Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Jun 2011

SITE NEWS: Welcome Our New Assistant Editors

Hey folks. It's been a while since we put up the job listing for our open Assistant Editor position, and the time has come to finally introduce our new staff members. Please welcome... Danny Tuccitto and Rivers McCown.

Danny is from Miami. You may know him as "Florida Danny," the resident stat guy for SB Nation's "Niners Nation" blog. He's got a Masters in Sport Psychology from University of Florida, and he's been submitting papers to various sports research conferences for a while now. Danny's responsibilities will include developing new stats, plus the fantasy sit-start article Bill Barnwell used to do for ESPN, the FO Premium 24-hour fantasy football answering service, and various other things to be determined later.

Rivers is from Houston, where he's spent the past few months as managing editor on the SB Nation Houston blog. He's also a long-time FO game charter, and he studied English at the University of Houston. His responsibilities will include taking over for David Gardner as layout guy and grammar police, plus lots of ESPN Magazine bits and ESPN.com MNF features.

Our new assistant editors officially start July 1. This now gives Football Outsiders three full-time employees, the most ever, ready to meet your football analysis needs!

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 23 Jun 2011

18 comments, Last at 06 Jul 2011, 2:31pm by Kevin from Philly

Comments

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by speedegg :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 1:41pm

Awesome!

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by krugerindustria... :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 3:51pm

now, what can you do about getting some football to cover?

You still have a week to get CFL prospectus to the printer.

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by grantmp (not verified) :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 3:56pm

Great news, congrats to Danny and Rivers.
Are these guys going to show up on twitter along with the rest of their FO_ brethern?

6
by Rivers McCown :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 4:30pm

@riversmccown

I don't think Danny has one. At least not yet.

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by Danny Tuccitto :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 7:19pm

Just joined the brotherhood. It's @FO_DTuccitto.

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by are-tee :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 4:06pm

Rivers McCown sounds like some kind of quarterback mutation.

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by Rivers McCown :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 4:19pm

It's true. I was a lab experiment gone wrong as scientists tried to create another mediocre quarterback to throw 80 passes for a bad Sun Belt NFL team.

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by are-tee :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 4:32pm

But the Rivers part would have been pretty good...

Good luck!

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by Marko :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 4:37pm

I just assumed that Brady Rodgers and Brees Manning didn't get the job because they wanted too much money. And Quinn Leinart was rejected because he had too many typos on his resume.

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by TimTheEnchanter (not verified) :: Sat, 06/25/2011 - 12:00pm

Does this mean we all get to call him Rivers McNown?

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by Raiderjoe :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 6:11pm

parents of Rivers McCown poitheads. Smoking a doobie only way to come up with tha t name for bsby.
Other guy name make hungry for Mexican roll up thign called taquito.

Congratulatuions to Mr. Tuccitto and Mr. McCown. Probably gerat fun to writie about football stuff for living.

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by Danny Tuccitto :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 7:11pm

Fringe benefit #1 of working for FO: Whetting Raiderjoe's appetite. By the way, like one variation of a taquito, those Cs in my name are soft. More like "tasito," which is Spanish for "small rate." Apropos for a stats writer, methinks.

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by srsbzns (not verified) :: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 11:09pm

I've been sitting here for five minutes trying to come up with a good Rivers Cuomo / Cade McNown joke.

Failing miserably.

"The Line Has Turned And Left Me Here (To Get Sacked)"?

"Don't Let Go (Unless The Ref Sees You)"

"Say It Ain't So (I'm Still The Starter)"

bah

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by Shattenjager :: Fri, 06/24/2011 - 1:26am

Cool! Someone else with a psychology degree!

Seriously, though, congratulations and welcome to both new members.

Congrats to Aaron as well--FO continues to grow!

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by bravehoptoad :: Fri, 06/24/2011 - 5:01pm

Congrats, Danny. The kind of work you've been doing over at ninersnation -- using FO stats, no less -- is exactly the kind of stuff that makes you a good fit here. You were one of the first I can recall making extensive use of FO stats while not being affiliated with FO. Crikey, how long ago was it I saw your first posts on NN?

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by J Danielle (not verified) :: Sun, 06/26/2011 - 12:06am

Love the site and I'm happy to see what the new blood will bring. I get a lot of inspiration from this site for my blog.

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by Stat Guy (not verified) :: Tue, 06/28/2011 - 9:29am

welcome aboard bitches!

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by Kevin from Philly :: Wed, 07/06/2011 - 2:31pm

Are the new guys considered "minions" or "henchmen"?