John Pudner

John Pudner

John Pudner wrote his first statistical analysis for the New York Post more than 20 years ago, ranking pitchers on opposite Sundays from when Bill James ranked batters, and he was named as the top sports news writer in his newspaper class in Virginia by the Virginia Press Association. 

Since then he has run more than 200 political campaigns for candidates or ballot issues while continuing to write statistical analysis for sports and developing a database of thousands of basketball players at www.valueaddbasketball.com and writing for www.crackedsidewalks.com. He met with and advised several NBA teams to advice on the future performance of potential draft picks this year. His work for the Alabama Farmers Federation in 2010 included helping to coordinating door-to-door efforts that reached the homes of 170,000 voters, and his more recent statistical work was featured by CNN/Sports Illustrated.


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4-year-old South Alabama Football Wins 1st Sun Belt Game

MOBILE – Tony Lee wrote about America’s shared tradition of football, and the University of South Alabama (patriotically referred to as USA) and Old Dominion University have started up football programs. The case for more schools to join the four other southern schools who are making the jump to FBS was made stronger Saturday when USA upset Bobby Petrino in their first ever Sun Belt game. Sep 14, 2013 10:59 PM PT

Petrino Upset in 1st Sun Belt Game

MOBILE - After a career of offenses that dazzled huge crowds in both NFL and SEC Stadiums, Bobby Petrino (left in Breitbart Sports photo) started the slow road back to character rehabilitation Saturday by taking Western Kentucky on the field for a less than half filled stadium and losing to a team that has only played football for four years and is barely in the top 200 in www.masseyratings.com. Sep 14, 2013 10:10 PM PT

Report: Pete Carroll May Be 9/11 Truther

Breitbart Sports has quoted former USC great and 49ers Super Bowl linebacker Riki Ellison on everything from if USC has even better tailgating than SEC schools, NFL injuries, and Dennis Rodman's North Korean trips. Now he says that Pete Carroll, who coached his son Rhett Ellison at USC, is a conspiracy theorist who asked a General whether the attacks on the Pentagon on 9/11 really happened. Sep 12, 2013 7:07 AM PT

New Olympic Chief Chairs Group that Boycotts Israeli Goods

The new Olympic (IOC) President is Chairman of Ghorfa, the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which was set up in the 1970s by Arab countries to boycott trade with Israel and even issued certificates indicating that no parts of products were made in Israel until German trade regulation forbade the process. Thomas Bach also supported the refusal of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to hold a moment of silence during the 2012 Summer Olympics for the 40th anniversary of the murder of nine Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Games. Sep 11, 2013 8:39 AM PT

Dirty or Just Dominant? Suh and Fairley Key to Lions Chances

When Cam Newton was at Auburn, the defense basically consisted of giving up a lot of yards and points until Nick Fairley injured the opposing quarterback. He then formed the interior defensive line of the Lions with Ndamukong Suh, who has roughed up the Bengals' Andy Dalton, Bears' Jay Cutler, Browns' Jake Delhomme, Packers' Evan Dietrich-Smith and Texans' Matt Schaub. The duo is effective, but hated by many opponents. Sep 10, 2013 8:51 PM PT

Library of Congress Book Details History, Threats to Football

On Monday, September 16, football fans will get their first glimpse at the images in a book that covers past attempts to end football in America over the course of a history of the game and how its place in American Culture that started with colonists witnessing Indians playing "football" in 1609. The NFL is changing rules and settling lawsuits in the most recent attempt to end the game. Sep 9, 2013 3:44 PM PT

Oklahoma Tribe, Pennsylvania Fight over 1st Great Football Player

The open house for a new Library of Congress book on the history of football dating back to the American Indians in Jamestown will occur one week before a Court of Appeals considers a decision by Judge Richard Caputo, a Clinton appointee, that the remains of the first great football player should be removed from Pennsylvania and taken to Oklahoma tribal lands. Sep 9, 2013 2:23 PM PT

NFC West: 49ers Travel to Seattle to Determine Best NFC Team

The San Francisco at Seattle game this week pits the two teams tied for the second best Week 1 Rating behind only the Broncos. Anquan Boldin's 13 catches for 208 yards were almost 100 yards more than the Seahawks allowed TOTAL through the air against Cam Newton, so something has to give. The winner of this game will have the early edge for home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, while both are very likely to be back in the playoffs. St. Louis pulled out the battle for third place, but with home field advantage the teams look about even. The Week 1 Ratings in the NFC West: Sep 9, 2013 9:07 AM PT

NFC South: Saints Leapfrog Falcons, Only Week 1 Winner

The Saints wasted no time getting to the top of the NFC South Week 1 Ratings in Sean Payton's return, beating the Dolphins while the Panthers and Bucs let games slip away late. Cam Newton's 125 yard passing, albeit against a tough Seahawks defense, was the day's biggest disappointment for a quarterback who played so well in the second half of 2012 and he will need to improve when they travel to Buffalo this week. The Week 1 Ratings: Sep 9, 2013 8:55 AM PT

NFC North: Bush Puts Lions in middle of 3-way Battle with Packers, Bears

Reggie Bush (21 carries for 90 yards, 4 catches 104 yards) could be the final piece for the Lions, whose Week 1 rating was virtually even with both the Bears and Packers. The odd team out in the Week 1 ratings is Adrian Peterson's Vikings, as the MVP cannot do it alone for the Vikings. While his highlight reel 78-yard run on his first carry looked great, the Lions did not worry about the passing game in holding him to 17 carries for 15 yards the rest of the way, and he next faces a Bears defense that that allowed only 25 yards to BenJarvus Green-Ellis in beating the Bengals. The Week 1 Ratings in the NFC North: Sep 9, 2013 8:49 AM PT

NFC East: Cowboys Shoot to Top Pending RG3 vs. Vick

The Dallas Cowboys shot to first in the NFC East with an impressive win over the Giants, capped by Brandon Carr's 49-yard interception return for the sixth turnover of the game. With the scoring-happy NFL, turnovers become even more important as the only way to stop the opponent. The Monday night game will answer a lot of questions regarding if Michael Vick can prosper again in the fast-paced Oregon Ducks offense, and if RG3 looks like he is all the way back. The Week 1 Ratings, without the benefit of the Eagles at Redskins game Monday, are below: Sep 9, 2013 8:40 AM PT

AFC West: Broncos Easily Best in NFL; Chiefs Strong Debut

The Denver Broncos Week 1 Rating is 10 points better than anyone else in the NFL, confirming them as the early Super Bowl favorites behind Peyton Manning's seven touchdowns against the defending champion Ravens heading into the next Manning bowl in New York. The division looks better than expected overall, as Andy Reid's Chiefs would be a surprise wild card team based on the Week 1 rating, while Terrelle Pryor's running (112 yards) and passing (19-29 for 217 yards) was almost enough for the Raiders to upset Andrew Luck and the Colts. The Week 1 Ratings in the AFC West: Sep 9, 2013 8:29 AM PT

AFC North: Bengals Best Rating of Four 0-1 Teams

The good news for the Cincinnati Bengals is that even a good Bears defense could not cover AJ Green, and with the once-mighty conference going 0-4 in Week 1, the Bengals were clearly the best team. They battled tough in Chicago, while the other three were embarrassed and the Bengals may get plenty of sacks against a terrible Browns offensive line and a Steelers' team that lost Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey for the season. Sep 9, 2013 8:11 AM PT

AFC East: Dolphins Match Patriots Week 1 Ratings

The Dolphins rated just higher than the Patriots in Week 1, as their defensive line manhandled the Browns (Cameron Wake 2 1/2 sacks), helping to force three interceptions (two by Dmitri Patterson) to give them a great shot to disrupt Andrew Luck in Indy next. Tom Brady found a way to win, and they rated 8-points better than than Thursday's opponent the Jets this week, but the long-term may hinge on when Rob Gronkowski returns. The one-day ratings: Sep 9, 2013 8:04 AM PT

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