08 Oct 2006, 10:35pm by Mike Tanier
Mike Tanier examines whether or not picking the favorite in a huge point margin really such a bad idea. (Click link to read more.)
07 Oct 2006, 10:42pm by Aaron Schatz
For those who need to make the Eagles-Cowboys game more entertaining, Football Outsiders can help! (Click link to read more.)
06 Oct 2006, 10:55pm by Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz takes an early look at the NFL’s newest statistic. (Click link to read more.)
06 Oct 2006, 10:50pm by Aaron Schatz
Has 2006 been the year of the turnover? Aaron Schatz answers one reader's question. (Click link to read.)
06 Oct 2006, 03:51pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Let's see, since joining the Bengals in 2005, Chris Henry's been arrested four times. And last month, he puked out of a car window while one of his teammates was failing a sobriety test. (Although, to Henry's credit, he avoided getting cuffed and stuffed.) Yeah, I can't really say this is surprising.
22 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2006, 1:51pm by Lou in Cincy
06 Oct 2006, 11:20am by P. Ryan Wilson
Well this is weird. From the AP: "Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Corey Simon will miss the rest of the season after being placed on the non-football illness-injury list Thursday by the Indianapolis Colts."
82 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2006, 11:31am by Abarine
06 Oct 2006, 11:15am by P. Ryan Wilson
This should be fun. LaVar Arrington will face his former team Sunday when the Redskins play the Giants. Arrington has been a nonfactor so far this season, and his former team was never all that impressed with him either, apparently. According to the article, linebackers coach Dale Lindsey commented that "Arrington couldn't help the Giants prepare for the Redskins because he didn't know anything when he was with the Redskins." Cornerback Shawn Springs added that "Arrington didn't seem to know the Redskins' defense." Ouch. (bugmenot/free registration required)
17 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2006, 1:54pm by DrewTS
05 Oct 2006, 06:24pm by Aaron Schatz
Every so often I go looking through the referral logs, and visit some of the blogs that link to us. Here's one from reader Pacifist Viking (a name you might recognize from the discussion threads), and he looks at which teams might actually want Randy Moss when he inevitably gets traded out of Oakland in 2007. I really should do this more often; one of the original goals of Extra Points was to link to more local papers and blogs, rather than just lots of ESPN.com stuff.
32 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2006, 9:10am by Dion Johnson
05 Oct 2006, 02:43pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I know we've talked about our love affair with NFL Matchup before, but SI.com's Nunyo Demasio offers more praise for a show that is easily the best on television. As a side note, I think Demasio is one of the best sportswriters no one's heard of. Before joining SI.com he wrote for the Washington Post; I liked him then and my opinion hasn't changed since he went national.
10 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2006, 1:01pm by stan
05 Oct 2006, 01:53pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Dr. Z calls it his "yearly package of misery" and he's talking about the preliminary nomination list for the Hall of Fame Class of 2007. The funniest bit: "I'll give you a tip. Elvis Grbac, whose name appears on the list of first-time eligibles, will not make it. Guaranteed." Also, I wonder if revoking Art Shell's Hall of Fame membership will be on the agenda.
58 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2006, 1:35am by Ladder
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.