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06 Sep 2017, 11:39am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Ranking NFL's Hardest Schedules, 1-32

New ESPN Insider feature here, ranking all 32 schedules based on average DVOA of projected opponents. There's also some commentary on the hardest and easiest parts of each schedule, and the quirks, like the fact that the NFC South schedule is all packed into the end of the season while the Jets for some reason play most of their AFC East games early on.

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05 Sep 2017, 11:59pm by Aaron Schatz

FO on Slate Hang Up and Listen

I made an appearance this week on the Slate Hang Up and Listen podcast with Josh Levin and Stefan Fatsis, talking about the new wave of tanking teams in the NFL. Is this going to work? Is it a problem for competitive balance if more and more teams do this? My portion of the podcast starts about 20 minutes in. Spencer Hall is also on, as well as Ed Cunningham, the announcer who quit ESPN because of ethical concerns about football and head trauma.

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31 Aug 2017, 02:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Football Outsiders Returns to Madden 18

It's time to share the details on our involvement with Madden 18 Ultimate Team and Madden for mobile devices during this upcoming season.

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25 Aug 2017, 12:44pm by Aaron Schatz

FOA 2017 MEDIA: Deadspin

Here's our annual Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 preview from Deadspin. If you're still curious about whether you should buy the book or not, Deadspin has one paragraph from each of the 32 NFL team previews for you to read.

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24 Aug 2017, 03:49pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Worst Teams/Offenses Since 1987

In honor of the New York Jets' tank-o-rama, ESPN asked me to put together this list of the worst teams of the past 30 years by DVOA. Since our projections say the Jets will have an average or maybe even above-average defense, I also put together a list of the worst offenses and the horrible quarterbacks who made that happen. Those are the teams the Jets will truly be challenging: the 2016 Rams, the 1992 Seahawks, and the 2002 Texans.

This article is free, not ESPN Insider, so please enjoy.

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24 Aug 2017, 02:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Sports Info Solutions Seeks R&D Analyst

Hey, folks. Our charting partners at Sports Info Solutions (SIS) are looking for candidates to fill a full-time position in their Research & Development Department. Click here for the details from SIS and a link to apply for the job.

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23 Aug 2017, 01:06pm by Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz on The Football Analytics Show

It's another podcast appearance to promote the new Football Outsiders Almanac 2017! Here I talk to Dr. Ed Feng on his Football Analytics podcast. A lot of discussion here of how I got FO started, why passing is more important than rushing, and the teams we have higher and lower than conventional wisdom in 2017. (Wade Phillips plays a major role in both.)

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16 Aug 2017, 08:01pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Football Outsiders T-Shirts!

We've had a number of requests to bring back Football Outsiders t-shirts, and so we've got a brand new design from our friends at Cotton Bureau. Click this link and you can buy FO t-shirts in grey and black or a black FO hoodie. It's a LIMITED TIME sale, the shirts on are only available for a two-week period until August 30. In addition, we need at least a dozen people to buy t-shirts in order for any of them to be made. But we've gotten at least that many requests for shirts over the last couple years. If you're one of the person who's made one of those requests, check these shirts out!

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11 Aug 2017, 12:19pm by Aaron Schatz

Ezekiel Elliott Suspended Six Games

I'm not even sure where to start with this. I'm all for punishing domestic violence, but players with much stronger evidence against them (i.e. Josh Brown) got much shorter suspensions. Also, we're talking about an incident from before Elliott's rookie year. How on earth did the NFL investigation drag on for over a year? Why is this suspension being announced now? Of course, Elliott can now appeal...

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11 Aug 2017, 10:31am by Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz on Sports-Casters Podcast

Hey kids, more podcasts! I talk to the Sports-Casters podcast here about Football Outsiders Almanac 2017, Cam Newton's performance, whether the Bills can ever make the playoffs, and why FO has not gone to a subscription content model. Sorry for the poor audio quality, I had to do the interview from the car because my schedule's been a bit packed this week.

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