Danny Blumenthal 
Danny is a Junior in Dunster House studying Psychology and Economics. He is a big fan of Boston sports teams, especially the New England Patriots. Originally from Long Island, he is happy to be in friendlier territory now.


Ella Papanek
Ella is a junior in Adams House concentrating in Statistics. She loves football and is a huge New York Giants fan.  Her research focuses on play design, handicapping, and betting algorithms. She is also captain of the Harvard Chess Team and is interested in examining chess through a statistical lens. This summer she will be working at SIG as a quantitative trader on their sports research desk.  You can follow her on Twitter @chexmatrix


Matty Cheng
Editor in Chief
Matty is a junior in Dunster House studying Economics and Computer Science from the Washington, DC area. He is a fan of the Washington Wizards and Redskins. He is also a huge fan of the Atlanta Falcons as they are led by Matt Ryan who shares the nickname “Matty.” On campus, he is a member of the Harvard Varsity Lightweight Crew team.


Diego Martinez
Director of External Initiatives
Diego is a Junior in Mather House concentrating in Statistics from Houston, Texas. His love for baseball has led him to his current position as Student Manager on the Harvard Varsity Baseball Team. Diego’s role with the team has become centered around collecting and analyzing data using technologies such as Rapsodo. Last summer, Diego worked with Research & Development for the Philadelphia Phillies.


Edward Zhao
Edward Zhao is a junior in Eliot House studying Economics and Statistics. Although from the Washington D.C. area, he was born in Boston, MA and therefore is a huge Boston Sports fan. He particularly enjoys following the New England Patriots and the Boston Celtics. He is also a member of the Harvard Fencing Team.

Contact: e_zhao@college.harvard.eduR

Reid Piercy
Reid is a sophomore in Quincy House concentrating in Statistics. He is from South Hill, a small town in southern Virginia. Since his childhood, he has been a fan of the New York Yankees, much to the disappointment of his Boston colleagues. In his spare time, Reid can be found playing intramurals or attending Harvard sporting events.


Erik Johnsson
Co-President Emeritus
Erik is a senior in Pforzheimer House concentrating in Statistics. Native to Rochester, New York, he is a devout supporter of all things Bills and Sabres. Until an NBA franchise returns to Upstate NY, however, he considers himself a major fan of the San Antonio Spurs. Following his graduation, Erik will be working for SimpleBet, a New York based startup developing machine learning algorithms to generate pricing for new live betting products. You can follow him on twitter @ejohnsson50.


Jack Schroeder
Co-President Emeritus
Jack is a Sophomore in Pforzheimer House concentrating in Government. He is proud to be from New Jersey with family roots in Cleveland, but understands that being both a Jets and Browns fan is at times a fate worse than death. As a member of the Harvard Curling team, Jack believes there is no sport too small to be analyzed.  


Andrew Puopolo
Co-President Emeritus
Andrew is a Senior in Quincy House concentrating in Statistics. Despite hailing from New York City, he is a fan of all Boston sports teams and is obsessed with Tottenham Hotspur FC. Andrew worked as a data analyst for the New York Cosmos in 2016 and aided them to an NASL Championship. He is also a member of the Varsity Sailing Team. Like Erik, Andrew will be working for SimpleBet upon graduation from Harvard in May. You can follow him on Twitter @andrew_puopolo.


Benedict Brady
Co-President Emeritus
Benedict is a Senior in Kirkland House concentrating in Statistics. Having lived in Evanston, Illinois his entire life, he is a loyal to the volatile state of Chicago sports. Through playing a fair amount of pickup basketball, he is anecdotally convinced that his shooting is conclusive evidence of the hot hand theory. You can follow him on twitter @bqbrady.


Kevin Rader
Faculty Advisor
Kevin is a Senior Preceptor in the Statistics Department at Harvard. He is a recent recipient of the Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates, for being “an exemplary, influential teacher whose enthusiasm and dedication are apparent every day.”

Mark Glickman
Faculty Advisor
Mark is a Senior Lecturer of Statistics at Harvard. He has put together the New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports (NESSIS) every other year for almost a decade, while producing all sorts of presentations, papers, and even performances.

Dr. Carl Morris
Faculty Advisor Emeritus
Dr. Morris is a Professor in the Statistics Department at Harvard. He has done pioneering work in the theory of statistics as applied to sports and competition, especially in baseball and tennis.  In addition to a plethora of published sports related articles, Dr. Morris appears in the book Moneyball.

Daniel Adler
Graduate Advisor
Daniel is pursuing a JD/MBA at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. He is the former Director of Football Research for the Jacksonville Jaguars and has held internships with the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, and Major League Baseball. He is a former president of HSAC.

Contributing Writers Chase Aldridge, Class of 2019 Noah Reimers, Class of 2019
Robert Feinberg, Class of 2019
Mitchell Pleasure, Class of 2019
Alex Meade, Class of 2019
Carrington Walsh, Class of 2020
Ethan McCollister, Class of 2020
Anirudh Suresh, Class of 2020
Jackson Weaver, Class of 2021
Tate Huffman, Class of 2021


  • Hope all is well. Trying to reach Kurt T. Bullard for The Dan Patrick Show regarding his piece on Dolphins predicted to make the Super Bowl this upcoming season. Just need a head-shot, a land-line # to reach him at, and his exact title/position. Thank you very much. Todd Fritz / Executive Producer / The Dan Patrick Show

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    I wonder whether it is smart to go against the concensus. As such, is there any statistical analysis of fantasy classes from year to year? How much variation is there really between fantasy classes historically?

    To me opportunity is a key support to talent, for determining whether a player works out, so I see some opportunities even within this year’s rookie class…

    Any feedback would be helpful. And feel free to do a study 🙂

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