17 Aug 2007, 11:27pm by Aaron Schatz
As noted in the previous Extra Point, Sports Illustrated has a feature this week where a leading writer for each sport picks an All-Time Dream Team, a current All-Pro Team, and an All-Future (2012) Team. Here's a link to Peter King's All-2012 Team for discussion. His rules: No players over 28, no college players other than those entering their fourth year of eligibility, because too many things can happen to a guy in five years. Fair enough.
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17 Aug 2007, 11:14pm by Aaron Schatz
Oh, boy. This is going to spark some discussion. Sports Illustrated has a whole feature this week -- no idea if it is online only, or in the magazine as well -- where a leading writer for each sport picks three Dream Teams: One for history, one for now, one for the future. To be honest, I think the "all-current" team is boring -- it isn't like Peter King is the only guy who picks a current All-Pro team. The other two are more interesting, and each deserves its own XP discussion.
23 comments, Last at 21 Aug 2007, 12:37am by Alex
17 Aug 2007, 02:55pm by Aaron Schatz
Requested by Bill Simmons during the BS Report podcast, here's our list of the worst running back seasons of all time. (Click link to read more.)
26 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2007, 1:27am by Texdave
16 Aug 2007, 07:36pm by Aaron Schatz
Long awaited... Bill Simmons and yours truly discuss Pro Football Prospectus, WBRU, why the league should sell coaches' film to fans, possible sleeper teams for 2007, and how on earth a Patriots fan (me) could be such a Peyton Manning defender, even before Super Bowl XLI. This turned out to be the longest BS Report ever, it probably comes out as an hour or even more. Great fun. My one regret is that we went elsewhere when he asked about teams we were wrong about last year, and I never did get to talk about the Colts defense in the playoffs.
57 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2007, 3:24pm by crack
16 Aug 2007, 06:19pm by Aaron Schatz
Fixing a problem from this year's Baltimore chapter... (Click link to read more.)
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16 Aug 2007, 01:18pm by Aaron Schatz
Here is a response to two questions we've received regarding FO Premium.
First, we know about the problem where links that were supposed to go to the Premium Database didn't actually go there. This now should be fixed. You need to log into the store first, but then it will know you have the Premium access, and it will take you to the database.
14 Aug 2007, 05:10pm by Aaron Schatz
We open the "new" Extra Points with this mailbag question about PFP 2007: The Chargers led the league in sacks, but were only 28th in Adjusted Hurry Percentage. Is there any explanation for such a wide variance? (Click link to read more.)
14 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2007, 5:33pm by Rich Conley
14 Aug 2007, 05:01pm by Aaron Schatz
If you are interested in my thoughts on the Washington Redskins before tonight's event at Politics and Prose in DC, here is an article from today's Washington Post Express. Also features some thoughts on the rest of the league and a picture of me in a funky hat.
36 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2007, 1:41pm by Len
12 Aug 2007, 11:35pm by Aaron Schatz
Everybody off the Arizona bandwagon! (Well, those of you who were still on the Arizona bandwagon after reading PFP 07.) Linebacker Chike Okeafor and right tackle Oliver Ross both tore muscles and probably are gone for the year. Ross was likely going to lose a job battle with first-round pick Levi Brown, but the Cardinals have now gone from very little offensive line depth to no offensive line depth. Okeafor's versatility was a big part of the Cardinals' decision to switch full-time to a 3-4 scheme, and now the Cardinals are depending on inexperienced Darryl Blackstock.
10 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2007, 7:46pm by DolFan 316
10 Aug 2007, 05:00pm by Aaron Schatz
This is quite impressive. A poster over on ArmchairGM ("Davis21wylie," real name unknown) has put together this extensive list of the greatest quarterbacks in modern NFL history with a method that sort of combines FO theories with some of the stuff that Sean Lahman was doing with the original version of PFP from five years ago. (Three or four of you might actually know of that book's existence.) The article is colossal, along the lines of my "best X seasons" articles in PFP instead of what you would expect from an Internet post.
83 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2007, 11:18am by Alex