Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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!

» More...

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?

» More...

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!

» More...

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.

» More...

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.

» More...

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

12 Oct 2006, 12:34pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Conspiracy Theory

Are the Colts trying to lose? Can the Bears go 16-0? Will Tatum Bell finally stay the starter in Denver all year? Will running back prices in auction leagues finally drop after this year's "Big Three" meltdown? And how high can the point spreads against Oakland possibly climb? Plus: Andrew Walter has a posse.

» More...

101 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2006, 4:39am by Sid

04 Oct 2006, 05:43pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Line Up

Ian and Bill look at the importance of line play this season, give up on Jamal Lewis, warn everyone not to buy high on Laurence Maroney, and visit a super fun week in the Loser League, all in the latest Scramble. Plus, a new Jason Beattie cartoon.

» More...

125 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2006, 1:07pm by Adam B

28 Sep 2006, 01:01pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Playing the Market

As the fantasy football season begins to settle in, this week's Scramble takes a look at which teams and players are misvalued going into Week 4. Guess whether Ian thinks Greg Jennings is overvalued or undervalued? Plus, Best Bets and Scramble Mailbag.

» More...

103 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2006, 1:36pm by Bobbytheo

20 Sep 2006, 06:22pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Six Mississippi

Which was more of a mirage: the Eagles' loss or the Ravens' win? How wrong can Bill be this week? Has Ian decided whether his Ravens jersey should be home or away? In a world without missed extra points, who were the biggest losers of the week? And on what planet is Detroit giving up 6.5 points? Bill and Ian collide helmets and the ball goes unclaimed in this week's Scramble.

» More...

114 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2006, 12:58pm by Josh

13 Sep 2006, 11:59am by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Today We Will Run (Marginally) Faster

This week's Scramble is all about redemption: Bill about his miserable Week 1 breakout selections, Ian about his Best Bets, the Ravens, Michael Vick, and even Frisman Jackson. In fact, pretty much everyone except Jamie Foxx. And, well, Mike Nugent. But you knew that already.

» More...

126 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2006, 6:22pm by Ralph