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01 Jan 2006, 10:18pm by Aaron Schatz

Mike Tice Fired

According to AP, Mike Tice has been fired tonight. Who else will go on "Black Monday," and who should replace them?

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38 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2006, 6:06am by andrew

30 Dec 2005, 11:44am by Aaron Schatz

Southeast Jerome in Heaven with Friends

Clinton Portis brought along some pals for his press conference yesterday. My personal favorite is Chris Cooley as "Johnny White Guy" although I like the way Ryan Clark says "Pied Piper Piccalo." You must watch this video. I mean no disrespect for fans of Seattle and other NFC playoff contenders, but if you are a fan of an AFC team, how can you not be rooting for the Redskins to make the Super Bowl? Don't you want to see Clinton Portis on Media Day? The Portis Dance is your chance to do the Portis.

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15 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2006, 10:08pm by timmy

30 Dec 2005, 11:23am by Aaron Schatz

Saints to Return to Louisiana in 2006

Len Pasquarelli is reporting that the NFL and Saints owner Tom Benson have reached a deal to have the Saints return to Louisiana full-time next year, playing in Baton Rouge until the Superdome is fully repaired sometime around early November. This is ludicrous. I'm sorry for sounding like a jerk, but then again I'm not sure why this country has decided that anyone who is honest about the situation in New Orleans is a jerk. I hate to even hint at politics on this site, but we've all decided that we're not going to have a realistic conversation about what's going on down there.

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27 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2006, 9:10pm by Jerry

30 Dec 2005, 03:23am by Aaron Schatz

2005 Draft Day Redux

I apologize to Don Banks for the harsh words I'm about to lay down, but this article is an example of why I started Football Outsiders. The idea behind it is a lot of fun -- had we known then what we know now, how would the 2005 draft had played out? But Banks' choices and comments are filled with every bad kind of football analysis, ignorant of economics and worshipping flash over substance.

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39 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2005, 3:48am by Potomac Drainage Basin Indigenous Person

29 Dec 2005, 02:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Scouting Bush: Three Suggested Stand-Ins

Texas is apparently having problems finding someone who can play Reggie Bush for their scout team. College football blog Every Day Should Be Saturday has some suggestions. All I can say is, "Shimmy shimmy ya." (Hat tip: Deadspin)

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6 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2005, 7:26am by Potomac Drainage Basin Indigenous Person

27 Dec 2005, 06:22pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 17 DVOA Ratings

Here are the latest DVOA ratings through Week 16, with Seattle, Pittsburgh, Washington, and Kansas City all getting hot just in time for the playoffs. Too bad the Chiefs won't actually be there. Commentary for the math-o-phobic on FOXSports.com here. Wed noon: Incorrect values on original tables are now fixed.

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265 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2005, 5:20pm by putnamp

26 Dec 2005, 08:46pm by Aaron Schatz

2005 Quick Reads: Week 16

This week's Quick Reads features a look at DPAR's best running back seasons, many of which are going on now. Maybe Michael David Smith is right about Larry Johnson being an All-Pro. Also, for those of you who didn't tune in to the scintillating Vikings-Ravens tilt on Christmas night (what ever were you thinking?), you'll be shocked at the week's top quarterback. Loser Leagues wept the world over.

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31 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2005, 12:16pm by B

24 Dec 2005, 12:49am by Aaron Schatz

History Lesson

Today, instead of his usual press conference, Bill Belichick took all the reporters into a meeting room and showed archival footage of the Great Lakes Naval Station team of the early 40s, commenting on differences between historical football and today's NFL. Then he showed film from a 1941 game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions, featuring a part-time running back and punt returner named Steve Belichick. Raise your hand if you wish you had been a Pats beat reporter today. Yep, me too. This is pretty damn cool.

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23 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2005, 5:48pm by PatsFan

22 Dec 2005, 03:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Let's Find Miami a Quarterback

One of the most interesting off-season storylines will be Miami's search for a quarterback. Will they stay with Gus Frerotte, or get a veteran who can lead an otherwise strong team deep in the playoffs, or find a youngster? We've suggested Brett Favre, but Favre continues to say he would not play for a team other than Green Bay. David Neal of the Miami Herald suggests Steve McNair, he of the $50 million March 2 bonus.

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60 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2006, 8:18pm by mike

20 Dec 2005, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 16 DVOA Ratings

The Colts stay on top, the Giants move past the Seahawks, the Patriots move up six spots, which won't do anything to appease the Brady-lovin' masses, and the Raiders are inexplicably high, guaranteeing that my e-mail box is totally screwed. Plus a huge discussion of home-field advantage and what happens to great defenses the year afterwards in the commentary for the math-o-phobic, found here on FOXSports.com.

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313 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2005, 1:51pm by admin