Mike Tanier Joins Football Outsiders
“The best pure writer we’ve ever had at Football Outsiders” – Aaron Schatz, The Godfather of DVOA
“I feel like Batman ditching the “I work alone” routine and finally becoming an official member of the Justice League!” - Tanier
New York – June 8, 2021 - Football Outsiders, the authority on in-depth NFL and NCAA advanced statistics, announced today that Mike Tanier, a top respected national football journalist, has joined FO as Senior Analyst. The announcement was made today by Aaron Schatz, Creator and Editor-in-Chief of Football Outsiders, and the “Godfather of DVOA.”
Tanier has a long and storied career as a football journalist. He has been a contributor for Football Outsiders since 2005 in addition to writing for The New York Times, Pro Football Network, Bleacher Report, Sports on Earth, ESPN, and many others.
An educator and journalist, Tanier spent 17 years teaching and was Joe Flacco's senior year Calculus teacher at Audubon High School, in Haddon Twp., N.J.
AARON SCHATZ ON TANIER: “Mike Tanier is the best pure writer we've ever had at Football Outsiders: sharp, insightful, and hilarious. It means so much to me to have Mike finally writing for Football Outsiders full-time as we move forward with our goal of providing the best analytics content anywhere.”
MIKE TANIER: “Joining the Football Outsiders and EdjSports teams feels like a homecoming in some ways. It’s also a chance to do what I do best -- advance the NFL conversation through a mix of stats, jokes, and plain-old common sense -- at the place where I fit best: the smartest football outlet on the internet, and the one that put “analytics” on the football world’s radar. I feel like Batman ditching the ‘I work alone’ routine and finally becoming an official member of the Justice League! I can’t wait to bring the type of content I provided for the New York Times, Bleacher Report and other outlets back to the website that gave me my start.”
Tanier lives in Mount Ephrain, N.J., in what he describes as “about 10 Josh Allen bombs east of Lincoln Financial Field.” He is married for 27 years to his wife Karen, has two kids, C.J. and Michael, and a dog, Beemo, an “incorrigible” pitbull/Weimaraner mix.
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