The New FiveThirtyEight Launches Very Soon

Nate Silver, American statistician, political forecaster and author of 'The Signal And The Noise', appears at a photocall prior to an event at the 30th Edinburgh International Book Festival, on August 13, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the worlds largest annual literary event, and takes place in the city which became a UNESCO City of Literature in 2004. Photo: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images

Nearly eight months after leaving the New York Times, Nate Silver told a crowd at South by Southwest that ESPN's expanded version of his data-driven FiveThirtyEight blog will go live on March 17. In case you haven't heard, the website (which has a brand new staff of over two dozen) will feature coverage of politics, as well as reporting on subjects including sports, economics, and education. Let no number go un-crunched.