Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Sep 2007, 03:38pm by admin

Review: Madden 08

If you're reading this, it's virtually guaranteed that you've played the Madden franchise video games at some point in your life. Die-hard Madden fans have already bought this year's version. If you are still on the fence, Bill Moore (Xbox 360) and Aaron Schatz (PS2) tell you what's right and wrong this year. For those already playing, we have some thoughts on tweaking player ratings to better fit what we've learned at Football Outsiders.

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48 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2007, 12:54am by Corey

20 Sep 2007, 04:29pm by Russell Levine

Seventh Day Adventure: Going to the Grove

Russell is getting ready for a road trip with this week's podcast guest, Gator fan John Griffith. They preview the Grove and pick the week's biggest games. Plus, YouTube clips galore and the open college football discussion thread.

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153 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2007, 2:01pm by Sid

20 Sep 2007, 10:32am by Ben Riley

The Week in Quotes: September 20, 2007

This week, Trent Green thinks Roger Goodell can't handle the truth, Fred Taylor and Jack Del Rio stare into Matt Jones' soul (and don't like what they see), and Tampa Bay's general manager offers lame excuses for David Boston and Jerramy Stevens. Plus: Best. Herm. Ever.

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65 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2007, 12:03pm by Podge

19 Sep 2007, 03:32pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: Pick Me Up

Bill takes a look at popular free agents in this week's Scramble, and attempts to determine whether they're suitable for your fantasy team's roster. Plus, the surprise Loser League MVPs through two weeks, the return of Keep Choppin' Wood, and Jason Beattie re-envisions "Face Off".

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54 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2007, 1:30pm by Matt

19 Sep 2007, 09:42am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Patrick Willis

What kind of player is the San Francisco 49ers' rookie linebacker? One who has the potential to be great but isn't quite there yet. Find out more in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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29 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2007, 1:28am by hector

18 Sep 2007, 01:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 2 DVOA Ratings

New England and Pittsburgh reign supreme, while last year's two miracle teams sit at the bottom. This week's (very extended) commentary looks at past teams who defied their projections early, to find out what history says about hope in Houston and pessimism in Philadelphia. Note: DEN, OAK, PHI, WAS now fixed.

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155 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2007, 12:57pm by Starshatterer

18 Sep 2007, 12:03pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Buccaneers over Saints

The Saints were almost everybody's pick to win the NFC South. Two games into the season, their big-play offense has been stymied. The Buccaneers, meanwhile, were only selected by a computer, but are there glimpses of a competent team emerging?

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37 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2007, 2:27pm by dennis

17 Sep 2007, 05:36pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Emerging From the Pack

It's early in the college football season, but four teams are already separating themselves from everyone else. But don't count on a BCS nightmare just yet. This season has already been unpredictable. Plus, the JLS Trophy and Russell's updated BlogPoll ballot.

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77 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2007, 9:32pm by lionsbob

17 Sep 2007, 08:13am by Doug Farrar

Audibles at the Line: Week 2

The Browns hit the Bengals with a 50-burger and the Bengals nearly reciprocate; the Seahawks lay an egg in Glendale; the Colts narrowly escape another Titan attack; and "FO Theater" announces the debut of A Man Called Spaeth.

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188 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2007, 4:36pm by dryheat

15 Sep 2007, 03:21pm by Mike Tanier

Year of the Scab

If you learned everything you know about the 1987 players strike from the movie "The Replacements," then you don't know the true story. Mike Tanier takes you back to the craziest, most contentious month in NFL history with an excerpt from his historical mini-epic, now available for download exclusively here at FO.

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25 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2007, 12:52am by jg