10 Jul 2012
This is the PDF download version of the best annual guide to the NFL, Football Outsiders Almanac 2012. Plus, FOA has you covered for the upcoming college football campaign as well.
Over the past two seasons, Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 has correctly picked 17 of 24 NFL playoff teams, including San Francisco and Houston as division champions in 2011 and Kansas City and Chicago as division champions in 2010.
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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 seven seasons of NFL games far beyond what is available in the official play-by-play.
Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 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 1-124 to break down the strengths and weaknesses of each program.
Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 also introduces two new writers to the Football Outsiders family. Your FO favorites like Mike Tanier, Vince Verhei, Danny Tuccitto, and Rivers McCown are joined by the astute analysis of Andy Benoit (NY Times, NFLTOUCHDOWN.com) on the NFL and Matt Hinton (formerly Yahoo's "Dr. Saturday") on college football.
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:
If you wish to discuss Football Outsiders Almanac 2012, please visit the Football Outsiders Almanac discussion forum.
After you've purchased Football Outsiders Almanac 2012, 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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