MIT Analytics Nerds Award the DeAndre Hopkins Trade ‘Transaction of the Year’ Honors. In Related News, MIT Just Murdered Analytics Jerry Thornton 4\/12\/2021 2:35 PM Just caught this on barstool sports. Made me chuckle. In case you’re not familiar with the work they do, every year Cambridge is host to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. While I don’t have data to back this up, the impression I’ve always gotten is that it is the leading gathering of successful people in America when it comes to not blowing your expense account at casinos and nudie bars.