Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Nov 2005, 12:15pm by Aaron Schatz

The Lords of Discipline

Slate subtitles this article "Coaches and broadcasters peddle an easy solution to every problem in football." Apparently, discipline and swagger go hand in hand.

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8 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 9:07pm by Craig B

08 Nov 2005, 07:13pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Chat at Baseball Prospectus

Here's an archive of today's FO chat at BaseballProspectus.com -- thanks to those guys, as always, for loaning me the space. Today's chat discussed LaDainian Tomlinson, football in Los Angeles, the future of Curtis Martin and Priest Holmes, statistical analysis of college football, and criticisms of our fantasy football projections.

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8 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 10:14am by James Gibson

08 Nov 2005, 07:09pm by Aaron Schatz

TMQ: What Hollywood Can Learn from the NFL

If you were expecting this week's TMQ to applaud the Chiefs for going for it at the end of the game and joke about the Carolina cheerleader story, it turns out you were only half right. Surprise!

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60 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2005, 2:30pm by Ashley Tate

08 Nov 2005, 05:19pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 10 DVOA Ratings, Shot to Hell Version

Indianapolis is number one, but five of their final eight opponents are in the top ten of this week's DVOA ratings. Commentary for the math-o-phobic is found here on FOXSports.com.

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653 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2006, 9:53am by sharif masawudu

07 Nov 2005, 04:47pm by Aaron Schatz

2005 Quick Reads: Week 9

Here's the latest Quick Reads at FOXSports.com with DPAR for all quarterbacks in Week 9 plus the top running backs and receivers. This week, find out why Eli Manning is having a historic season. Not historically great, just historically odd. Plus, I channel Trent Reznor and reveal how Atlanta can win the Super Bowl.

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40 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 1:58pm by CaffeineMan

05 Nov 2005, 09:11pm by Aaron Schatz

FO in the NYTimes: Decline in Offense is Leaving 2004 in N.F.L. Record Books

Remember the golden age of offense? Man, I remember it like it was just a few months ago. Thanks to the New York Times for once again inviting me to write the weekly Keeping Score column. (free registration or bugmenot required)

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3 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2005, 4:15pm by Tom Kelso

04 Nov 2005, 05:53pm by Aaron Schatz

Benson May Be Right to Leave New Orleans

Our old friend Bob Cook takes on the controversial issue of the New Orleans Saints. As he points out, why does it matter if Tom Benson is a jerk? The real question is: what is the future of the city of New Orleans? The Saints are really no different from any number of businesses that are going to have to decide whether they are going back to a city that will take a long time to rebuild and will be significantly smaller when the rebuilding is done. If I remember correctly, polls say roughly 40 percent of residents aren't planning on going back.

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13 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 6:12pm by Israel

04 Nov 2005, 02:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Pats Has a Nice Ring to It

OK, if you've been waiting for Bill Simmons to give his take on Pats-Colts, here it is. Guess who he picks. C'mon, guess. The idea here is that the Pats are just too hungry for the Colts to beat them. Which is fine and dandy, except here are a few names that Bill doesn't mention when talking about how the three-time champions simply will not accept losing: Duane Starks, Arturo Freeman, Nick Kazcur, Monty Beisel, and Heath Evans. This game isn't about Tom Brady and Tedy Bruschi. It's about whether those guys can fill the holes.

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55 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2005, 3:53pm by PatsFan

03 Nov 2005, 04:57pm by Aaron Schatz

John Clayton's First and 10

I don't mean to pick on Mr. Clayton, but I just had to point this article out as a particularly egregious example of Colts-Patriots overhype. Clayton writes: "Since 2003, the Colts and Patriots have met four times with everything on the line, and the Patriots won all four." Wait a minute, everything on the line? John, last year the teams met in the first game of the season. How much could possibly be on the line in the first game of the season?

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33 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 11:21am by Purds

03 Nov 2005, 10:59am by Aaron Schatz

BCS Plus One: The Easiest Solution

How hard would it be to install a college football playoff? As our fellow FOXSports.com partners at College Football News point out, no team ranked lower than fourth before the bowl games has ever won the national championship. We're never going to end up in a situation where there are more than four unbeaten teams from the major conferences. So why not pit no. 1 against no. 4 and no. 2 against no. 3 in the bowl games, and then add one single game over winter break to determine the champion?

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62 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 7:01pm by Zac