The league's northern divisions pose a number of meaty questions, such as: "Is the Bears' offense due for a repeat performance?" "Why do the Lions have such pronounced splits?" and "Has Johnny Manziel made the Cleveland brass even crazier?"
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?