Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

20 Dec 2006, 04:58pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Chuffed

Win your Championship Game and Grandma can finally get those new dentures to eat pizza with. This week's Scramble takes a detailed look at every game of Week 16 and how the game within the game could affect your fantasy team's shot of winning the big one. Plus, the role of Gil Thorp in this week's comic will be played by Marmaduke.

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137 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2006, 5:41pm by Sid

13 Dec 2006, 06:59pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Let's Get Ethical

Scramble's saying all the things we know you like, making good conversation. This week, we'll take you to an intimate discussion of fantasy football trading, then to a suggestive Best Bets section. If you've been patient and good, you'll get to see the worst Losers of the week, and yes, you've brought out the animal in Jason Beattie, who has a new comic. This metaphor makes extraordinary rendition look ordinary.

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127 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2006, 2:43am by Sid

07 Dec 2006, 12:15am by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball's Parity Spectacular

Overs? Unders? Good teams? Bad teams? It's all the same in the NFL. Rob Bironas can go from being a Loser League favorite to kicking 60-yard game-winning field goals, and Bill's betting record isn't happy. Ian revisits the Over/Under bets for this season, and that doesn't make Bill or Ian very happy. Jason Beattie draws a comic, and that doesn't make Matt Millen very happy.

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91 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2006, 9:46pm by Sid

29 Nov 2006, 07:26pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Dirty Money

This week's Scramble for the Ball is all about that dirty money. Ian looks back at the AFC predictions, Bill gasps in amazement at the Browns offense, and ... Catholic Match Girl takes a seat on the bench. Plus: Denver fans love Jay Cutler!

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126 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 6:43pm by Pat

22 Nov 2006, 02:30pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Block the Standing Still

Igor Olshansky was not having a ball on Sunday night when Marty Schottenheimer gave him the hairdryer treatment, but Bill says the anger was directed at the wrong person. Ian, meanwhile, directs his anger toward Ricky Proehl, Joe Theismann, and his own bets. Plus, a "classic" Jason Beattie comic!

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82 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2006, 8:03pm by Bill Barnwell

15 Nov 2006, 06:01pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Eli Doeslittle

There was a son once. It lit the whole damn sky. It kept everything alive. Nowhere, though, is there mentioned a second son who tries to light up everything but rises at random intervals and occasionally just doesn't show up at all. This week's Scramble takes a look at the second son, Eli Manning, and why he's the recipient of Football Outsiders criticism. Plus Best Bets, Not So Bad Bets, and Jason Beattie's latest comic!

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130 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2006, 1:40am by Stu

09 Nov 2006, 12:28am by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Great Expectorations

Bill and Ian can't get over last week's mysterious loogie, and they aren't talking about Mike Myers. The Stock Market returns, as Ian points out some under- and over-valued players to watch for in the coming weeks. Plus, Bill discusses the important issues of the day: Is Trent Green a day-walker? What does Heath Shuler do in his free time? Can Eli Manning fit inside a News of the World?

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59 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2006, 2:39pm by cjfarls

01 Nov 2006, 07:06pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Field Day for the Sundays

Guess who wasn't left limp on Monday morning? That's right -- Bill and Ian celebrate last week's 6-0 performance on Best Bets in this week's Scramble. Also, Ian wonders why teams embarass themselves on third and short, Bill pits trolls and skeletons against each other again, and Jason Beattie's latest prescient comic!

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124 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2006, 2:48pm by Sid

25 Oct 2006, 04:13pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Bizarro World

This week's Scramble looks at how the NFL world was turned on its head during Week 7. Among the important questions asked: Should Brian Westbrook have not scored? Will Matt Bryant win the FO Halloween Party? Can you be the worst player in Loser League and still hit a game-winning field goal? Plus, Jason Beattie's latest comic, all inside.

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107 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2006, 9:17am by Remembering

18 Oct 2006, 07:43pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Rotohead Nation

This week, Ian christens a new nation and Bill advocates the creation of a new slush fund while looking back at a wild Week 6. Plus, Catholic Match Girl and Neil Rackers make their triumphant return to the column, a new low for the 2006 Loser League, and a new cartoon from Jason Beattie.

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93 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2006, 3:43pm by Xian