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What’s Your (Sports) Number? ESPN’s Panelists For MIT Sloan Conference Share Their Favorite Digits

Friday and Saturday in Boston, the 13th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference presented by ESPN convenes students and industry pros to talk numbers and business.

It figures that ESPN once again will provide a strong presence at MIT Sloan, sending more than a dozen panelists representing several platforms.

Conversations about sports analytics in particular and the sports business world as a whole will drive the discussions.

But Front Row asked several of the panelists to get granular and answer this: What’s your favorite sports number and why?

Here are some responses:


Doug Kezirian, Daily Wager host

(Water polo photo: Courtesy Brown Athletics/Kezirian headshot: Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images)

Michele Steele, SportsCenter anchor and reporter

(Arc de Triomphe: Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images; Steele headshot: Melissa Rawlins/ESPN Images)

Seth Walder, ESPN Analytics writer

(Ortiz: Scott Clarke/ESPN Images; Walder headshot: Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)

Paul Pierce, ESPN NBA analyst

(Pierce in action: Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images; Pierce headshot: Scott Evans/ESPN Images)

Mina Kimes, senior writer, ESPN The Magazine

(Eagles coach Doug Pederson (L), QB Carson Wentz, Allen Kee/ESPN Images/Kimes headshot: Melissa Rawlins/ESPN Images)

Kristie Blasi, senior director, ESPN Stats & Info Group (SIG)

(Photo courtesy of Kristie Blasi/ESPN/Blasi headshot: Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images))

ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro

(Autographed poster photo courtesy of Jimmy Pitaro/ESPN; Pitaro headshot: Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)

Emily Archacki designed the social cards.

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