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09 Aug 2006, 03:29pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

Time to once again open the FO Mailbag with questions on KUBIAK, defensive line stats, and partial success on third down. Plus, the results of the 2006 "Old Faces in New Places" contest and yet more Eli Manning similarity score talk.

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37 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2006, 8:35pm by Jim

07 Aug 2006, 11:23pm by Aaron Schatz

Borat Learns Football

You know, that football they have in Kazakhstan doesn't sound like much fun. Click on this post to see the actual video.


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15 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2006, 9:52am by thisbemike

04 Aug 2006, 10:35am by Aaron Schatz

White Wide Receivers Fight Discrimination

Somewhere, Brian Stablein is crying tears of joy. Finally, someone understands his pain.

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109 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2007, 1:48pm by r h scurlock

31 Jul 2006, 02:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Brian Finneran Probably Done for Year

I know there's this rumor that we hate everything Atlanta-related, but that's actually not true. One example: We've been singing the praises of Brian Finneran for a couple of years. Which is why I am really bummed about this news that Finneran suffered a knee injury yesterday. The Falcons haven't announced the official MRI results yet, but all indications are that this is a torn ligament or patella tendon that will cost Finneran the season. Pressure on Michael Jenkins and Roddy White just went up, and there's really no depth behind them.

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9 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 10:23am by Dean

30 Jul 2006, 12:00pm by Aaron Schatz

Secrets of the 2006 NFL Season

Good stuff here. I wouldn't mind trying one of those Randy Moss "Ghetto Blaster" shots.

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20 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 12:33am by Vince

30 Jul 2006, 12:37am by Aaron Schatz

FO in the NY Times: N.F.L. Preseason Games Are Meaningful to Some

Another FO appearance in the NY Times, this time discussing some research done by other folks. The preseason, it turns out, might mean something -- if you know where to look. Patrick Allison, by the way, is an FO reader, and the research referenced here will run in an FO guest column later this week. I'll be doing the Times again in a couple weeks, with some penalty research that I didn't get done in time for the book. (Free registration or bugmenot required)

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4 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2006, 10:35am by Ray

28 Jul 2006, 02:46pm by Aaron Schatz

BREAKING NEWS: Willie Roaf Retires

E-mail from Doug Farrar: "Aaron, apparently this year the FO curse has to do with my offensive line article on FOX. Please e-mail them and ask them to delete all references to Walter Jones. Thanks." Seriously, this is a HUGE blow to Kansas City's hopes this year. Profootballtalk.com says that Roaf informed the Chiefs that he was considering this option a few months ago, but does that mean before or after free agency and the draft? Why can't guys make this decision in February?

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45 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2006, 12:16am by Dan

27 Jul 2006, 05:49pm by Aaron Schatz

Reality and Fantasy Don't Mix

Chuck Klosterman says you shouldn't ruin your fantasy football league by making it too real. I would tend to agree. We get people around here saying, "you guys are so serious about football, but fantasy football has nothing to do with actual football." And the answer is yes, we know this, and we like both. I know some people want to try a PAR-based game, and we like the idea of a trial run this year. But if your fantasy league is looking for a way to quantify fullback blocking, or has restricted free agency and salary arbitration, you may be going a bit too far.

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17 comments, Last at 28 Jul 2006, 3:56pm by Mikey

27 Jul 2006, 12:04pm by Aaron Schatz

UPDATE: Bentley Hurts Knee in First Camp Drill, May Be Lost for Season

You have to be kidding me. The first drill? When your big free agent signing is on the ground screaming "No," this is not a good thing. I feel really bad for the Browns and their fans. Reports now say it is a torn patellar tendon, and Bentley will likely miss the entire season.

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40 comments, Last at 12 Aug 2006, 3:23pm by Will Allen

26 Jul 2006, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Retirees Battle for Pensions

Last year, the average payout to a retired NFL player was $14,500. The average payout by baseball's pension system to a retired MLB player was $34,000. By the way, the NFL pension doesn't include health insurance. For all the talk about how the NFL is doing a good deed by rebuilding the Superdome and keeping the Saints in New Orleans, might it not be better to let Tom Benson blow his wad on a big stadium in San Antonio while the other 31 owners buy health insurance for all those guys who made them rich in the pre-free agency era?

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20 comments, Last at 06 Jul 2007, 3:08am by murrell hayes