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06 Dec 2003, 02:20pm by admin

Guest Column: Cold Weather is Hot Issue in NFL Betting

In this week's Scramble for the Ball Best Bets, Al told you a bit about Anthony Brancato and his gambling statistics that show how warm-weather teams often fail to cover in cold weather December games. Anthony's been kind enough to expand upon that idea for us in this guest column. Fear this, o Dolphin and Ram fans.

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02 Dec 2003, 04:57am by admin

Week 13 TMQ Discussion Thread

Even though Gregg Easterbrook has left us for the greener pastures of NFL.com, we know that the discussion threads we provided during his short stay at our site were very popular. Therefore we're providing the unofficial official discussion thread of Tuesday Morning Quarterback each week. You also can use this space to discuss King Kaufman's interview with Gregg at Salon.com today. Plus, our first NFL cartoon!

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01 Dec 2003, 08:53am by admin

Monday Evening Quarterback: The Homage to Peter King Contest

Here they are, the entries to our Homage to Peter King Contest! Like we did with TMQ, we've constructed an entire MMQB column paying tribute to Peter's obsessions like the Red Sox, Starbucks, and high school field hockey. Come enjoy this tribute to America's most latte-addicted football columnist.

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25 Nov 2003, 12:31pm by admin

Inside the Outsiders: TMQ Departs

Yes, Gregg is leaving us for NFL.com, and we thank him for helping our site grow in the last month. His official announcement is here, as well as some comments about what's going on with our site, and pointers to a few of our features you may not be familiar with if you just joined us. This thread is also the place to discuss today's TMQ, since NFL.com doesn't have discussion threads.

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20 Nov 2003, 02:58pm by admin

Week 12 Scramble/Open Thread

This week, Ian and Al do not talk about the Giants and Bucs. OK, they do. But they also discuss the Colts, Pats, Raiders, Panthers, Rams, and Madden 2004. Comment here on this week's Scramble, or anything else related to this week's games, including your office pool and your fantasy start/bench decisions.

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17 Nov 2003, 03:30am by admin

Guest Column: Going for Two

One of the most debated decisions in football is when to go for a two-point conversion. But is it possible that coaches don't go for the two-pointer enough? That's the theory of Christopher Moses.

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13 Nov 2003, 12:46pm by admin

Guest Column: Minnesota's Defensive Woes

a.k.a. The Road to Disaster and Back. Geoff Larson of VikesGeek.com analyzes the problems of the Minnesota defense, which can be traced to poor drafting and free agent signings. And yea, did the people of Minnesota shudder when they heard the name "Dimitrius Underwood."

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30 Oct 2003, 01:21pm by admin

<strike>Tuesday</strike> Thursday Morning Quarterback: Flash Mob Rule

Have you been missing Gregg Easterbrook's Tuesday Morning Quarterback? Have no fear, the Football Outsiders readers are here with an entire TMQ column composed of entries to our Homage to TMQ Contest. There are even a few words from the man himself, and we announce the winners of two rare TMQ hats.

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20 Oct 2003, 04:28am by admin

Guest Column: QB Salaries, Reconsidered

Last week, FootballProject.com wrote that teams might be better off spending less money on their quarterbacks. After looking at a more comprehensive data sample, Richie Wohlers has his own thoughts.

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02 Oct 2003, 12:25pm by admin

Introducing Points Above Replacement

Since Football Outsiders launched, we've compared players to the league average on a play-by-play basis. But what about the value of a player like Ricky Williams who runs near league-average but with amazing durability? Borrowing from baseball analysts, we introduce a stat that combines quality with quantity - and as an added bonus, we've translated it into actual points. Plus, the first 2003 player rankings and directional rushing stats.

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