Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Oct 2007, 05:45pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: Examining the Bar

Bill Barnwell polls friends and colleagues on what makes the ideal sports bar. Diagrams are included. Plus, wood is chopped, losers are shamed, and Gil Thorp meets a long-lost relative. Well, maybe.

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107 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2007, 6:10pm by Ben Stuplisberger

03 Oct 2007, 04:16pm by Doug Farrar

Scramble for the Ball: Meltdown!

The eruption from OSU head coach Mike Gundy has guest Scramble author Doug Farrar thinking about his favorite coaching rants of all-time. They're all here, from Herman Edwards to Jim Mora. Also here: Best Bets, the Loser League review, Jason Beattie's cartoon, and a Keep Choppin' Wood winner who is not named Winston Justice.

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35 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2007, 11:21am by Mr Shush

26 Sep 2007, 04:06pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: Best Week Ever

Was last week's offensive explosion the greatest week for fantasy football in the DVOA era? Bill looks at this, revisits the half that saved the Giants' season and cautions against watching Derek Anderson next week pretty much anywhere but in Germany. Meanwhile, Jason Beattie asks a celebrity panel what's wrong in the Superdome, and we welcome a new addition to the Scramble family.

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53 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2007, 9:19am by Dash

19 Sep 2007, 03:32pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: Pick Me Up

Bill takes a look at popular free agents in this week's Scramble, and attempts to determine whether they're suitable for your fantasy team's roster. Plus, the surprise Loser League MVPs through two weeks, the return of Keep Choppin' Wood, and Jason Beattie re-envisions "Face Off".

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54 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2007, 1:30pm by Matt

12 Sep 2007, 02:50pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: Stars Of Week 1

National Jump to Conclusions Week continues as Scramble analyzes Week 1 studs of the past and how they did after their big games. Our prediction: Raymont Harris makes his only Scramble appearance of the year. A new batch of Loser League stars hits the spotlight, and Jason Beattie shows that Gil Thorp is ... smarter than Eric Mangini. Probably.

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44 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2007, 3:48am by Sid

05 Sep 2007, 02:24pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: Mutations

We'll be honest: Scramble for the Ball gets pretty dorky this week. Mid-90's video games? Check. ABC TGIF opening? Check. The rules for a Yahoo league approximating PAR? Check. I think the only thing missing is ... oh, wait. D&D references? Check.

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33 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2007, 9:26pm by p.Red

29 Aug 2007, 11:05am by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: 2007 NFC Over-Unders

Welcome to the NFC, otherwise known as the "Well, someone has to win games in this division" conference. What would you set the Falcons' line at? Can Vegas borrow that? Plus, Travis Henry has a posse ... of babies.

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52 comments, Last at 06 Sep 2007, 2:09pm by Sid

22 Aug 2007, 05:48pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: 2007 AFC Over-Unders

The yearly tradition continues as Bill looks over the AFC teams and forecasts a gloomy year for some of last year's favorites. Actually, most all of them. Plus: Gil Thorp holds tryouts in Jason Beattie's latest comic. Guess which Steelers RB will be disappointed?

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75 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2007, 6:40pm by Easy Like Sunday Morning

15 Aug 2007, 08:54pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: Fantasy Mailbag 07

Like Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic, Bill Barnwell becomes the first pilot to fly solo on Scramble For The Ball! This week, Bill deals with unusual scoring systems, MJD vs. Cedric Benson, and how best to draft in a league where everyone else is dumber than you. Plus: Jason Beattie's first cartoon of the new season.

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24 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2007, 1:45pm by Vivek

09 Feb 2007, 04:32pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: The Final Bow

Our measly sum is only, oh, about 6,000 words. Scramble finishes off 2006 with our Free Agent Finale. Plus: Playoff Fantasy Draft results, the Prop Bet tallies, and, as always with Scramble, a goodbye.

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78 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2007, 2:20am by Bill Barnwell