Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Nov 2004, 01:15pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: I Missed the Bus

Al and Vivek are back to talk about the relative greatness of Jerome Bettis and all of the quarterback changes we saw in Week 11. Plus, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, and the new and improved Keep Choppin' Wood Award. This is also the place for fantasy football questions and discussion.

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19 Nov 2004, 01:25pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Being Joe Gibbs

Al and Vivek talk about Washington's perplexing offensive strategy against Cincinnati last Sunday and once again revisit their playoff predictions. Plus, a Loser League Contest Update, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, and the greatest award in the world (not just a tribute), the Keep Choppin' Wood Award. This is also the home for fantasy football discussions.

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12 Nov 2004, 12:15pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: QB Controversy Week

Al and Vivek take a look at the quarterback controversies beginning to brew around the league and make one up of their own. Plus, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, suggestions for Part II of our Loser League Contest, and, the award that's been smooth since the days of Underoos, the Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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05 Nov 2004, 12:53pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Mid-Season Scramblies

Is only one award per column week not enough for Scramble for the Ball readers? Say no more, your prayers have been answered! Al and Vivek hand out some mid-season Scramblies, including the Ric Flair Award, the Rashaan Salaam Award, and the Derek Jeter Award. Plus, Best Bets, the Scramble Mailbag, and an update on the standings heading into the last week of the first half Loser League Contest. And, to double your pleasure, the Week 8 and mid-season versions of the world famous Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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29 Oct 2004, 11:23am by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: As Not Seen on TV

Al and Vivek talk about the NFL's television policies and wonder why anyone in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania would care about the Ravens. If you've always wanted to read the blackout policy to understand how messed up it is, this is your chance. Plus, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, Ron Dayne Sucks, and the critically acclaimed Keep Choppin' Wood award. This is also the official fantasy football discussion thread for Football Outsiders. Post your start/bench questions here.

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22 Oct 2004, 12:38pm by Al Bogdan

Scramble for the Ball: One Hand Clapping

Al's flying solo this week as Vivek is recovering from the Yankee collapse down in Florida. Today's column revisits favorite Scramble topics of the past, with a look at the current Super Bowl odds compared to Super Bowl odds back in February and a check of the remaining teams in the Scramble Survivor league. Plus Best Bets, a technical difficulties edition of the Scramble Mailbag, and the internationally renowned Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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15 Oct 2004, 11:48am by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Don't Call it a Comeback

What do former professional wrestler Ron Simmons, Mehmet Okur, and The View co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck have in common? Absolutely nothing, but they're all mentioned in this week's edition of Scramble for the Ball. Plus, a super-sized mailbag, Loser League Contest Update, Bets Bets and the award-winning Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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08 Oct 2004, 11:46am by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Drugs are Bad, Mmmkay

Al and Vivek celebrate "Running Backs Missing Playing Time Because of Drugs Week" with thoughts on Jamal Lewis' conviction, Ricky Williams' possible comeback attempt, and Siegfried & Roy. Plus, a Loser League Contest Update, the Scramble Mailbag and the one, the only, Keep Choppin' Wood Award. Also, because you demanded it, Scramble for the Ball is now the official Football Outsiders home for fantasy football discussion. Have any start/bench or waiver pickup questions? Post 'em here.

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01 Oct 2004, 12:01pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Off the Wagon

Vivek and Al are back to talk about the Jaguars and rethink their pre-season playoff predictions. Plus, as always, the Scramble mailbag, Best Bets, and the world famous Keep Choppin' Wood award.

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24 Sep 2004, 11:25am by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Ouch!

In Week 2, every single NFL player broke something. In fact, some of them broke two things. Or three things, counting Deion Sanders' ego. All these injuries get addressed in this week's Scramble for the Ball, along with some questions in the fantasy mailbag and the return of the Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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