Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.
30 Jul 2004
by Aaron Schatz
For no reason other than the fact that I'm in a bit of a goofy mood this morning, here is a look at some of the strangest search refers in the one year that we've run Football Outsiders. These are all searches that not only caused Football Outsiders to come up on a search engine, but actually caused people to visit our page.
Other than simply searches for "football outsiders" and similar phrases, the biggest subject driving traffic to Football Outsiders was our TMQ homage contest followed by the two weeks TMQ appeared on our site. Our TMQ connection is also responsible for the variety of phrases related to "great googly moogly" that bring people to our site.
After that, you may be surprised to hear, comes searches for Maggie Haskins and other contestants on ESPN's Dream Job, thanks to Patrick Laverty's series of articles reviewing the show during the period between the Super Bowl and the draft when there wasn't much football to write about. We also get a lot of searchers looking for information on that standard of junior high school literature, S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. And for some reason that I cannot figure out, we get a lot of visitors looking for information about Deanna Favre. Huh?