31 Aug 2010, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz
This ESPN Insider piece adapts Bill James' old "Favorite Toy" method to look at the odds that one of today's players will eventually break Brett Favre's passing records. Favre's constant un-retirements have made it a lot less likely that Peyton Manning will eventually hold his records, but there's one Favre record that will probably go down. It's a record he doesn't hold yet, and the quarterback to pass it won't be Manning.
13 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2010, 9:46pm by DisplacedPackerFan
30 Aug 2010, 04:29pm by Bill Barnwell
ESPN will be running a series of back-and-forths over the next couple of weeks for free; we'll be the ones shouting on the side, "But what about..." for the Insider perspective. Today's feature is on the Raiders and their miserable record of player development over the past few seasons.
13 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2010, 6:06pm by Alaska Jack
27 Aug 2010, 02:55pm by Brian Fremeau
In the latest college article on ESPN Insider, Brian Fremeau explains how someone from the Big Ten's big four (Iowa, Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin) has a very good opportunity of running the table and making the BCS championship game.
2 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2010, 3:37am by cfn_ms
26 Aug 2010, 01:51pm by Bill Connelly
In our latest ESPN Insider piece, Bill Connelly takes a look at the stable of running backs in the Big East by using the Adj. POE (Points Over Expected) and Highlight Yards tools.
24 Aug 2010, 04:46pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey kids, more podcast! Here I am previewing the season with Bill Simmons. We discuss how much we should take from Arizona's preseason struggles, and which NFL coaches may or may not be wired correctly.
7 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2010, 4:11pm by tuluse
23 Aug 2010, 11:40am by Bill Connelly
Rarely has a player been so hyped for the pros while accomplishing so little at the collegiate level. In our most recent ESPN Insider feature, Bill Connelly takes a look at what level of success might be on the table for Jake Locker and the Washington Huskies this season.
13 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2010, 4:29pm by daddymag
20 Aug 2010, 12:54pm by Brian Fremeau
Boston College ranks 15th nationally in winning percentage since 2000, ahead of a least a dozen other high profile programs that are generally considered to be "better" than the Eagles. What's up with that? In our latest ESPN Insider feature, Brian Fremeau digs into the numbers and finds BC to be unmatched among AQ teams in terms of consistency. There is no safer bet than BC to win 8 or 9 games, but can they take the next step and win an ACC title?
17 Aug 2010, 12:30pm by Bill Barnwell
Our ESPN feature this week applies YAC+ to identify some sleepers and likely regressors in 2010.
7 comments, Last at 19 Aug 2010, 9:18am by dbostedo
13 Aug 2010, 04:54pm by Bill Connelly
Expanding the use of the POE measure we often use to evaluate running backs, here's a look at what Points Over Expected can tell us about how returning quarterbacks did in 2009. Case Keenum, Ryan Mallett, Kellen Moore, Andrew Luck and others make the list. Jake Locker? Terrelle Pryor? Christian Ponder? They did not rank as high.
9 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2010, 1:04am by loverboy
10 Aug 2010, 10:00am by Bill Barnwell
Our ESPN feature this week gives a very broad outline of the plus-minus research introduced in this year's book/on the website, and then uses it to project some outlying wideouts in fantasy football heading into 2010.
2 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2010, 8:50pm by Brooks