Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Sep 2004, 11:30am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Lost Weekend

When the only saving grace of your entire football weekend is some fantasy success in the Sunday night game, you've had a bad one. That was the case for Russell Levine, who attempts to explain the poor showings by his favorite college and pro teams. Also this week, reviews of the latest TV broadcast innovations and the Miami Hurricanes new uniforms. Stripes across the backside? What would the Queer Eye crew have to say?

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07 Sep 2004, 10:28am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Finally, Football

Russell looks back on bad coaching decisions of college football's first weekend and looks forward to the NFL season with some comments on why Sunday Ticket isn't on your cable system. Plus, Howard Schnellenberger is alive! (And still saying stupid things.)

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23 Aug 2004, 01:34pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: College Couch Potato Guide

Our resident college football expert delivers his guide to the must-see games of the season (as well as the can-miss games of the season). Now even the most NFL-centered, college-clueless football fan (say, Aaron) will know which games are worth watching on Saturdays.

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16 Aug 2004, 02:34am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Ask the Magic 8-Ball, Part II

Russell Levine concludes his trip through the NCAA pre-season top 25. Which coaches would benefit the most from jumping to the NFL next season? Can Kansas State actually produce a Heisman winner? Can Auburn ride a Cadillac to an SEC title? Most importantly, can we get odds on the number of weeks before columnists begin whining on Utah being left out of the BCS?

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09 Aug 2004, 12:08pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Ask the Magic 8-Ball, Part I

Football: It's Not Just for Sundays Anymore. With the help of that handy magic 8-ball, our resident college football expert asks some important questions about the top 12 teams in the country. Like, did Patriots fans ever expect to read about Pete Carroll building a dynasty, except maybe in his kids' Pop Warner league?

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26 Jul 2004, 11:57am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Island of the Blue Dol-fans

Russell Levine on one of the NFL's most devoted -- and, as of this weekend, most emotionally devastated -- fanbases. Perhaps there is a light at the end of the tunnel which will allow the Dol-fans to eventually forgive Ricky Williams.

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14 Jun 2004, 11:43am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: BCS Traveshamockery

BCS officials solve the problem of four bowl games that don't necessarily produce a definitive champion by adding... a fifth bowl game that doesn't necessarily produce a definitive champion! Russell tackles the latest iteration of BCS silliness.

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02 Jun 2004, 01:16pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: A Few Good Gamblers

Should we really be surprised that a recent NCAA study found that 35 percent of male college athletes bet on college sports? How serious are the NFL and NCAA about discouraging gambling? Not very, says Russell Levine.

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18 Apr 2004, 07:11am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Irish Football Famine

Putting the racial implications aside, was Paul Hornung right about Notre Dame football? Does the university need to lower its admissions standards to return to pigskin prominance? Or could there be a different solution? Some thoughts from our resident college football commentator.

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15 Mar 2004, 01:15pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: When the Heart Rules the Mind

What do we want more, a winning team or a likable one? Russell Levine offers a requiem for John Lynch's career in Tampa, with lessons that are just as important for 31 other sets of NFL fans. Plus, as our resident Michigan grad, Russell has thoughts on Drew Henson.

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