Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Nov 2011

Week 11 N.F.L. Matchups

Flabby Hope Diamond.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 18 Nov 2011

13 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2011, 10:27pm by RickD

Comments

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by IsraelP (not verified) :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 9:23am

Jaguars bit is hysterical.

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by andrew :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 10:45am

Dr. Julius Strangepork is a legend. All these muppet movies and they've never returned to Pigs in Space...

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by TomKelso :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 12:19pm

Not sure you could top the sheer lunacy of the PiS/Star Wars crossover -- complete with Angus McGonigle, the Gargling Gargoyle!

Come to think of it, there's more than a passing resemblance between ol' Angus and Andy Reid, so maybe that's what happened...

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by LorenzoStDuBois (not verified) :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 11:47am

Tanier, you have truly outdone yourself this time. I'm only through the first three matchups and I know I'm reading an instant classic.

You are unparalleled.

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by Dean :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 4:12pm

I miss the good old days where even if we had nothing else to say we could still make snarky observations about the size of the Chargers logo.

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by almon (not verified) :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 4:45pm

Tanier, you prolly knew this:

The NY Times sells contents to Bloomberg, who then shows your story on their terminals under the football news category. These terminals cost US$20,000 per person per year.

I can picture a trader pretending to work, but pulls up your story instead, and spews oatmeal all over his screen.

P.S. If the Times is paying you by % of readership, Bloomberg has 300,000 users. You can claim each and every one as your reader

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by akn :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 8:27pm

If oatmeal were spewed all over the screen, I would imagine the terminal would be worth much less afterwards...

At least we can blame Tanier for all those bad trades. Occupy FO!

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by RickD :: Sat, 11/19/2011 - 10:27pm

If oatmeal were spewed all over the screen, wouldn't we have been saved from all those bad trades?

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by TomC :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 7:58pm

[Lovie Smith] currently has a team that was universally overlooked in the preseason in the thick of the wild-card race.

Were the Bears really universally overlooked? I'm too lazy to go and find all the experts' preseason predictions, but I would be surprised if the mainstream media could find enough stones to predict that the team who hosted the NFC championship game wasn't even going to contend for a wild card.

In other news, David Garrard has changed his name to "Julius Strangepork" to try and sneak onto the Jags' roster.

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by akn :: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 8:31pm

Preseason predictions for the Bears were quite poor because most did not believe they did enough to fortify the o-line and the WR corps. Combined with the loss of "Dear Leader" Olin Kreutz, very few gave them a chance.

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by LionInAZ (not verified) :: Sat, 11/19/2011 - 6:39pm

It could be argued that all of those things are still true about the Bears.

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by BJR :: Sat, 11/19/2011 - 4:37pm

Seeing as though the Browns/Jags game is pretty much pick 'em in Vegas, do you think they could just flip a coin and spare people the horror of witnessing it?

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by LionInAZ (not verified) :: Sat, 11/19/2011 - 6:40pm

He finally has receivers who keep their mouths shut.