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The Analyst's NFL & College Football Data Day

Join our panel each week for a preview to the weekend's NFL & College Football action, bringing you insights from The Analyst.


NFL Week 18 Preview | The Final Countdown
The task for the Green Bay Packers in Week 18 of the NFL season is simple. Win. Nothing else matters against the Detroit Lions if they are to have any hope of reaching the playoffs. That’s not the only intriguing matchup, so join Mike Leon, Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads and Nicholas McGee as they break down the […]
54:20 06/01/2023
College Football Preview | Time for Bowl Season
All good things have to come to an end, at least for this year. So why not join our Data Day panel for one last college football preview? Mike Leon and Evan Boyd are going out in style though, looking ahead to the bowl season and picking out four of the games that you NEED […]
36:07 16/12/2022
NFL Week 14 Preview | Eagles Face a Giants Test
The 11-1 Philadelphia Eagles have been flying high this season, but as our Data Day panel points out in its NFL Week 14 preview, they could face one of their toughest tests of the season this Sunday. Join Mike Leon, Nicholas McGee and Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads as they see if the New York Giants can spring […]
40:35 09/12/2022
College Football Rivalry Weekend Preview | The Data Day
It’s RIVALRY WEEKEND, and what a headline act we have in The Game. 11-0 Ohio State welcome 11-0 Michigan with the Big Ten East championship on the line along with a potential College Football Playoff berth. Join Mike Leon and Evan Boyd for their rivalry weekend preview, which also includes a focus on Notre Dame’s […]
32:16 25/11/2022
NFL Week 12 Preview | Feast of Thanksgiving Football
It’s a Thanksgiving feast this Thursday as our panel gets together before devouring turkey for our NFL Week 12 preview. Mike Leon, Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads and Nicholas McGee are share their thoughts with a whip around the Thanksgiving action. They start with the surging Detroit Lions against the 7-3 Buffalo Bills, who had made Detroit their […]
43:16 23/11/2022
NFL Week 10 Preview | The Data Day
It’s the early start on Sunday that we’re looking forward to in our NFL Week 10 Preview as our panel cast a glance across to Germany, where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be hoping to build upon their late show last time out as they take on Seattle. Join Mike Leon, Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads and Nicholas […]
34:14 12/11/2022
College Football Week 11 Preview | The Data Day
After the potential ‘Game of the Century’ last time out turned into a bit of a dud, what have we got to look forward to in our College Football Week 11 preview? Well, Mike Leon and Evan Boyd certainly have their eyes on the playoffs – giving their opinions on the latest rankings as part […]
24:23 11/11/2022
NFL Week 9 Preview – The Data Day | Can the Bucs Bounce Back?
Another great slate of games awaits so join our panel for their NFL week 9 preview, breaking down all the key insights you need to know as well as offering their own predictions on the outcomes. Of particular focus for Mike Leon, Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads and Nicholas McGee in our NFL week 9 preview is the […]
38:50 04/11/2022
College Football Data Day Looks Ahead to the New Game of the Century
With the potential new Game of the Century, what a Saturday we have in store on the college football slate! Tennessee. Ranked number one in the College Football Playoff Rankings. Georgia. Ranked number one in the AP Poll. Head-to-head. Thankfully, Mike Leon and Evan Boyd are here to help break down the must-see things in […]
25:24 03/11/2022
NFL Week 7 Preview | The Data Day
Six weeks into the NFL season and certain things are becoming clear. The Eagles are soaring. New York hasn’t felt a buzz like this around their NFL teams in years. The Packers are faltering. And there are certain things you cannot predict on a week-by-week basis. As part of our NFL week 7 preview, we […]
23:43 20/10/2022
College Football Data Day | Week 7 Preview | Can Penn State Defeat Michigan on the Road?
With conference play getting underway across the FBS slate our college football week 7 preview is the perfect tonic to bring you up to date with all the latest news and insights ahead of another weekend with big consequences across the country Join Mike Leon and Evan Boyd for their college football week 7 preview […]
32:38 13/10/2022
NFL Week 5 Preview | The Data Day | Packers, Giants in London
For our NFL Week 5 preview, our panel are first of all turning their attention to London where for the first time in International Series history, the two teams competing both have winning records. And whilst many would have expected the Green Bay Packers to have one, there’s slightly more surprise that the New York […]
32:10 07/10/2022
College Football Data Day | Week 5 Preview
There is a host of Top 25 matches in store so why not join our panel for their college football week 5 preview, featuring the insights of our TRACR rankings to help you make the most of the Saturday action. Mike Leon and Evan Boyd are here to break down some of the key matches […]
35:55 30/09/2022
NFL Data Day | Week 3 Preview
It’s time to join our panel for their NFL week 3 preview, giving you all the key insights and predictions ahead of what should be a fascinating slate of action. Mike Leon, Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads and Nicholas McGee are back together for our NFL week 3 preview which includes a dive into some of the key […]
38:53 23/09/2022
College Football Data Day | Week 3 Preview
We are back again. Join our panel for a college football Week 3 preview as the season continues to take shape. We have already had a major departure in the form of Scott Frost from Nebraska and it doesn’t get much easier for the Cornhuskers as they welcome Oklahoma, who seem to be settling into […]
30:47 15/09/2022
NFL Data Day | Week 1 Preview
New for the 2022 season: Join our panel from The Analyst for an NFL 2022 preview. It has been a long wait for the season to start, but game day is finally here! Host Mike Leon, AI data analyst Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads and NFL writer Nicholas McGee help guide you through the big storylines heading into […]
36:17 08/09/2022
College Football Data Day | Week 1 Preview
New for the 2022 season: Join our panel from The Analyst for a college football preview. It has been a long wait for the season to start (and if you are a Nebraska fan, you probably still hope the season hadn’t started!) but game day is finally here. Mike Leon and Evan Boyd help guide […]
23:01 01/09/2022
2022 US Open Golf Preview | Our Predictions for the Third Major
Join the team from The Analyst for our 2022 US Open Golf Preview, utilising our predictive model FRACAS to provide a simulation for the third major of the year at The Country Club in Brookline. Justin Thomas took home the title from the USPGA Championship last month when he was ranked as the number one […]
14:50 16/06/2022
PGA Championship Preview | What FRACAS Says
Highlighted by our AI-powered FRACAS modelling, join Graham Bell & Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads for a PGA Championship preview.
26:09 17/05/2022
Highest Scoring MLB Games
With hitters swinging for the fences like never before, we have decided to take a look back at the highest scoring MLB games of all time. Many sluggers in recent years have reengineered their swings to help put runs on the board in the most efficient way possible. There are more homers in today’s game […]
09:27 08/06/2021
Highest Scoring NBA Games
Take a look back at the highest scoring NBA games in the latest episode of ‘Reads from the Analyst’, looking at both the regular season and playoffs to reflect on the unforgettable nights when the scorers became the hardest working people in the arena. We celebrate team achievements, like the night the Detroit Pistons and […]
10:35 24/05/2021
Joltin Joe and the Kid: The Story of 1941
80 Years ago, two of the greatest individual pursuits in a baseball season took place.
46:44 14/05/2021
The State of Analytics, Part III: Baseball
Openers, defensive shifts and four-men outfields - you don't have to look far to see how baseball has been shaped by the data revolution.
23:15 05/05/2021
The State of Analytics, Part II: Basketball
In the second of our three-part series, we turn our attention to how the basketball world followed in the footsteps of its contemporaries. But not everyone has been on board.
26:30 20/04/2021
The State of Analytics, Part I: Football
In the first of our three-part mini series 'The State of Analytics', we turn our attention to football where despite some of the ‘old school’ mantras of the game – the thirst for knowledge by players, coaches, front offices and the viewing public is as excessive as any other sport.
19:48 12/04/2021
Understanding a FRACAS Masters
With The Masters getting into full swing, we launch a brand new golf metric that will help us preview this week's action at Augusta.
25:34 07/04/2021
The 24 Hours That Changed San Diego
To celebrate Opening Day in the MLB, we have reflected upon maybe the most dramatic 24 hours of the offseason when the San Diego Padres pulled off two blockbuster moves to stack their starting rotation. Hopes of toppling the LA Dodgers at the top of the NL West will now rest on the arms of […]
15:42 01/04/2021
Mr. Smile Goes to NY: What the Lindor Trade Means for the Mets
It took new Mets owner Steve Cohen exactly 58 days after completing his takeover to make a splashy move in the player market, trading for Francisco Lindor from Cleveland. The four-time All-Star shortstop comes with a glowing reputation, but how good does he make the Mets, who finished dead last in the NL East in […]
10:25 26/03/2021
Requiem for a King
Baseball’s one-time home run king Hank Aaron passed away on Jan. 22, leaving behind a legacy that will live on in the memories of those who played alongside or against him, had the pleasure of meeting or watched ‘Hammerin’ Hank’ in action. In a special tribute for the ‘Reads from The Analyst,’ Steve Hirdt has reflected upon […]
14:59 24/03/2021
Reads from The Analyst (US) – Trailer
If you like American sport – whether it is football, baseball, basketball or hockey – then you will love the Reads from The Analyst (US).  It is your audio home for data-driven storytelling from the team behind   We are going to delve into the detail behind the sports that we all love –  whether it is reflecting […]
01:00 24/03/2021