30 Sep 2006, 01:20pm by Bill Barnwell
The Seahawks, today, waived former starting linebacker Isaiah Kacyvenski in order to promote running back Marquis Weeks off the practice squad. Kacyvenski, a Harvard graduate and special teams standout, would seem to fit in well on a certain team that used to collect these sort of guys like they were Pogs and has about twelve million dollars in cap room.
9 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2006, 12:06pm by Scott de B.
29 Sep 2006, 01:01pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole takes a look at which agents negotiated the best and worst deals for this year's first-round picks, but offers this disclaimer: "Readers should take this analysis with a grain of salt. Actually, an entire shaker would be helpful. Some agents are faced with greater obstacles than others, such as teams with rigid policies." NaCl-related issues aside, this is a pretty interesting read.
20 comments, Last at 02 Oct 2006, 1:38am by morganja
29 Sep 2006, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz
A new website called Sports Media Guide is going to be interviewing writers from all over the world of sports journalism, and they decided to interview me last week. Here it is for those who are curious to read my stream-of-consciousness ramblings about Football Outsiders. Honestly, I apparently forgot how to speak in complete sentences that day.
40 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2006, 7:33pm by The Mulgrew
29 Sep 2006, 11:31am by Doug Farrar
Clinton Portis' shoulder is feeling better, and that's good news for Redskins fans. But according to this Washington Post article (free registration/bugmenot required), Portis is retiring his wacky cast of midweek press conference characters ... and that's bad news for fun-loving football fans. Portis cites the fact that the team employee who helped pick out his outfits no longer works with the organization, and that his â€œinspiration has dried up.â€? Farewell, Coach Janky Spanky -- we loved your defense with the two extra Sean Taylors.
26 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2006, 4:51pm by The Ninjalectual
29 Sep 2006, 12:07am by Aaron Schatz
How often is a team forced to use an emergency quarterback? Aaron Schatz takes a look. (Click link to read more.)
28 Sep 2006, 05:57pm by P. Ryan Wilson
If nothing else, this should make it easier for our international FO readers to attend a real live NFL game. Let's just hope it's not the Raiders-Cardinals.
50 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 7:27pm by Andy
28 Sep 2006, 11:03am by P. Ryan Wilson
After "scolding another seventh-grader over what the notorious linebacker considered dirty play," former dirty player Bill Romanowski has been given the go-ahead by the recreation league director to continue coaching his son's team. And it's a good thing because what happens when one of those seventh-graders hauls off an punches someone in the face and breaks an eye socket? Who'll be there to give them a high-five?
12 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 6:23am by Megamanic
28 Sep 2006, 12:22am by Mike Tanier
Mike Tanier tries to figure out how to react to the news of Terrell Owens potential suicide attempt. (Click link to read more.)
27 Sep 2006, 05:05pm by Aaron Schatz
We forgot to link this great article from Sunday's New York Times Magazine, the story of Ole Miss tackle Michael Oher, adapted from Michael Lewis' new book Blind Side. I've got an advance copy of the book and plan on writing a review, either here at FO or for another publication or website. By the way, I also wrote the Keeping Score column in the NY Times this past Sunday, but I figured there was no reason to link it here -- FO readers are used to our shpiel about Edgerrin James and the Arizona offensive line by now. (Free registration required)
70 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 12:25am by Eric Tokerud
27 Sep 2006, 04:52pm by Aaron Schatz
We've spent so much time debating the future of the Saints in New Orleans that nobody has really noticed the problems they're having a few hundred miles down I-10. Jacksonville is market #42, the smallest in the league outside of Buffalo and Green Bay (and the Packers actually represent the larger Milwaukee market). Unable to sell all his tickets, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver is covering sections of seats with tarps to make the stadium look less empty and to hopefully raise prices by lowering supply. Is it possible for the Jaguars to become financially solvent?
100 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 12:24pm by Sam!