06 Dec 2004, 11:14pm by Russell Levine
Russell Levine looks at the final weekend of the college football season, and how the BCS works and doesn't work. What is three divided by two, and why will football fans be protesting alongside radicals in Berkeley? Plus, a look at the best non-BCS bowls and the start of silly season.
At his website footballcommentary.com, William Krasker regularly reviews major coaching decisions through the eyes of probability theory. In this article for Football Outsiders, he revisits his analysis from the past six weeks, and talks about a few new situations. Included: Mike Martz's fake field goal call from Week 12, Mike Tice's two-point conversion decision in Week 11, and the possibility of teams taking penalties on purpose to eat clock time. Plus, Jets fans think Herman Edwards makes a lot of bad decisions, but one decision this year surely must rank as the worst, and you may have never even noticed it.
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04 Dec 2004, 03:08am by Aaron Schatz
In Philadelphia, the Packers and Eagles each match their greatest strength against their opponent's greatest weakness. It's America's chance to decide: Who are we more tired of hearing about, Terrell Owens or Brett Favre? And when Denver and San Diego play for the AFC West title, all eyes will be on the tight end. But will it be the right tight end? Two big games analyzed Football Outsiders-style in this article from Friday's New York Sun.
03 Dec 2004, 11:35am by scramble
Have you been perplexed by the quarterback carousel in Arizona? So have Al and Vivek. The Cardinals, Redskins, Bears, Cowboys, and Giants all feel the wrath of the scramblers this week. Plus, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, a Loser League Contest Update, and the Ayurveda-friendly Keep Choppin' Wood Award. This is also the place for fantasy football questions and discussion.
This is the final weekend of the college football regular season, with conference championships and BCS berths on the line. Vinny Gauri and Russell Levine break it all down, and answer the question: "What's the perfect reward for a successful trip to Detroit?" This article also serves as the college football open thread to discuss the games and the BCS selections on Sunday.
01 Dec 2004, 11:31am by Michael David Smith
Sure, Peyton Manning is going to set the NFL record for most touchdown passes thrown in one season. But what about Tarik Glenn? He's going to set the NFL record for most touchdown passes blocked for in one season. Shouldn't he get some attention? He gets it in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
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30 Nov 2004, 01:29pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 12, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. This week, we explain why certain teams have DVOA ratings that don't quite match their won-loss records, and where the gap comes from. Also, experience the anger of Tampa Bay and Denver fans as I reprint an email discussion among the FO staff, and a special hidden message for Buffalo Bills fans.
29 Nov 2004, 06:58pm by Russell Levine
Are you an East Coast sports fan struggling to stay awake through late-night games? Russell Levine feels your pain. Plus, a feel-good story in Oakland, some bad tidings in Dallas, and the always-amusing BCS update. Well, amusing unless you are a Boston College or Texas fan.
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28 Nov 2004, 08:42pm by Aaron Schatz
These ratings have been listed as "coming soon" longer than the next album by Guns 'n' Roses, but today we finally continue our look back at previous seasons through the lens of DVOA. In 2000, two teams dominated the DVOA ratings, but they didn't meet in the Super Bowl -- because they were both in the same division. Plus, revisit the horribly messed up 2000 Buffalo Bills, the team that may have simultaneously demonstrated the worst special teams and the worst coaching decision in NFL history.
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27 Nov 2004, 01:31am by Aaron Schatz
We know the Eagles and Falcons are in, but who else in the NFC will stand up and claim a playoff spot? In this article from Friday's edition of the New York Sun, Aaron looks at what the Giants, Seahawks, and Vikings have to do in order to take another step towards the postseason this Sunday.
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