lastStand @ coolstandings.com
Update - 11/1/2012
Things are looking good! We're now planning on continuing live playoff probabilities in time for the 2013 MLB season. More details to follow!
Update - 9/30/2012
We have been in discussions with several groups about potentially acquiring coolstandings, so we're hoping
that live playoff probabilities can continue after the 2012 baseball season. Stay tuned!
lastStand @ coolstandings.com - 4/5/2012
After the 2012 MLB regular season, coolstandings.com will no longer be updating
the site with live playoff probabilities.
It's been a terrific ride, but after simulating close to
15 billion seasons over
the past seven years, the servers at coolstandings.com are ready for a breather!
Since launching the site back in 2005,
we've enjoyed calculating the odds of teams
making the playoffs for baseball, football, basketball and hockey. We've gone
back and simulated MLB seasons all the way back to 1903 to find the most amazing
comebacks and most devastating collapses. Our fantasy seasons allowed visitors
to boost their favorite teams to push them into the playoffs. And our projections
for the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL playoffs have been quite accurate, as we've picked the
winners in about 67% of the playoff matchups since 2005.
Thanks to all of you who have visited and supported coolstandings.com through the
years. We've really enjoyed the feedback from our regular visitors, through our
coolforums message board, email, Facebook page
and twitter. A special thanks to
rhudgins32 and patch11001 - they've contributed to the forums since the first days
of the site, and their persistence finally helped bring hockey to coolstandings.
We want to especially thank ESPN.com,
and Fantasy Sports Ventures (now part
of USA Today) for providing opportunities to expand our audience. Thanks to all the
sportswriters who have brought positive attention to coolstandings, with insightful
analysis from Rob Neyer, Jayson Stark, Carl Bialik, Nate Silver, and many others.
We're still waiting for a Bill Simmons mention, though!
And we must also express our gratitude to Bill James, the father of sabermetrics,
and Daryl Morey, who extended the James Pythagorean Theorem to sports other than baseball.
We've had the pleasure of meeting both at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference,
better known as Dorkapalooza, a convention that Daryl Morey co-created.
We are tracking the 2012 MLB season, so you can see how the extra wild card spots help your team's playoff chances.
ESPN is also publishing our playoff probabilities on their MLB standings page for the 2012 season.
Unfortunately we won't be updating playoff chances for this year's NBA and NHL seasons.
We still have data up for previous seasons, but apologize that we won't be tracking the stretch run this year.
We'll be keeping the historical data on the site for some time longer, even after our
live updates cease this fall. Feel free to contact us by email or through
as always we appreciate your interest and support!
And if you or someone you know is interested in acquiring a unique sports website,
built on a proven analytics model and engaging historical data - we'd love to hear from
Greg Agami and Sean Walsh