22 Jun 2006, 11:27am by Aaron Schatz
Inspired by an old Bill James article, Doug Drinen ran a simulation of 10,000 seasons of football to see what would happen. Each year, the 32 teams were given different ratings that were supposed to designate their "true strength." (Somewhat like DVOA, but it's Doug's system, not mine.) Then Doug ran the season to see what would happen. How often does the best team win the Super Bowl? How often does a bad team make the playoffs?
76 comments, Last at 03 Jul 2006, 7:55am by Mr Shush
20 Jun 2006, 03:12pm by Aaron Schatz
Interesting study here by Craig Depken, an economist at the University of Texas at Arlington, who found that cities in Texas lose sales tax revenue whenever they host a professional football or basketball game -- but gain revenue from baseball or hockey games. The study also finds that smaller cities gain more revenue from hosting Division-IA and I-AA college football games than larger cities do.
80 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2006, 3:10pm by Trogdor
20 Jun 2006, 09:50am by P. Ryan Wilson
FOXSports.com's John Czarnecki answers 10 questions leading up to training camp.
36 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2006, 9:02am by Ilanin
19 Jun 2006, 12:00pm by Michael David Smith
Peter King says the Cincinnati Bengals did the best job of any team in the 2001 draft.
162 comments, Last at 27 Jun 2006, 10:45am by Oswlek
19 Jun 2006, 09:42am by P. Ryan Wilson
Santonio Holmes was arrested again last night, which puts him two up on Chris Henry at this stage of his career.
73 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2006, 5:53pm by SteelerBill
18 Jun 2006, 10:12am by Michael David Smith
Ricky Williams had an impressive CFL debut as his Toronto Argonauts beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27-17. With the Argos nursing a lead, Williams rushed for 72 fourth-quarter yards to milk the clock and seal the victory. Did anyone see the game? Was it on U.S. television? I would have watched if I had thought of it.
17 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2007, 4:17pm by CFL fan
16 Jun 2006, 12:43am by P. Ryan Wilson
Great story from ESPN's Michael Smith about Colts head coach Tony Dungy.
74 comments, Last at 19 Jun 2006, 12:02pm by Will Allen
15 Jun 2006, 12:44pm by Michael David Smith
OK, this is just getting ridiculous. Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry was charged Wednesday with providing alcohol to three underage females, his fourth arrest in the last seven months. As Deadspin noted, NFL players have such short careers; it's important to pack in as much as you can, while you can. If this weren't Henry's fourth arrest, the most interesting part of the story would be that one of the underage females Henry provided with alcohol accused him of rape, but after changing her story police charged her with a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report.
42 comments, Last at 19 Jun 2006, 9:26am by a regular here
14 Jun 2006, 03:46pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Dr. Z offers an interesting perspective on how quickly injured quarterbacks can go from heroes to liabilities. And there's even a poem!
31 comments, Last at 16 Jun 2006, 12:09pm by Mr Shush
14 Jun 2006, 01:34pm by P. Ryan Wilson
At this rate Chicago may not be able to field a team come September. CB Nathan Vasher is the latest Bear to skip out on OTAs because he's unhappy with his current rookie deal ... a deal that still has two years remaining.
39 comments, Last at 16 Jun 2006, 1:46am by Tom Kelso
Mike and Tom review the have-and-have-not western divisions, try to say nice things about the Raiders (again), and wonder how we arrived in a world where the St. Louis Rams are a measuring stick for anyone.