Mike Tanier celebrates the 1981 and 1982 DVOA release with memories of John Riggins, William Andrews, Tony Franklin, APBA football, and barefooted kicking beside the railroad tracks.
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Our newly-unveiled 1981 and 1982 DVOA and DYAR results provide exciting new evidence for the Pro Football Hall of Fame case of Cincinnati Bengals great Ken Anderson.
Pete and Spags talk NFL news and then hop in the Superflex Puppy draft for this Monday edition of Splash Play.
The inaugural USFL playoffs saw the Philadelphia Stars and the Birmingham Stallions emerge victorious, setting up a showdown in next week's championship game.
Are the Birmingham Stallions and New Jersey Generals destined to have an opening-day rematch in the USFL Championship? Or can the New Orleans Breakers or Philadelphia Stars throw a kink into the narrative?
Our Metrics Explained
What is DVOA?
Defense-adjusted Value Over Average
Measures a team's efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent.
What is DYAR?
Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement
Compares the performance of each player, in terms of DVOA, to a replacement-level baseline rather than the league average for that position.
What is DAVE?
DVOA Adjusted for Volatility Early
Used early in the year with the goal of getting the best idea of how good a team will be over the entire season without jumping to conclusions based on one or two good or bad early games.
Spags does his Friday solo stream with a twist. Every pick he makes today doesn't coincide with his usual sentiments when it comes to fantasy football.
Go back 40 years with 1982 DVOA, to a weird season cut in half by a player strike. The Jets were great, the Chargers offense was great, and Washington won despite not being great.
The strike dominates our review of 1982 quotes, plus the Raiders move to L.A. and Washington wins its first Super Bowl.
Brandon Thorn joins the FO Offseason show with Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier to complete a tier list of every NFL pass rush defense.
With Underdog Fantasy announcing their superflex puppy draft, Chris and Pete hop discuss their top strategies for the best ball draft, and then put it into practice in a live draft.
The Buffalo Bills. The Denver Broncos. The Los Angeles Rams. The Minnesota Vikings. The Philadelphia Eagles. Which team tops our rankings and is declared the greatest heartbreak dynasty of all time?
Our penultimate Heartbreak Dynasty countdown sees the Raiders trying to Just Win, Baby; the Dolphins taking a trip to Woodstrock; and the Giants becoming the Greatest Losers who Ever Played.