Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Feb 2005, 10:12pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: The Art of Being Better

Rodney Harrison, for whom Russell also has the utmost respect, is probably fuming on Monday because the pundits are spending more time talking about what the Eagles did to lose the Super Bowl than what New England did to win it. But how many times do the Patriots have to win close games before people figure out the reason: they're just better.

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04 Feb 2005, 01:43am by Aaron Schatz

Super Bowl XXXIX Preview

The New England Patriots have shut down the unstoppable Colts and walked all over the impenetrable Steelers. Now the Philadelphia Eagles will attempt to stand astride their march towards history, yelling "Stop." With help from Michael David Smith’s tape analysis, added notes from resident Eagles fan Mike Tanier, injury analysis from Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus, and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews Super Bowl XXXIX.

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04 Feb 2005, 01:43am by Aaron Schatz

Super Bowl XXXIX Preview

The New England Patriots have shut down the unstoppable Colts and walked all over the impenetrable Steelers. Now the Philadelphia Eagles will attempt to stand astride their march towards history, yelling "Stop." With help from Michael David Smith’s tape analysis, added notes from resident Eagles fan Mike Tanier, injury analysis from Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus, and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews Super Bowl XXXIX.

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03 Feb 2005, 06:50pm by scramble

The Second Annual Super Bowl Prop Bet Extravaganza

Will Josh Parry have more than 5.5 combined yards? Will Kevin Faulk's longest run from scrimmage be under 8 yards? Will Dirk Nowitski have a better night than L.J. Smith? The answer to these questions and more are inside Scramble for the Ball's Second Annual Prop Bet Extravaganza. Al, Vivek, and a returning Ian Dembsky take a look at practically every wager you could make on the Super Bowl.

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03 Feb 2005, 04:32pm by Michael David Smith

Emmitt's Place in the Rushing Pantheon

This afternoon, all-time rushing yards leader Emmitt Smith will retire from the NFL after 15 seasons. Michael David Smith takes a look at where Smith stands among the greatest runners of the modern era.

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02 Feb 2005, 01:42am by Michael David Smith

Nine Plays that Explain the Patriots

Which plays from their two playoff games best illustrate the strengths of the New England Patriots? How can guys the media will ignore, like Jarvis Green and Russ Hochstein, make a difference in the Super Bowl? Find out in this week's edition of Every Play Counts.

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01 Feb 2005, 07:16pm by Mike Tanier

Life-Long Lessons in Losing

Mike Tanier goes deep inside the psyche of Philadelphia sports fans as they hope for a championship on Sunday but secretly prepare to have their winter ruined by the Eagles. Guaranteed to be the only column in Football Outsiders history with a Charles Shackleford reference.

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01 Feb 2005, 01:00pm by Aaron Schatz

VOA Mailbag

It's time for another edition of our mailbag, where Aaron answers your questions related to VOA and other statistics from Football Outsiders. This week: Does DVOA give any value to blocking? Why were defense-oriented teams so bad this year compared to years past? Which correlates better with a team's actual record: Pythagorean wins or estimated wins? Plus, DVOA for every game of the 2004 playoffs.

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01 Feb 2005, 01:00pm by Aaron Schatz

VOA Mailbag

It's time for another edition of our mailbag, where Aaron answers your questions related to VOA and other statistics from Football Outsiders. This week: Does DVOA give any value to blocking? Why were defense-oriented teams so bad this year compared to years past? Which correlates better with a team's actual record: Pythagorean wins or estimated wins? Plus, DVOA for every game of the 2004 playoffs.

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31 Jan 2005, 11:52am by Michael David Smith

The Case for Fritz Pollard

Cooperstown recognized more than three decades ago that it had wrongly kept out the great black players of the first half of the 20th Century. On the day before the Super Bowl, Canton has an opportunity to do the same.

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