The Football Outsiders readership speaks. Your views on everything from MVP to Coach of the Year, the most underrated and overrated players in the NFL, the best and worst announcing teams, and special awards like Keep Choppin Wood and Most Annoying Commercial of 2003.
Something a bit different. No numbers, no analysis, just the story of one Patriots fan and the obstacles thrown in his path when he wanted to watch one of the NFL's greatest games ever, the Snow Bowl, back in 2002.
Does changing coaches really help a team? Does making the Super Bowl as a coordinator lead to a head coaching role in the next season? Michael David Smith looks at a few issues regarding coaching changes.
Can you read the NFL tea leaves better than the men from ESPN and SI? Match the coach with the job, the free agent with the team, and Keyshawn with the people who will Throw Him The Damn Ball in our first Football Outsiders offseason contest. Remember, entries must be sent by email, not just posted in the discussion, by midnight Monday! Don't include the four teams that already named coaches...
Hey hey, it's our first interview with someone other than ourselves! Tom Curran talks about covering the league's top team for the Providence Journal-Bulletin. What's it like to try to get information from the secretive Bill Belichick? What should fans of coach-less teams know about Romeo Crenel and Charlie Weis? Who might the Pats face in the Super Bowl if they can get there? And what does the present -- and the future -- hold for football journalism and the Internet?
It's that favorite Late Show game: Know your cuts of meat, know your current events, know your playoff history. Six big ways to win big (in each conference)! Richie Wohlers tells you why Philadelphia will probably not face New England in this year's Super Bowl.
The Outsiders talk playoffs, complete with our playoff fantasy draft. Plus we talk about who's winning this weekend and who's winning it all. Did Mike Shanahan make a mistake sitting so many starters? Does LaDanian Tomlinson's pass/rush record mean anything? Does anyone care about Dallas-Carolina?
Here they are, the entries to our Homage to Peter King Contest! Like we did with TMQ, we've constructed an entire MMQB column paying tribute to Peter's obsessions like the Red Sox, Starbucks, and high school field hockey. Come enjoy this tribute to America's most latte-addicted football columnist.
With three more games going to overtime this weekend, more discussion of changing the NFL overtime rule is inevitable. Michael David Smith reaches back to high school math for an idea that improves overtime by letting both teams have a say in how the extra period starts. Plus, we needed another discussion thread for everyone that wanted to debate the overtime rules.
a.k.a. The Road to Disaster and Back. Geoff Larson of VikesGeek.com analyzes the problems of the Minnesota defense, which can be traced to poor drafting and free agent signings. And yea, did the people of Minnesota shudder when they heard the name "Dimitrius Underwood."