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14 Dec 2006, 12:26pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Who gets to the sticks?

Hines Ward is widely regarded as one of the best receivers in the league at picking up first downs. But do the statistics back it up? (Click link to read more.)

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14 Dec 2006, 11:15am by Aaron Schatz

Lamar Hunt Dies at 74

Lamar Hunt was the Dallas oil man who turned Kansas City into a major league sports town, even though he never lived there. He was one of the men behind the AFL and he was responsible for the term "Super Bowl." He died last night at the age of 74 due to complications from prostate cancer.

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26 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2006, 1:55pm by Richie

12 Dec 2006, 07:41pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 15 DVOA Ratings

By this point, the weighted DVOA ratings we use over at FOX are starting to look a bit different from the year-long totals. Chicago is on top of both, with San Diego and Baltimore right behind, and New Orleans finally moves into the weighted top ten. Commentary now available at FOXSports.com.

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254 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2006, 10:55pm by Jason

12 Dec 2006, 01:35pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Seattle Seahawks

Are the Seahawks on their way to becoming the worst divisional champ of the DVOA era? Aaron Schatz takes a look. (Click link to read more.)

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12 Dec 2006, 01:28pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Running on third-and-long

Are you tired of your team running draws on third and long? Aaron Schatz takes a look at how often they actually result in a first down. (Click link to read more.)

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11 Dec 2006, 09:44pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 14

This week's best and worst performances by Football Outsiders stats. Yes, Mike Karney makes the top five running backs. Sorry to post late, but I was unable to get on the administration part of the site because of the comment spam attack we've been dealing with since last night. We're still trying to fix it.

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56 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 7:45pm by Jason Mulgrew aka The Mul Dawg aka J-Rocka

11 Dec 2006, 01:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Young Clark Kent Can't Help Showing Off a Little

Can you imagine what it would have been like if Reggie Bush had gone to high school after the creation of YouTube? It would be a lot like how you will feel after you watch these YouTube videos of Cy Creek High running back Sam McGuffie. We can break down all the numbers and X's and O's but sometimes you just want to watch a football player who makes you go "whoa." Thanks, Deadspin.

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19 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2006, 4:14pm by Peter Libero

10 Dec 2006, 01:22pm by Aaron Schatz

Boston's Football Footnote

Great feature article in today's Boston Globe about the early days of the Redskins before they moved to Washington. Did you know that Redskins owner George Preston Marshall hired a Native American coach to try to drum up interest in the team? Of course, he also sealed the team's fate in Boston by doubling ticket prices one hour before a big game against the Giants. (Free registration required.)

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5 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 9:36pm by ChrisFromNJ

09 Dec 2006, 01:49pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, November 25-December 8

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of the last two weeks worth of posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered: Fantasy football Hall of Fame candidate capsules, charting thoughts on Cincinnati and Baltimore, Oakland offense vs. Oakland defense, the least consistent teams of the decade (Jacksonville is number two), the Colts vs. history, and the decline and fall of Michael Clayton.

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8 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2006, 12:29pm by Wanker79

09 Dec 2006, 01:00pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: NO-DAL, DEN-SD

Two division leaders meet up in Dallas, but only one of these teams has balanced talent. Meanwhile, Denver's recent struggles began with their first game against San Diego. Can they use the second game to end those same struggles?

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27 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 6:34am by Rick