10 Feb 2014, 08:16am by Mike Tanier
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.
3 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2014, 6:18pm by Sisyphus
31 Jan 2014, 08:36am by Mike Tanier
But what if a snowstorm hits the stadium? And what if it is named Snowstorm Rypien?
11 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2014, 8:25am by nat
30 Jan 2014, 12:37pm by Mike Tanier
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.
2 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2014, 3:31pm by serutan
27 Jan 2014, 07:58am by Mike Tanier
How to turn the Super Bowl into the holiday it truly is. As usual, I am doing gags heading into the week so I don't burn out on other things, but stick around to the end for a piece what makes Russell Wilson unique enough to lead the Seahawks to the Super Bowl.
15 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2014, 11:22pm by young curmudgeon
20 Jan 2014, 08:53am by Mike Tanier
Before I watched the championship games, I watched scouts and general managers grab Senior Bowl prospects who were barely off the plane and sit them down for interviews. It's a reminder that everything we see in the playoffs is just a tip of the iceberg.
2 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2014, 10:28pm by The Hypno-Toad
16 Jan 2014, 08:05am by Mike Tanier
This is what happens when you write about the same quarterback matchup for your entire adult life, and also what happens when you write NFL previews while your second grader is studying for his Catholic sacraments.
There are links to some diagram articles. The Patriots and Seahawks diagrams are pretty basic, but the others have some detail.
75 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2014, 12:25pm by jebmak
13 Jan 2014, 07:52am by Mike Tanier
A look ahead at some of next week's matchups, powered by this here Football Outsiders Premium Database and my own feverish late-season imagination.
Click around the Sports on Earth site to find a familiar face: draft guru Russ Lande has joined the SoE team! His article on Shrine Game superstars of the past decade is just the kickoff to four months of intense draft double coverage by Russ and I.
2 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2014, 1:59pm by The Hypno-Toad
09 Jan 2014, 08:01am by Mike Tanier
Welcome to Chalk City, where I go all magic realist on Colts-Patriots and profile Steve Smith, Chronicler of Panthers History.
6 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2014, 6:27am by the K
06 Jan 2014, 08:03am by Mike Tanier
The Wild Card games get the "Instant Classic" treatment, and I go on and on about Andrew Luck's beard and Nick Foles' hair.
6 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2014, 12:50pm by Hurt Bones
03 Jan 2014, 09:23am by Mike Tanier
The Colts have used more players than any other NFL team, the 2013 Eagles look a lot like the 2012 Redskins, and the 49ers are over-relying on Anquan Boldin so they can snooker the Packers. All this AND Andy Dalton jokes.
7 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2014, 11:09am by Will Allen