09 Sep 2004, 08:45pm by scramble
It's the debut for new Scramble co-author Vivek, as he and Al discuss Atlanta's odd obsession with Michael Vick's backup, ask how many assistant coaches it is possible for Joe Gibbs to hire, and pass judgment on the auction-drafted fantasy teams of the other Football Outsiders. Plus, the return of Best Bets.
26 Aug 2004, 02:02am by Al & Ian
Need fantasy football advice? Ian and Al to the rescue, as they present their annual Scramble Survivor Draft, drafting six teams apiece and giving their opinions on which players are set for good seasons, and which sleepers will just stay asleep. This year, we promise not to suggest you draft anyone who, for example, has retired. (cue bong hit sound fx)
19 Aug 2004, 12:41pm by Al & Aaron
Aaron and Al finish their rundown of this year's over-under lines, providing a preview of the eight best teams in the NFC. Can Vick bring the Falcons back to the playoffs? Is there a line-item in the Cowboys budget for "Depends"? Al has a surprising pick has best team in the NFC, and an even more surprising pick for a team headed to the basement. Aaron revisits Tampa's strange 2003. Plus, in a new Jason Beattie cartoon, ESPN finds a reporter who can cover the Quincy Carter story.
05 Aug 2004, 10:29am by Al & Aaron
Al and Aaron (sitting in for a busy Ian) debate the 2004 over-under lines and predict which teams are headed up and down this season. Why is New Orleans the least interesting team of 2004? Just how much can Aaron write about the Arizona Cardinals? What does Al have in common with the Minnesota front office? What is Aaron's beef with SportsCenter? Is Chicago? Is Not Chicago? Scramble for the Ball is in the room.
21 Jul 2004, 02:59am by Al & Aaron
Part II of our look at AFC over-under lines. This week, learn who might be the worst kicker of all time, why Oakland has a very bad dentist, and Al's pick for sleeper team and sleeper running back. Plus, who will win the most mediocre division in football, the AFC North? And a new cartoon from Jason Beattie shows that Drew Bledsoe has been hit in the head one too many times.
14 Jul 2004, 11:25am by Al & Aaron
Scramble is back! Al and Aaron (sitting in for a busy Ian) debate the 2004 over-under lines and predict which teams are headed up and down this season. Learn the horrible secret about Baltimore, the hidden advantage of the AFC East, and the reason why Hanukkah will be a cause for celebration in Denver this year. Plus a new cartoon from Jason Beattie.
05 Feb 2004, 03:16am by Al & Ian
In their last Scramble for the Ball of the season, Ian and Al look back on the Super Bowl and give the first Keep Choppin' Wood Super Bowl award. They also look forward with Best Bets on the early lines for the 2004 championship. Plus, New England vs. New Zealand!
29 Jan 2004, 03:13am by Al & Ian
Who will score most? Who will score first? Who will pass first? Who will win the coin toss? Ian and Al take a trip through the world of Super Bowl proposition bets.
22 Jan 2004, 02:11pm by Al & Ian
Ian and Al look backwards at the conference championships, addressing the horrid Eagles receiving corps as well as the problems of Saturday on Sunday. They also look forward to the offseason, giving their opinions on the future homes of top free agents. Plus, more discussion about the proper use of timeouts than Mike Martz can shake a stick at.
16 Jan 2004, 02:58pm by Al & Ian
It's your last opportunity for second guessing before we get to this week's games. Ian and Al take on Dick Vermeil as well as 4th-and-26, and the Scramble mailbag takes on the question of defenses tiring as the season goes on. Best Bets addresses the conference championships, with discussion of both the line and the over/under on each game.