Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Mar 2014, 07:17am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Worst Mock Draft

Somehow the "ever" got dropped from the tagline, or else editorial did not thing it deserved it. By striving to create the worst possible mock draft, I get to discuss some free agent moves while shining a light on teams' strengths instead of weaknesses.

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6 comments, Last at 19 Mar 2014, 5:35pm by Mr Shush

14 Mar 2014, 09:38am by Mike Tanier

A Night at the Bum Phillips Opera

The gang at Monk Parrots have been working on this production for so long that I think I mentioned it in a Walkthrough. Bum Phillips: All American Opera is the labor of love of some intellectual folks of diverse tastes who wanted to tell a football story in a totally different way. Kindred spirits to the Football Outsiders gang, in many ways.

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3 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2014, 4:48pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano

10 Mar 2014, 06:45am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Bargain Bin

Film breakdowns and musings on Cortland Finnegan, Jason Avant, and others. My Patriots GM for a Day feature is also on Sports on Earth as of Monday, and it includes Cialis jokes.

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3 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2014, 2:52pm by Arkaein

03 Mar 2014, 09:00am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Unsung Star

Everything you wanted to know about Alterraun Verner but were afraid to ask. Don't forget that me, Rob Weintraub, Russ Lande and Dan Pompeii are playing GM for a Day for all 32 teams, right though the start of free agency. Rob's Bengals essay should be on Sports on Earth now. I will be doing Chiefs (draft order was screwed up by individual schedules) tomorrow!

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5 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2014, 4:43pm by nat

24 Feb 2014, 07:47am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: The Forty Awards

The second annual Forty Awards recognize advancements and achievements in the field of delivering an NFL Combine to NFL Combine-starved NFL Combine fans. Winners include Mike Pettine, Morgan Moses, Blake Bortles, Jason Garrett, and many more.

Don't forget to check out the Sports on Earth ongoing GM for a Day series while you are there.

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4 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2014, 12:00pm by Kevin from Philly

17 Feb 2014, 08:47am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: NFL Combine Q&A

A little Michael Sam, a little Incognito, a lot of Blake Bortles, and an effort to help you get through the next two weeks with your sanity in check.

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6 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2014, 11:15pm by dbostedo

14 Feb 2014, 08:55am by Mike Tanier

Sports on Earth Mock Draft

Dan Pompeii. Russ Lande. Mike Tanier. Keepin' it unreal. 'Nuff Said.

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23 comments, Last at 17 Feb 2014, 7:40pm by LionInAZ

10 Feb 2014, 08:16am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Ups and Downs

An offseason "risers and fallers" piece, in which teams with young cores and cash to spend (Eagles, Colts) get better and old teams in cap trouble fall (Saints, Steelers). Click around Sports on Earth for our GM for a Day series: Rob Weintraub has the latest installment, about the Buccaneers, but we are updating daily. Also: lots of Michael Sam coverage.

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3 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2014, 6:18pm by Sisyphus

31 Jan 2014, 08:36am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's Game Riffs: Super Bowl

But what if a snowstorm hits the stadium? And what if it is named Snowstorm Rypien?

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11 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2014, 8:25am by nat

30 Jan 2014, 12:37pm by Mike Tanier

Better Days Ahead

The NFL is certainly not perfect, and there are issues to address, but the current hyperbolic wave of criticism of the NFL is getting a bit ridiculous. The NFL can't solve social problems that no other institution has fully solved, and the NFL can't make football 100 percent safe any more than it could make skateboarding or baseball 100 percent safe. Roger Goodell can't go back in time and teach players of the 1970's about concussions any more than Bud Selig can go back to make sure Ryan Freel never gets a concussion.

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2 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2014, 3:31pm by serutan