Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

12 Feb 2007, 11:21pm by Aaron Schatz

Chargers Fire Schottenheimer

I have no actual story to link to, and I'm actually sort of supposed to be on vacation this week, but this is on the front page of ESPN.com and the San Diego Chargers website. Didn't they just decide not to fire him? Is the idea, "Well, we need new coordinators now, so let's just replace everyone?" Holy mackerel. (Late note: Now goes to NFL.com story.)

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538 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2007, 11:36pm by empty13

09 Feb 2007, 05:20pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, February 1-9, 2007

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. This week: Why the Wade Phillips hire doesn't make sense, FO makes some book recommendations on football strategy, and what Michael Turner has in common with Seattle RB coach Stump Mitchell. No blog posts next week, I'm taking the week to recharge.

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11 comments, Last at 22 Feb 2007, 7:59pm by Jamie T.

07 Feb 2007, 12:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Books Disagree on Super Bowl Prop

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."

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30 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 12:25am by VarlosZ

07 Feb 2007, 01:39am by Aaron Schatz

Michael Turner Similarity Scores

What does Michael Turner's future hold? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to try to find out.

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05 Feb 2007, 09:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Quick Reads: Super Bowl XLI

Oh, Quick Reads, I shall miss you over these next seven long months.

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69 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2007, 12:34pm by doktarr

02 Feb 2007, 02:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Favre Returns in 2007

Hi, I'm Aaron Rodgers and my life is pointless.

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112 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 3:27am by Peter Libero

02 Feb 2007, 02:24pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, January 27-31

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!'"

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3 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2007, 9:14pm by BillWallace

02 Feb 2007, 11:14am by Aaron Schatz

Digital Projectors Worth the Splurge

"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?

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21 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2007, 11:14pm by Pat

01 Feb 2007, 05:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Super Bowl XLI Preview

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.

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143 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2007, 11:45am by Nathan

01 Feb 2007, 12:29pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Lawyers Sack Church's Game Plan

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.

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70 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 1:35pm by morganja