22 Jul 2011
This is the PDF download version of the best annual guide to the NFL, Football Outsiders Almanac 2011. Plus, FOA is now the best annual guide to college football as well!
(This is the book that used to be known as Pro Football Prospectus. The product being sold here is an electronic version. If you would like to buy a printed copy of the book for $21.95, you can buy it here.)
For the over 14 million people who play fantasy football every year; for the hardcore fan who wants information beyond sports page recaps; for everyone who bets on the NFL; and for the smart, casual enthusiast looking for entertainment and insight comes the essential preseason annual. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-like statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport.
The New York Times Magazine compared Aaron Schatz to Bill James, the legendary guru of baseball statistics. Schatz and his team at FootballOutsiders.com are revolutionizing our understanding of professional football with their own collection of advanced and revelatory statistics as well as the results of the Football Outsiders Game Charting Project, which has broken down the last five seasons of NFL games far beyond what is available in the official play-by-play.
Football Outsiders Almanac 2011 also includes college football coverage featuring the innovative stats of Bill Connelly and Brian Fremeau. There are stats and commentary on every team from the six BCS conferences, plus a baker's dozen of important independents and non-BCS programs. Like FO's NFL coverage, this college football analysis goes past just ranking the FBS teams 1-120 to break down the strengths and weaknesses of each program.
As an added bonus, this year's Football Outsiders Almanac will be different from all those magazines on the newsstand... because it will be fully updated with post-lockout moves and free agency.
If you've never bought Football Outsiders Almanac and want to know what it's all about, check out these two samples from this year's book:
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After you've purchased Football Outsiders Almanac 2011, if you want to skip around from chapter to chapter, make sure to click the "Bookmarks" menu in Adobe. You can click to the start of each chapter instead of having to page through the whole book.
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