09 Sep 2005, 12:06pm by Mike Tanier
What good is a hard drive full of stats, a pile of preseason annuals, and weeks of research if you can't even pick division winners correctly? Mike Tanier searches for a system to out-pick the experts and learns a hard lesson about the folly of preseason prognostication in the first edition of his new weekly feature, the Too Deep Zone.
67 comments, Last at 02 Oct 2005, 6:57pm by Bryan
08 Sep 2005, 02:56pm by admin
Every season in the NFL, teams come from nowhere to make the playoffs and other teams collapse just as suddenly. And yet everyone who writes about football makes predictions before the season even though there is almost zero chance of picking the correct Super Bowl teams. Who are we to resist such peer pressure? Each member of the Football Outsiders staff picks 12 playoff teams, a Super Bowl matchup, and a few other surprises for 2005. The end result is a consensus Super Bowl pick that, oddly, matches conventional wisdom.
88 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2005, 9:05pm by thad
On the eve of their road trip to Ann Arbor for the Notre Dame-Michigan game, Vinny and Russell offer their thoughts on that contest as well as the other big college games of the weekend (Texas at Ohio State; LSU at Arizona State) as well as some others you might not have thought of. Plus, use this as the open thread to discuss college football all weekend.
72 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2005, 10:58am by DaveW
07 Sep 2005, 11:49am by scramble
Scramble for the Ball brings you analysis of just one of the many fantasy auctions that have taken place in the past week. Of course, this one features the staff of Football Outsiders. We've also got a fantasy mailbag, Best Bets, and the first Keep Choppin' Wood award of the new season.
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07 Sep 2005, 09:44am by Russell Levine
After an extended college football weekend, Russell checks in with his thoughts on Charlie Weis's Notre Dame debut and next week's two huge games in the latest edition of Confessions of a Football Junkie. Plus, the Mike Martz Award and his Week One BlogPoll ballot.
51 comments, Last at 09 Sep 2005, 9:02pm by zlionsfan
06 Sep 2005, 10:44am by Aaron Schatz
Long awaited, never duplicated, here are the 2005 Football Outsiders DVOA projections based on complicated formulas that take into account everything from red zone performance to recent drafts to tenure of coordinators. If they prove accurate, look out for the Carolina Panthers, the Cincinnati Bengals, and -- yes, yet again the numbers love them -- the Tampa Bay Bucs.
130 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2005, 3:38pm by james
06 Sep 2005, 02:11am by Will Carroll
The force is strong with this one. Will Carroll gazes into the future at this season's big injuries, and just generally has fun with prognostication.
37 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2005, 4:35pm by Carl
05 Sep 2005, 01:22am by Al Bogdan
The Eagles have more cap space than they know what to do with (literally), the Cowboys have a lot of receivers who may or may not be any good, the Giants have a backup quarterback doing his best Brett Favre imitation, and the Redskins have a Napoleon complex. It's business as usual in the NFC East, as Al writes in his last edition of Four Downs.
34 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2005, 1:16pm by Pat
04 Sep 2005, 06:43pm by Michael David Smith
There's cautious optimism in the NFC North for improvement in the Bears' awful offense and everyone else's awful defense. As Michael David Smith writes in his final Four Downs, the emphasis is on "cautious."
22 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2005, 9:55am by Wicked
02 Sep 2005, 02:56pm by Al Bogdan
What kind of fantasy league values Drew Bledsoe, Josh Scobee, and the San Francisco wide receiver corps? The Loser League, of course, our special fantasy league where the worse the players, the better your team. Al Bogdan previews this year's worst players so you can win the Open Loser League Challenge -- or just run a league with your friends. (Plus, the return of Randy Moss's afro in the latest Jason Beattie cartoon.)
28 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2005, 10:17am by Gary R.