07 Feb 2007, 12:48pm by Aaron Schatz
OK, here's a fun one. When Hunter Smith botched the hold on the first Colts XP try in Super Bowl XLI, did this count as a failed extra point? Technically, a botched extra point snap is listed in the statistics as a failed two-point attempt because no actual kick takes place. It turns out this has major implications for any sports book which offered a prop bet such as "will there be a missed extra point" and "will there be a two-point attempt."
30 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 12:25am by VarlosZ
07 Feb 2007, 01:39am by Aaron Schatz
What does Michael Turner's future hold? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to try to find out.
05 Feb 2007, 09:38pm by Aaron Schatz
Oh, Quick Reads, I shall miss you over these next seven long months.
69 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2007, 12:34pm by doktarr
02 Feb 2007, 02:30pm by Aaron Schatz
Hi, I'm Aaron Rodgers and my life is pointless.
112 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 3:27am by Peter Libero
02 Feb 2007, 02:24pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. This week: How Peyton Manning learned the value of patience, Doug Farrar's report on Super Bowl referee Tony Corrente, and "The Marty who cried 'End Around!'"
3 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2007, 9:14pm by BillWallace
02 Feb 2007, 11:14am by Aaron Schatz
"Got a haircut, got a silver tooth, gonna get myself arrested." Josh Levin from Slate.com reviews will be watching the Super Bowl on a 134-inch screen. Call the NFL screen-inch police! For the sake of consistency, doesn't the league have to send Levin a cease-and-desist order?
21 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2007, 11:14pm by Pat
01 Feb 2007, 05:14pm by Aaron Schatz
The Colts have offense. The Bears have defense. But an NFL game is never that simple. Chicago's defense was trending downwards, the Indianapolis defense trending upwards -- until both reverted to form two weeks ago. Is Rex Grossman actually Trent Dilfer, or is Peyton Manning actually Albert Pujols? Here's the Football Outsiders preview of Super Bowl XLI, packed to the gills with numbers and stats.
143 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2007, 11:45am by Nathan
01 Feb 2007, 12:29pm by Aaron Schatz
This sounds like a joke, but it isn't... the NFL sent a cease-and-desist order to a church in Indianapolis, telling them they cannot promote a Super Bowl party with the words "Super Bowl," charge for snacks, or show the game on a screen larger than 55 inches. We can all talk about how stupid this is, but what I want to know is the other side's argument. How are the NFL's legal rights challenged by charging for snacks or showing the game on a screen of, say, 56 inches? Props to Pro Football Talk for pointing out this article.
70 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 1:35pm by morganja
31 Jan 2007, 01:49pm by Aaron Schatz
FOX asked us to put together a series of Top 5 lists for Super Bowl week. Doesn't make sense to link them each individually, so I'll just update this link to the newest one, and there's a menu linking to all of them. Subjects include best players on losing teams, worst quarterbacks to make the Super Bowl, and longtime veterans who never made a Super Bowl until their final season. It's meant to be light content, so if we leave someone out, don't freak or anything.
40 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2007, 4:20pm by TomC
31 Jan 2007, 01:29pm by Aaron Schatz
Big news for the video gamers: 2K Sports has announced All-Pro Football 2K8, their first game since EA bought the exclusive NFL license three years ago. I've read a lot of comments from people who say that NFL 2K5 was better than Madden 05, although I've never read a concrete list of reasons why. As Wilt Chamberlain once said, "Everybody hates Goliath." Then again, I think the bugs in Madden, and the randomly appearing and disappearing features, are a sign that maybe Goliath is getting a little bit lazy. Competition leads to better products.
48 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2007, 5:58pm by MFurtek