Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Oct 2005, 09:13pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Bruschi To Return To Practice Soon

Commence speculation. (Thanks to Rich C. for the pointer)

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31 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2005, 9:35am by Starshatterer

14 Oct 2005, 06:01pm by Michael David Smith

PFLAG Honors Paul Tagliabue

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has saluted NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his wife with its 2005 Stay Close award. Tagliabue, whose son, Drew, is gay, has supported the organization financially. New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, former NFL player Esera Tuaolo, and former high school football player Corey Johnson all attended the awards ceremony.

Hat tip: Deadspin

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6 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2005, 1:35pm by Troy

14 Oct 2005, 03:36pm by Aaron Schatz

Football's Hilbert Problems

By now you know the name Ben Alamar: he helped with some of the statistical formulas in PFP 2005 and is involved in PROTRADE. He's also the editor of a new scholarly journal from Berkeley Electronic Press, the Journal of Quantatative Analysis in Sports.

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15 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 2:48pm by Zac

14 Oct 2005, 12:50pm by Michael David Smith

Former Cowboy Dwayne Goodrich Jailed

Dwayne Goodrich, the Dallas Cowboys' top 2000 draft pick, will begin a 7.5-year prison sentence for crashing into and killing two people in 2003. Goodrich was driving more than 100 mph when he hit three people who had stopped to try to pull a man out of a burning vehicle. He was convicted in August 2003 and is just beginning his sentence now. Isn't justice supposed to be swift in this country?

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29 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2005, 8:34pm by Will Allen

14 Oct 2005, 02:18am by Aaron Schatz

What's Wrong with the Saints?

Everything, actually. Saints weblog "Marchin' In" (written by a FO reader) takes a look at the 52-3 loss to Green Bay and why the conventional wisdom about blame (100% Aaron Brooks, 0% Everyone Else) is a little off.

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14 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 6:10pm by Vince

13 Oct 2005, 06:26pm by Michael David Smith

Dr. Z: The Odds are Against You

Paul Zimmerman writes this week about why sportswriters have such a lousy record of picking games. Why are these experts unable to do any better than 50-50?

"Because they're not experts," says Zimmerman's source within the betting industry. "They're just people pretending to be experts. Sportswriters are notorious for not being able to pick games. We, and by we I mean the professional handicappers, are in a different universe out here." Interesting stuff.

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50 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2005, 11:48pm by Clod

13 Oct 2005, 05:59pm by Michael David Smith

Romo Cops to Cheap Shots, Roids

Plugging his new book, Bill Romanowski will appear on 60 Minutes after Sunday's games and acknowledge that he broke Dave Meggett's finger on purpose and took steroids. He says he regrets hurting Meggett, but he's still proud of the hit that broke Kerry Collins's jaw. He also says he suffered many concussions and has cognitive impairment as a result.

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21 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2005, 1:50am by Jim A

13 Oct 2005, 03:05pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Week 5: Ask Jerry Markbreit

OK, here's Jerry Markbreit's latest mailbag from Week 5. Unfortunately, no one asked him about umpire Doug Eddings pulling a "Don Denkinger" in Game 2 of the ALCS. (bugmenot/free registration required)

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9 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2005, 11:07pm by Matthew Furtek

13 Oct 2005, 02:05pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Week 5: On the Record

Add Rich Eisen's name to the list of people who now have a weekly column. I like Eisen, and I think "Total Access" is probably the best sportscast that doesn't involve video game-diagramed plays, commentators yelling at each other, or segments where hosts re-enact plays on green carpet made to look like a football field. But that's just me. (Thanks to reader Rich C. for the link.)

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7 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2005, 3:55pm by SJM

13 Oct 2005, 01:53pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Smart, Fast, Physical

It used to be the case that making fun of the Bengals went hand-in-hand with the start of the NFL season. Not any more. And part of the reason is that Marvin Lewis and his coaching staff have done a solid job of turning recent draft picks into starters. In the past two years, only the Titans (11) and Colts (11) have used more draft picks on defensive players than the Bengals (10), but neither team starts as many of those players as Cincinnati (4).

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3 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2005, 3:58pm by Walt