What's Wrong with the Thunder?


After adding Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, many assumed that the Oklahoma City Thunder would challenge the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs for seeding at the top of the Western Conference and potentially even knock those teams out in the playoffs. PG and Melo were expected to flesh out a roster led by reigning MVP Russell Westbrook, providing size and shooting ability at the forward positions while reducing Russ’s workload and offensive burden.

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Analyzing the DC Housing Market - September, 2017


Following our examination of DC housing market in August, I wanted to update our numbers and graphs for the month of September. Thanks again to POPville and Kevin Wood for the data! Sales Data by ZIP Code Nothing crazy here compared to last month - Northwest DC still dominates the most expensive sales. Some movement in terms of “hot” zips though, with Logan Circle/Penn Quarter (20005) coming in with the highest difference between asking and closing prices.

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2017 MLB Awards


National League Most Valuable Player Preseason Favorite: Bryce Harper (+300) The Pick: Giancarlo Stanton 3. Anthony Rendon: Bryce Harper’s injury set the stage for Rendon to continue his push into the public consciousness as an elite player in the MLB. Rendon, who is frequently overshadowed by his bearded teammate, was able to lead the Nationals to an NL East title by slashing .303/.403/.533 with league-best defense at the hot corner.

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Analyzing the DC Housing Market - August, 2017


The Data One of my favorite DC blogs is POPville - written by the Prince of Petworth himself, Dan Silverman. While skimming through posts earlier this week, I noticed an entry containing data on August, 2017 DC home and condo sales compiled by Kevin Wood, a local Realtor. True to form, I couldn’t wait to dig into it and see what I could learn about the city’s real estate market!

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Analyzing Week 1 Quarterback Performances with R


Week 1 Recap The first week of the NFL season was full of surprises. Beginning with a shocking Patriots defeat at the hands of resurgent Alex Smith and finishing up with the Saints struggling to put up points against the Vikings, not much played out as expected. Quarterback play, in particular, seemed especially suspect. A short list of high-profile passers who had statistically disappointing Week 1’s includes Cam Newton, Tom Brady, and Russell Wilson, who threw a combined two touchdowns and recorded only one win between them.

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Power Ranking Amazon HQ2 Destinations


The News Amazon’s recent announcement that it is looking to build a second North American headquarters dubbed “HQ2” has sent a shock through most major US Cities. With the news dropping just a few weeks after a Seattle Times article naming Seattle “America’s Biggest Company Town”, it is clear that Amazon is looking for a new and dynamic market to growth their business outside of the Pacific Northwest. But where to set up shop?

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NFL Prop Bets - 2017


I’ve never bet on football before - besides Fantasy Football, the closest I’ve ever gotten to “gambling” is the $5 Super Bowl boxes at my office. Recently, though, I learned all about prop bets and couldn’t resist diving in. Prop bets, for those unfamiliar, aren’t related to overs and unders or the moneylines of games each week. Instead, they’re wagers that a particular event will happen. And when I say “events”, I mean anything - you can bet on the number of touchdowns Odell Beckham Jr.

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About

Welcome to my blog! A lifelong fan of sports, technology, and food, I decided to found this site to chronicle my adventures across a variety of interests. Topics will primarily focused on sports and technology, but will touch on whatever is topical at the time. Contact If you’d like to get in contact, please feel free to shoot me a note at conormclaughlinblog@gmail.com! If you would like to discuss career opportunities, please visit my LinkedIn profile

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