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10 Aug 2004, 01:04pm by admin

TMQ Preseason Return Discussion Thread

Once again in 2004, we're providing the "unofficial official" discussion thread of Tuesday Morning Quarterback each week. Today brings the first new TMQ of the season, which you can find here.

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09 Aug 2004, 12:08pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Ask the Magic 8-Ball, Part I

Football: It's Not Just for Sundays Anymore. With the help of that handy magic 8-ball, our resident college football expert asks some important questions about the top 12 teams in the country. Like, did Patriots fans ever expect to read about Pete Carroll building a dynasty, except maybe in his kids' Pop Warner league?

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09 Aug 2004, 09:51am by Guest

Guest Column: Unraveling the Quincy Carter Rumors

There have been a lot of rumors about Quincy Carter's release by the Dallas Cowboys. How many drug tests did he fail? What was the substance involved? How much did Parcells know about Carter's drug history when he was planning to start Carter this season? Shawn Rassmussen outlines what we know about the Carter situation.

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05 Aug 2004, 11:26am by Aaron Schatz

Football Outsiders Interview: Jim Schwartz

Tennessee defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is well-known for using statistical analysis to improve his game plans. He started reading our website after the playoffs and has shared his ideas with us. Now he answers some questions for our readers, discussing how he takes analysis similar to ours and uses it to improve his team on the field. He also talks about his relationship with position coaches, what to expect from his defense this year, and an honest scouting report on the offenses of the NFC South (since he doesn't have to play them for another three years).

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05 Aug 2004, 10:29am by Al & Aaron

Scramble for the Ball: 2004 NFC Over-Unders, Part I

Al and Aaron (sitting in for a busy Ian) debate the 2004 over-under lines and predict which teams are headed up and down this season. Why is New Orleans the least interesting team of 2004? Just how much can Aaron write about the Arizona Cardinals? What does Al have in common with the Minnesota front office? What is Aaron's beef with SportsCenter? Is Chicago? Is Not Chicago? Scramble for the Ball is in the room.

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02 Aug 2004, 01:47pm by Michael David Smith

Understudy in Contrasts

It's the holy grail of football research: How do you separate the ability of a running back from the ability of his blockers? Michael David Smith has a simple first step, comparing the great running backs of the past to their backups. Find out the answers to such questions as "What is the best offensive line to have no members in Canton?" and "Who the heck is Barry Redden?" (No, he's not "the other Tick" -- that was Barry Hubris.)

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02 Aug 2004, 01:43pm by Aaron Schatz

Portis Uber Alles

Aaron on the big year Clinton Portis should expect in Washington, and the big shoes he leaves behind in Denver. Quentin Griffin fans are not going to be pleased.

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30 Jul 2004, 01:27pm by admin

Happy Birthday to Us

In honor of our first anniversary, here are some of our best articles, our best lines, and our best cartoons. A good introduction to the world of Football Outsiders.

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30 Jul 2004, 12:46pm by admin

Great Googly Moogly

For no reason other than the fact that I'm in a bit of a goofy mood this morning, here is a look at some of the strangest search refers in the one year that we've run Football Outsiders.

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26 Jul 2004, 11:57am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Island of the Blue Dol-fans

Russell Levine on one of the NFL's most devoted -- and, as of this weekend, most emotionally devastated -- fanbases. Perhaps there is a light at the end of the tunnel which will allow the Dol-fans to eventually forgive Ricky Williams.

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