Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Dec 2010

Week 14 N.F.L. Matchups

This week, I write some exam questions based on the 49ers quarterback change, and Matt Cassel's appendix appeals its suspension.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 10 Dec 2010

18 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2010, 2:09pm by Kevin from Philly


by Jimmy :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 1:33pm

The link doesn't work.

by RichC (not verified) :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 1:38pm

Neither does the link if you go to NYTimes.com and navigate to the blog section. I think they're just messed up over there.

by piratefreedom (not verified) :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 1:47pm

the 5th down blog stuff doesn't work from the times own sports page when i try from there as well

by JIPanick :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 2:03pm

Works for me.

by Warrener (not verified) :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 2:12pm

"Poor Skelton steps out" - favorite reference ever.

by mansteel (not verified) :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 2:21pm

Holy crap! As if I didn't love Mike to begin with, a reference to an obscure song from a (relatively) obscure band that just happens to be my favorite of all time! I think I'm gonna swoon.

by Mike Tanier :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 3:16pm

When life gives you Oranges and Lemons...

by TomC :: Sun, 12/12/2010 - 1:18am

It fits in there so nice that I didn't even catch it.

by TimTheEnchanter (not verified) :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 3:33pm

Loved this reference. It's woven in there perfectly.

by TimTheEnchanter (not verified) :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 3:43pm

Nice link on Skelton's name too. Didn't catch that at first.

I suppose you're using all the plays-on-words that you can since the chances of him ever being featured prominently in an NFL article again are pretty slim.

by wr (not verified) :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 2:20pm

Link is working now. Excellent as usual.

by RickD :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 5:30pm

I like the image of Roethlisberger as a flounder.

by Kevin from Philly :: Sun, 12/12/2010 - 2:09pm

Depends which way the eyes go. If they go the wrong way, Steelers lose on a fluke play.

by The Ninjalectual :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 5:42pm

One good reason to support an 18-game schedule: more Tanier matchup columns!

by Jerry :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 6:59pm

Isn't the proper (Ferguson) phrasing "And the other one is Tarvaris Jackson"?

by cajasky :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 7:10pm

Snow favors the Bills, jajaja
what a downfall from Fortuna iuvat audaces!!

by TheSlinger :: Fri, 12/10/2010 - 11:36pm

Your analysis of the Jags ticket sales is poor... they have two weeks until the deadline for the Redskins games and they are in much better shape now than they generally are two weeks before the deadline. In fact they had a similar number to sell for the Raiders game at the beginning of this week. Barring a disaster (ie. going 0-2 in the next two games in combination with a day-after-Christmas game) the Jags will have a blackout-free season.

by Anymouse (not verified) :: Sun, 12/12/2010 - 1:52pm

Matchup column win!