Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Jan 2011

NYTimes: Saturday Wild Card Matchups

I never get tired of writing about the Jets, except almost immediately.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 06 Jan 2011

19 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2011, 12:56pm by KUines23


by Adam B. :: Thu, 01/06/2011 - 8:15pm

It's a sousaphone, a subset of tubas, and its player, Damon Bryson, also goes by the name of "Tuba Gooding Jr."

by bingo762 :: Thu, 01/06/2011 - 8:43pm

John Legend is not a member of The Roots.

by Trojancobbler (not verified) :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 1:20am

... and if you know that, then you presumably know that just a few months ago John Legend and The Roots joined each other in studio to collaborate on an album, entitled "Wake Up!"
Similar to how Santonio Holmes joined the Jets on field a few months ago, to produce a season called "this season."

by Special J :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 1:11pm

Right, and the first single from Holmes' and the Jets' collaboration, entitled "Do They Know It's The Playoffs?" will be released this Sunday, with all proceeds being donated to the Santonio Holmes Legal Defense Foundation.

by bingo762 :: Tue, 01/11/2011 - 8:47pm

So Holmes is playing on a 1 year contract?

by Kevin from Philly :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 2:58pm

So, Legend is a myth?

by Intropy (not verified) :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 1:46am

"Let's start with the question a lot of people were asking me on Twitter last night: Are the 2010 Seattle Seahawks the worst playoff team in NFL history? At least as far as DVOA is concerned, the answer turns out to be a surprising "no." The Seahawks were so good in their final win -- their third-highest DVOA of the year, 46% -- that they climb to -23.6% overall. That puts them ahead of the 2004 Rams, who had -26.5% DVOA."


"The mighty Bullets aside, the Seahawks are the worst team ever to reach the playoffs in an established league that doesn’t award postseason berths like participation trophies."


by Pass to Set Up ... :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 5:24am

Dupe comment

by Pass to Set Up ... :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 5:23am

Tanier never brings DVOA into NYTimes articles.

by coboney :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 2:07pm

Tanier may also think said last win is meaningless and that DVOA doesn't adjust enough for the putridness of the 2010 NFC West. And as a 49ers fan that really hurts to write. But... Ya. The 2010 NFC West is a joke.

by Steal Your Face (not verified) :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 5:32am

I never get tired of watching Rex Ryan explain the way football IS. I mean, wowzers folks, that guy is just the... can't... keep... eyes... open... too... much... lon... zzzzz

by Marco (not verified) :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 10:19am

your "family sedan" link leads to an image of a coupe...

by ArizonaCardinalsFan (not verified) :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 10:25am

Seattle has the best chance they will ever get to steal a playoff win -- rain/snow in the forecast, an opponent with dinged-up running backs that is used to playing in a dome, and Matt Hasselbeck playing to avoid what may be the last game of his career. Just throw in the lime-green socks and it's a lead-pipe lock.

by Sophandros :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 11:01am

...and the Saints are wearing their black pants.

From Twitter: @wwltvsports White jerseys, black pants this weekend. In other news, #Saints fan base preparing for apocalypse.

For those who don't hang out on Saints message boards, many of the posters believe that the color of the pants that the team wears dictates their success. FML

Sports talk radio and sports message boards are the killing fields of intellectual discourse.

by Jimbo Jones (not verified) :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 1:00pm

Just posted this to NYTimes as well - you said "Pierre Thomas is expected to play" but he's actually on IR and out for the post-season.

by Paul R :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 1:06pm

Tanier, you should know that I linked this NYT column to my facebook page and commented that you are my favorite sports columnist. But don't get cocky or anything.

by TomC :: Sat, 01/08/2011 - 4:14pm

I just saw Tanier in a jacuzzi with a bunch of strippers, waving a laptop open to your FB page.

by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/08/2011 - 5:36pm

Hah! Nice try, but everyone knows an iPad is much more jacuzzi friendly.

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