24 Jan 2007, 11:50am by Guest
Major League Baseball is close to selling DirecTV the exclusive rights to its Extra Innings package. If you aren't a baseball fan, that might not mean much to you. But as Maury Brown from Baseball Prospectus explains, football fans who want Sunday Ticket on cable just got some new allies.
142 comments, Last at 02 May 2007, 4:39pm by Travis
14 Dec 2006, 06:55pm by Guest
Once again, we give our game charters a chance to share their thoughts after watching every game of the season on tape. Read on for some scouting insights on Seattle, San Diego, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Dallas.
38 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2006, 1:45pm by zlionsfan
18 Nov 2006, 11:52pm by Guest
The Redskins traded up to get Jason Campbell in the first round of the 2005 draft; this week, they finally hand him the keys to the car. David Lewin uses this opportunity to revisit the college quarterback projection system he introduced in Pro Football Prospectus 2006. The system has been extremely accurate in 2006 -- just ask Philip Rivers -- and it predicts that Campbell will become a star.
48 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2006, 10:27pm by David Lewin
03 Nov 2006, 01:53pm by Guest
Everybody is talking about Chicago as Super Bowl favorites. Some people even talk about the Bears going 16-0. Is there anybody out there willing to stand astride the Chicago bandwagon, yelling "stop?" Guest columnist Douglas Walters volunteers, pointing out that the Bears are swimming upstream against the trends.
95 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2007, 8:55pm by footballprofessor
13 Oct 2006, 02:45pm by Guest
This week, we give Mike Tanier a well-deserved week off and turn Too Deep Zone over to our game charters. After watching every game of the season on tape, they have insights on a number of teams, among them Pittsburgh, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, and Buffalo.
83 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2006, 2:43pm by Wanker79
10 Aug 2006, 04:34pm by Guest
When you punt, you turn the ball over to the other team. So why isn't a punt considered a turnover? Starting from this idea, guest columnist Jason Scheib has developed a fascinating theory that teams might win more if they accepted a four-down mindset and never punted the ball. Come explore a dramatically counterintuitive strategy for winning football games.
187 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2009, 3:34pm by Nelson
07 Aug 2006, 01:38pm by Guest
The NFL preseason is pointless, right? Maybe not -- as long as you know where to look for meaning. Guest columnist Patrick Allison shows that a game in the preseason can help tell us what will happen if those two teams meet again during the regular season. (Note: This is the research Aaron referenced in last Sunday's New York Times.)
56 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2006, 5:45pm by Pat
26 Jul 2006, 12:35pm by Guest
In PFP 2005, we listed Ken Anderson with two of the top ten QB seasons since 1960. So why does he receive so little consideration for the Hall of Fame? David Lewin analyzes Steve McNair's HOF chances in the brand new Pro Football Prospectus 2006; here, he uses those same tools to compare Anderson and his 1970s contemporaries.
91 comments, Last at 01 Apr 2009, 11:46am by GJones
26 Jun 2006, 11:13am by Guest
When you think of fourth-quarter heroics in the NFL, you think of quarterbacks. John Elway willing his team to victory over and over. Tom Brady marching the Patriots down the field for two last-minute Super Bowl wins. Flutie Magic. Is there really a measurable difference between quarterbacks when it comes to leading fourth-quarter comebacks? Does the list of the best fourth-quarter quarterbacks actually match our memories? And why do we tend to blame coaches for losing late leads, and give them far less credit than the quarterbacks when it comes to comebacks? Jason McKinley investigates.
95 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2007, 4:33pm by Ray
03 Jun 2006, 11:01pm by Guest
Good times in the NFC South, as the Falcons get a first-round cornerback in the second round and the Saints get a first-pick player with the second pick. They also may have snagged the best undrafted free agent available. Meanwhile, Carolina makes an unexpected choice at running back, and Tampa Bay makes some unexpected choices on the offensive line. Sean McCormick has Best Player Available analysis and Darrel Michaud has the rest of the news from around the division in the latest edition of Four Downs.
61 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2006, 2:10am by Stephen Yang