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07 Sep 2004, 10:28am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Finally, Football

Russell looks back on bad coaching decisions of college football's first weekend and looks forward to the NFL season with some comments on why Sunday Ticket isn't on your cable system. Plus, Howard Schnellenberger is alive! (And still saying stupid things.)

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07 Sep 2004, 09:38am by Jason Beattie

Loser League 2004 Preview

Our local expert on losers offers some tips on the best players to take whether you are picking a team for the Open Loser League Challenge or just doing your own weekly-draft Loser League with friends.

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02 Sep 2004, 12:04pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Labor Day Weekend

For football fans, there is no rest on the Seventh Day. With apologies to Scramble for the Ball, PTI, and anyone else we may have ripped off, we present our newest weekly column, Seventh Day Adventure. Each Thursday, Russell (you know him from Confessions of a Football Junkie) and Vinny (he's new) will break down the week's biggest college football games in that special Football Outsiders style. No, not the math-heavy Football Outsiders style, the acerbic Football Outsiders style. We have two styles, much like J. Edgar Hoover.

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01 Sep 2004, 07:02am by Aaron Schatz

Empty Backfield

When Ricky Williams retired last month, it was thought to be a massive blow to the Miami Dolphins. It was, but only emotionally. The team on the field might actually be better. In this article from Slate.com, Aaron explains why the star running back is the most overrated player in football and makes the case for running back by committee.

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01 Sep 2004, 04:18am by Aaron Schatz

DVOA Projections Mailbag

In which many of the questions posed by readers about the 2004 DVOA projections are answered in one fell swoop. (What the heck is a "fell swoop" anyway? Can you have two fell swoops?)

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01 Sep 2004, 04:18am by Aaron Schatz

DVOA Projections Mailbag

In which many of the questions posed by readers about the 2004 DVOA projections are answered in one fell swoop. (What the heck is a "fell swoop" anyway? Can you have two fell swoops?)

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31 Aug 2004, 01:42pm by Aaron Schatz

2004 DVOA Projections

Long awaited, never duplicated, here are the 2004 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, the 2004 equivalent of the 2003 Panthers and 2001 Bears/Patriots will be the New York Jets.

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31 Aug 2004, 12:54pm by Guest

Guest Column: Strength of Schedule -- A Dynamic Analysis

We're used to seeing strength of schedule listed as the average of last season's records for all 16 opponents. But does that mean anything if last year's opponents were just as good, or bad, as this year's? Anthony Brancato investigates.

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30 Aug 2004, 10:03am by P. Ryan Wilson

Zebras on Parade

Some officials call more penalties than others, as Peter King pointed out last April, but does it make a difference? Do teams score more in games where the officials call more penalties? Does the better team win or lose more often when judged by a flag-happy crew? The newest Football Outsider, Ryan Wilson, is on the case.

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27 Aug 2004, 04:06am by Guest

Guest Column: West Coast Offense Simplified

You hear about it all the time: West Coast Offense. What is it? Who runs it? What's the whole point? Chris Miraglia provides the basics; you provide the discussion.

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