While we're all waiting on pins and needles for what we hope isn't bad news re: Carlos Hyde [but secretly fear is really bad news, it seems], I noticed this morning that The New York Times is reporting that statistics savant Nate Silver is apparently heading to Bristol to join ESPN. Silver, who gained an incredible amount of gravitas and fame for his insanely accurate forecasts in the past couple of electoral cycles, has been with the NYT for three years.
Prior to launching the FiveThirtyEight blog that eventually became part of the Times' political reporting/blogging apparatus, Silver was known more as a sports guy, more specifically a sabermetrician. The author of the best-selling book on predictions/forecasts The Signal and the Noise has yet to comment on the story, but apparently sources at ESPN have confirmed a deal will likely be announced soon.
Silver will apparently be a contributor to the new Keith Olberman show in addition to writing for the four letter network's website and magazine. He will also have some role at ABC News for the network's election year coverage.
I guess when it comes to bad news, when it rains it pours...