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Nate Silver is back to his roots at ESPN

Maybe it’s coincidence, maybe it’s deliberately masked by an acronym, or maybe it means nothing at all. But in ESPN’s full name — Entertainment and Sports Programming Network — it’s worth noting that something does technically come before sports.

Analytics rock star Nate Silver, whose wildly popular statistics- and probability-centric website was purchased by the network and will be leaving its current home at the New York Times sometime after August, does have genuine sports bona fides.

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