Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Feb 2007, 01:26am by Doug Farrar

NFL Prospects Head to Boot Camp

With the Scouting Combine fast approaching, approximately 320 college players are preparing for one whale of a job interview at the RCA Dome. Two of them, Mario Henderson and Gabe Hall, are getting ready at the Parisi Speed School in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and they're profiled in this New York Times article.

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18 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2007, 12:53pm by Johnny Zucchini

07 Feb 2007, 08:50pm by Bill Barnwell

Prince's Halftime Imagery Questioned

Oh come on.

NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello: " "We respect other opinions, but it takes quite a leap of the imagination to make a controversy of his performance...It's a guitar."

Would Greg Aiello lie to you? It was a guitar! Prince's penis is not three feet long and curled into the shape of his symbol. End of discussion.

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47 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2007, 6:35pm by DavidH

07 Feb 2007, 05:07pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Ticket Requests Pour in for London NFL Game

This is pretty amazing: "More than 500,000 tickets were requested by about 160,000 fans in the three days following Friday's official announcement, the NFL said Wednesday." And this doesn't include the allocation of tickets for Dolphins and Giants fans from the United States. Just grow the product, baby.

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44 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2007, 6:29am by EnglishBob

07 Feb 2007, 12:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Books Disagree on Super Bowl Prop

OK, here's a fun one. When Hunter Smith botched the hold on the first Colts XP try in Super Bowl XLI, did this count as a failed extra point? Technically, a botched extra point snap is listed in the statistics as a failed two-point attempt because no actual kick takes place. It turns out this has major implications for any sports book which offered a prop bet such as "will there be a missed extra point" and "will there be a two-point attempt."

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30 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 12:25am by VarlosZ

07 Feb 2007, 11:57am by P. Ryan Wilson

When the Word Isn't Quite Final

Maybe I'm naïve. Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that, despite a quick first step and the ability to make people miss, I was never recruited to play football. Either way, here's a glimpse into the world of big-time college recruiting. I guess I shouldn't be surprised by some of the stuff that goes on (I'm looking at you Mr. Vaas), but I am. (Free registration/bugmenot required.)

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6 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2007, 4:44pm by mmm... sacrilicious

07 Feb 2007, 01:39am by Aaron Schatz

Michael Turner Similarity Scores

What does Michael Turner's future hold? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to try to find out.

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07 Feb 2007, 12:22am by Bill Barnwell

ESPN Ombudsman: SB Coverage "Smart, Creative"

I think you misspelled redundant and repetitive, Mr. Solomon.

"...ESPN's coverage of the race issue was generally all-encompassing, smart and creative."

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35 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 1:13pm by zlionsfan

06 Feb 2007, 08:52pm by Michael David Smith

Thoughts on Vince Young's Future

The folks at Burnt Orange Nation asked me to explain my thoughts about Vince Young, why I think he'll be an elite NFL quarterback five years from now and why I don't think he's like Michael Vick. A brief Q&A ensued.

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33 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 5:14am by Peter Libero

06 Feb 2007, 03:27pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: The Tipping Point

This week Gregg Easterbrook writes that if you think football is important now, you haven't seen anything yet. TMQ also reminds us that "although the entire big-deal sports world evinced amazement that Indianapolis won the Super Bowl by using the running game," he told us as much in last week's column: "Indianapolis will feature the run against a Bears defense that has spent two weeks practicing for bombs away."

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102 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2007, 8:44pm by Peter Libero

05 Feb 2007, 03:12pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Huizenga Vows to Take Stand on Rookie Holdouts

Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga will not tolerate holdouts this spring: ''I'm telling you -- mark my words -- if that guy is not in camp on the first day, he will sit out for the year." Sounds good in theory, but what happens when a player's agent calls his bluff? (Free registration/bugmenot required)

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36 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2007, 12:39pm by DrewTS