Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

29 Sep 2006, 01:01pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Show Him the Money

Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole takes a look at which agents negotiated the best and worst deals for this year's first-round picks, but offers this disclaimer: "Readers should take this analysis with a grain of salt. Actually, an entire shaker would be helpful. Some agents are faced with greater obstacles than others, such as teams with rigid policies." NaCl-related issues aside, this is a pretty interesting read.

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20 comments, Last at 02 Oct 2006, 1:38am by morganja

29 Sep 2006, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz

Sports Media Guide Interview

A new website called Sports Media Guide is going to be interviewing writers from all over the world of sports journalism, and they decided to interview me last week. Here it is for those who are curious to read my stream-of-consciousness ramblings about Football Outsiders. Honestly, I apparently forgot how to speak in complete sentences that day.

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40 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2006, 7:33pm by The Mulgrew

29 Sep 2006, 11:31am by Doug Farrar

Portis Feeling Like Himself Again

Clinton Portis' shoulder is feeling better, and that's good news for Redskins fans. But according to this Washington Post article (free registration/bugmenot required), Portis is retiring his wacky cast of midweek press conference characters ... and that's bad news for fun-loving football fans. Portis cites the fact that the team employee who helped pick out his outfits no longer works with the organization, and that his “inspiration has dried up.� Farewell, Coach Janky Spanky -- we loved your defense with the two extra Sean Taylors.

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26 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2006, 4:51pm by The Ninjalectual

29 Sep 2006, 12:07am by Aaron Schatz

How often do teams use three quarterbacks?

How often is a team forced to use an emergency quarterback? Aaron Schatz takes a look. (Click link to read more.)

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28 Sep 2006, 05:57pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Owners to Discuss Games Outside of U.S.

If nothing else, this should make it easier for our international FO readers to attend a real live NFL game. Let's just hope it's not the Raiders-Cardinals.

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50 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 7:27pm by Andy

28 Sep 2006, 11:03am by P. Ryan Wilson

Romanowski Gets OK to Coach Son's Team

After "scolding another seventh-grader over what the notorious linebacker considered dirty play," former dirty player Bill Romanowski has been given the go-ahead by the recreation league director to continue coaching his son's team. And it's a good thing because what happens when one of those seventh-graders hauls off an punches someone in the face and breaks an eye socket? Who'll be there to give them a high-five?

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12 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 6:23am by Megamanic

28 Sep 2006, 12:22am by Mike Tanier

Funny Unusual

Mike Tanier tries to figure out how to react to the news of Terrell Owens potential suicide attempt. (Click link to read more.)

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27 Sep 2006, 05:05pm by Aaron Schatz

The Ballad of Big Mike

We forgot to link this great article from Sunday's New York Times Magazine, the story of Ole Miss tackle Michael Oher, adapted from Michael Lewis' new book Blind Side. I've got an advance copy of the book and plan on writing a review, either here at FO or for another publication or website. By the way, I also wrote the Keeping Score column in the NY Times this past Sunday, but I figured there was no reason to link it here -- FO readers are used to our shpiel about Edgerrin James and the Arizona offensive line by now. (Free registration required)

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70 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 12:25am by Eric Tokerud

27 Sep 2006, 04:52pm by Aaron Schatz

A Solution, or Merely a Cover?

We've spent so much time debating the future of the Saints in New Orleans that nobody has really noticed the problems they're having a few hundred miles down I-10. Jacksonville is market #42, the smallest in the league outside of Buffalo and Green Bay (and the Packers actually represent the larger Milwaukee market). Unable to sell all his tickets, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver is covering sections of seats with tarps to make the stadium look less empty and to hopefully raise prices by lowering supply. Is it possible for the Jaguars to become financially solvent?

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100 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 12:24pm by Sam!

27 Sep 2006, 12:51pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Dolphins Should Return to Plan A

I understand that Daunte Culpepper has been absolutely dreadful, but when Plan A consists of starting Joey Harrington, it might be back-to-the-drawing-board time. (free registration/bugmenot may be required)

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42 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 12:01am by Don M