Author Archives: Beau Dure

USA Hockey vs. U.S. Soccer: Quick comparison

With the U.S. women’s hockey team (and possibly the men’s team as well) on the verge of striking through the World Championships, this seems like a good time to compare USA Hockey to U.S. Soccer. Which … isn’t easy. You &helli...

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The NFL vs. Colin Kaepernick: Whose bubble will burst first?

About 12 years ago, I was in a newsroom watching the NFL with an editor who had little use for progressive talk and considered many of his fellow journalists politically correct weasels. But he was more Libertarian than “conservative,” an...

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News for soccer and Oly fans (including NWSL) trying to cut the cord

Earlier this month, the A+E networks — including new NWSL home Lifetime — joined the beta test for Hulu’s live TV service. The big news today is the addition of NBC cable networks, though not NBC itself. The stories don’t &hel...

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Number Crunching And Ascertaining Tournament: Breaking down the bracket

I’ve been trying to learn data science, and inspired by a contest at Kaggle that is waaaay beyond my level of understanding, I’m doing some number-crunching to do a bracket. Here’s what I did — you can see the full … Co...

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I’m back?

Well, I’m thinking about it. People keep visiting this site even though I’ve had no new content in almost a year. Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate. Recovering the Great Hack of 2016 wasn’t that bad. And my studies in data scie...

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On hiatus

When I left USA TODAY in 2010, I immediately launched SportsMyriad. I had grand designs. I would spend about half of each workday on freelance projects — books, articles for various clients, etc. The other half of each workday would … Co...

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Handicapping the men’s world curling championship

There might be some geoblocking on the YouTube feed. Let’s hope not. This is going to be fun. A look at each team, in order of year-to-date Order of Merit: CANADA: Kevin Koe is the skip after winning a masterful performance … Continue r...

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SportsMyriad’s new direction

I’ve been putting off this announcement for a while, but I figure today is the perfect day for it. I started SportsMyriad six years ago. I had just left USA TODAY to spend more time with my family and to … Continue reading →...

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