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The print version of FOA 2016 should be available sometime before August 8.
We'd love for you to purchase the book through Createspace, since we get a larger cut of the royalties when you purchase there. However, if you would prefer to purchase the book through Amazon, the book will be listed there too.
Unfortunately, for technical reasons, we are unable to offer any package deals that give readers a discount for purchasing both the printed version of FOA 2016 and any other FO products. In addition, we will not be offering package deals that combine A Good Walkthrough Spoiled: The Best of Mike Tanier at Football Outsiders with any other products.
For some reason, Createspace is very conservative on the expected arrival dates of books. We've found during the shipping process of past books that the "Priority" shipping arrives in 2-3 days, the "Standard" shipping comes in 5-6 days, and the "Economy" shipping comes in about a week.
The printed copy of the book is generally only available through the two outlets mentioned above. It may appear later in stores due to Createspace's "Expanded Distribution Channel," but we wouldn't count on it.
As noted above: for technical reasons, we are unable to offer any package deals which give readers a discount for purchasing both the printed version of FOA 2016 and any other FO products.
We will have a Kindle version of the book, but it may not be out for a week or two after the physical copy is released.
Also, the PDF apparently looks really great on the iPad. It is readable on the Kindle, but that's not optimal.
Also, A Good Walkthrough Spoiled: The Best of Mike Tanier at Football Outsiders is available on Kindle!
YES! Createspace allows us to put the book on sale through Amazon Europe, which means it will be available with domestic shipping charges in the U.K., Germany, and other countries.
As we explain on the 2016 KUBIAK store page, neither Excel 2008 for Mac nor OpenOffice is able to run the macros contained in KUBIAK to customize leagues. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it's an issue that's out of our control.
Unfortunately, .zip files are not accessible on iPad. You will need to open the file on another computer or device, then transfer to your iPad.
Once training camps start, KUBIAK is updated every day or two to reflect the latest injuries and depth charts. KUBIAK updates will be listed in a box on the right side of Football Outsiders, and also on the KUBIAK discussion board.
Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to produce a midseason update to KUBIAK after Week 3. Our other time commitments have just gotten larger and larger each year. Last year's update came out right as Week 4 games started, which wasn't very useful.
You will need to deposit at least $10 in your account at FanDuel.com. It needs to be a first-time deposit. Wait at least five minutes to come back to Football Outsiders so our servers can talk to each other. Then when you buy KUBIAK (or a KUBIAK package), enter the same e-mail you used at FanDuel.com in FO's coupon code space. Voila! $20 off.
Unfortunately, you need to create a new account at FanDuel.com to get the KUBIAK discount deal.
Yes! Last year's discount was with a different Daily Fantasy provider. Therefore, you CAN get the deal again as long as you have never had an account with FanDuel.com.
No, the discount will only appear for a purchase of KUBIAK, the KUBIAK/FOA 2016 package, or the MEGA PACKAGE.
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The regular-season record since 2010 is as follows:
PICKS VS. SPREAD:
So about the last three years... No, we don't know what happened to our previously very accurate picks. This may discourage you from buying FO Premium, but we're not the type of site to lie about our record. At least our best bets did well in 2015, with a 21-10-2 record in games where our projected line was more than 3 points different from the actual line. We do stand by our general performance going back six years, and the fact that picks against the spread are just a small part of what FO Premium offers.