 2018
Vegas Doesn’t Usually Set Huge Underdogs In Week 3. For The Bills, They’ll Make An Exception.
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Vegas Doesn’t Usually Set Huge Underdogs In Week 3. For The Bills, They’ll Make An Exception.
September, 20 2018
Patrick Mahomes And The Chiefs Are Red-Hot. For Once, They Might Stay That Way.
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Patrick Mahomes And The Chiefs Are Red-Hot. For Once, They Might Stay That Way.
September, 19 2018
The Best College Football Programs Of The 1990s Are Suddenly Terrible
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The Best College Football Programs Of The 1990s Are Suddenly Terrible
September, 17 2018
Was Jalen Ramsey Right About Gronk?
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Was Jalen Ramsey Right About Gronk?
September, 13 2018
Bengals-Ravens — On A Thursday Night! — Is The Most Important Game Of Week 2
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Bengals-Ravens — On A Thursday Night! — Is The Most Important Game Of Week 2
September, 12 2018
Old-School Stats Or Fancy-Pants Analytics? The Red Sox Have An MVP Candidate For Each.
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Old-School Stats Or Fancy-Pants Analytics? The Red Sox Have An MVP Candidate For Each.
September, 10 2018
The Rams And Bears Spent Big On Non-Quarterbacks. Will They Regret It?
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The Rams And Bears Spent Big On Non-Quarterbacks. Will They Regret It?
September, 6 2018
NFL 2018: The Good, The Bad And The Browns
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NFL 2018: The Good, The Bad And The Browns
September, 5 2018
Don’t Expect College Football’s Elite Programs To Stop Hogging All The Playoff Spots
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Don’t Expect College Football’s Elite Programs To Stop Hogging All The Playoff Spots
August, 30 2018
We Checked 50 Years Of Sports History To Find The Team That Stands Out The Least
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We Checked 50 Years Of Sports History To Find The Team That Stands Out The Least
August, 28 2018
If Le’Veon Bell Can’t Get Quarterback Money, What Running Back Can?
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If Le’Veon Bell Can’t Get Quarterback Money, What Running Back Can?
August, 27 2018
The Chiefs’ New Quarterback Is Walking Into An Ideal Situation
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The Chiefs’ New Quarterback Is Walking Into An Ideal Situation
August, 23 2018
The Browns’ Suckiness Defies Math And Reason
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The Browns’ Suckiness Defies Math And Reason
August, 20 2018
Jacob DeGrom Is Breaking The Cy Young Formula
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Jacob DeGrom Is Breaking The Cy Young Formula
August, 17 2018
What Our Early NBA Projections Can Tell Us About Next Season
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What Our Early NBA Projections Can Tell Us About Next Season
August, 14 2018
All Brooks Koepka Does Is Win Majors
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All Brooks Koepka Does Is Win Majors
August, 13 2018
Do Retread Coaches Like Jon Gruden Ever Work Out?
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Do Retread Coaches Like Jon Gruden Ever Work Out?
August, 9 2018
Dave Dombrowski Fixed The Red Sox — But He Didn’t Do It Alone
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Dave Dombrowski Fixed The Red Sox — But He Didn’t Do It Alone
August, 7 2018
Alex Bregman Is The Star The Astros Didn’t Know They’d Need
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Alex Bregman Is The Star The Astros Didn’t Know They’d Need
August, 3 2018
How MLB’s Tankathon Is Skewing The Trade Market
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How MLB’s Tankathon Is Skewing The Trade Market
July, 31 2018
The Best Formula One Driver Might Be A Guy Who Hasn’t Won Since 2013
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The Best Formula One Driver Might Be A Guy Who Hasn’t Won Since 2013
July, 27 2018
Are The NBA’s Ring-Chasers Devaluing The Ring?
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Are The NBA’s Ring-Chasers Devaluing The Ring?
July, 25 2018
The Cubs Aren’t Just The Bryant-Rizzo Show Anymore
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The Cubs Aren’t Just The Bryant-Rizzo Show Anymore
July, 23 2018
Can The Mariners Finally End Their Playoff Drought?
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Can The Mariners Finally End Their Playoff Drought?
July, 20 2018
Is Manny Machado Enough To Bring A Title To L.A.?
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Is Manny Machado Enough To Bring A Title To L.A.?
July, 18 2018
Who Needs A World Series? The Indians Are Dominating The All-Star Game
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Who Needs A World Series? The Indians Are Dominating The All-Star Game
July, 17 2018
This Might Be Serena Williams’s Easiest Grand Slam Path Ever (Not That She Needed The Help)
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This Might Be Serena Williams’s Easiest Grand Slam Path Ever (Not That She Needed The Help)
July, 13 2018
Manny Machado Picked A Great Time To Have His Best Season
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Manny Machado Picked A Great Time To Have His Best Season
July, 12 2018
The Angels Want Ohtani On The Field This Year. Will That Cost Them Later?
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The Angels Want Ohtani On The Field This Year. Will That Cost Them Later?
July, 12 2018
The Warriors Are Making A Mockery Of The NBA Salary Cap
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The Warriors Are Making A Mockery Of The NBA Salary Cap
July, 3 2018
LeBron May Already Be The Greatest Laker Of All-Time
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LeBron May Already Be The Greatest Laker Of All-Time
July, 2 2018
The LeBron James Decision-Making Machine
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The LeBron James Decision-Making Machine
June, 28 2018
Germany Flamed Out In Spectacular, Historic Fashion
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Germany Flamed Out In Spectacular, Historic Fashion
June, 27 2018
Which Teams Made The Biggest Gambles On NBA Draft Night?
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Which Teams Made The Biggest Gambles On NBA Draft Night?
June, 22 2018
If The NBA Is Going Small, Why Are This Year’s Prospects Tall?
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If The NBA Is Going Small, Why Are This Year’s Prospects Tall?
June, 21 2018
The Next Phase Of NBA Superteam Technology: Creating One From Scratch
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The Next Phase Of NBA Superteam Technology: Creating One From Scratch
June, 18 2018
The 2018 World Cup: Favorites, Sleepers And Most Pivotal Games
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The 2018 World Cup: Favorites, Sleepers And Most Pivotal Games
June, 14 2018
How The NBA Finals Solidified The Warriors’ Legacy — And LeBron’s
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How The NBA Finals Solidified The Warriors’ Legacy — And LeBron’s
June, 11 2018
Are The Warriors Now The NBA’s Greatest Dynasty?
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Are The Warriors Now The NBA’s Greatest Dynasty?
June, 11 2018
How Much Should LeBron’s Finals Record Hurt His Legacy?
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How Much Should LeBron’s Finals Record Hurt His Legacy?
June, 9 2018
Is Kevin Durant The Finals MVP?
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Is Kevin Durant The Finals MVP?
June, 7 2018
Would You Rather Be An Outfielder For The A’s Or A Quarterback For The Sooners?
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Would You Rather Be An Outfielder For The A’s Or A Quarterback For The Sooners?
June, 6 2018
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