27 Jan 2005, 10:01am by P. Ryan Wilson
Is Peyton a choker because he can't win the big game? Doug Drinen (of Pro-Football-Reference.com, and this week writing some football-related content at Sabernomics ) doesn't think so and he's got the model to support it. I'll leave the stats to him, but here's the bottom line: the Colts' postseason record in the Manning era is exactly what one would expect. And just to stoke the flames in the Manning vs. Brady debate, here's how Drinen ended his post:
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26 Jan 2005, 04:42pm by Michael David Smith
Sports Illustrated asks NFL players what happens down there. Marco Rivera of the Packers: "I've had guys go for the privates." Enough said.
26 Jan 2005, 12:00pm by Aaron Schatz
A short article this week from our buddy William Krasker, but he talks about the play that everyone was talking about. Yes, Bill Cowher should have gone for the touchdown. Also, a look at Philadelphia's "grab the wind" timeout.
25 Jan 2005, 02:16pm by Aaron Schatz
Fire up the muskets, as the Boston Tea Party takes on the Liberty Bell in this year's Super Bowl. This week, says TMQ, Pittsburgh and Atlanta learned that the safe strategy isn't usually so safe. Plus advice for the Colts and the usual TMQ michigoss.
24 Jan 2005, 02:52pm by Aaron Schatz
The Snap Judgment crew, including yours truly, dissects the conference championships. What went wrong with Vick and Roethlisberger, and can anything confuse Tom Brady in the playoffs? Hidden in this column are my initial thoughts on the Super Bowl based on our Football Outsiders statistics, and a unique explanation for Big Ben's troubles from one of this site's (former) writers. I'm trying to name drop everyone from the FO staff before the season ends.
24 Jan 2005, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz
In today's MMQB, Peter King revisits the game between the Eagles and Patriots in 2003 and looks forward to the Super Bowl. Not too much new there, but that's nothing against King. With no surprise team, there's not much to talk about this year, and we've got two weeks to talk about not much. Two weeks of "Are the Patriots a Dynasty?" and "Will T.O. Play?" and its little cousin, "Will Seymour Play?"
23 Jan 2005, 11:07am by Aaron Schatz
Aaron needs money to buy a nice birthday present for his wife, Part II: Establishing the run, revisited. This is for the Boston Globe Ideas section, not the Sports section, so don't be surprised if it is a little basic.
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23 Jan 2005, 01:06am by Aaron Schatz
Aaron needs money to buy a nice birthday present for his wife, part I: Introducing the Pythagorean theorem for football to the world in the New York Times. (free registration required)
23 Jan 2005, 12:38am by Aaron Schatz
This is just getting stupid. Has there ever been an NFL player to tell a reporter, "You know, I really appreciate all the support... Honestly, you all respect us so much. You couldn't respect us any more. It's too much respect, really. Can you please respect us less?" The NFL is like a big respect black hole, in which all respect is sucked into a negative zone and therefore everyone feels disrespected.
20 Jan 2005, 06:43pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Hey, it's another top five list! This time Peter King takes a look at the top defensive minds in the NFL. Inexplicably, Nick Saban is ranked ahead of Dick LeBeau and Monte Kiffin, but otherwise it's hard to argue about one through four on the list.
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Bill Connelly again looks at which college football teams the F/+ ratings are sure about, and which teams remain a mystery (led by Appalachian State).