Too Deep Zone: 5th-and-40

You have to cover a lot of ground when you drop into The Zone. This week, Mike Tanier tackles some third-and-forever situations, sets the record straight about the Steelers clock malfunction, reminisces about some major officiating blunders, and visits (figuratively) some Seattle strip clubs.

October 07, 2005, 10:24 am ET
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October 07, 2005, 10:24 am ET
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Too Deep Zone: The Quest for Perfect Picks

What good is a hard drive full of stats, a pile of preseason annuals, and weeks of research if you can't even pick division winners correctly? Mike Tanier searches for a system to out-pick the experts and learns a hard lesson about the folly of preseason prognostication in the first edition of his new weekly feature, the Too Deep Zone.

September 09, 2005, 12:06 pm ET
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September 09, 2005, 12:06 pm ET
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Life-Long Lessons in Losing

Mike Tanier goes deep inside the psyche of Philadelphia sports fans as they hope for a championship on Sunday but secretly prepare to have their winter ruined by the Eagles. Guaranteed to be the only column in Football Outsiders history with a Charles Shackleford reference.

February 01, 2005, 6:16 pm ET
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February 01, 2005, 6:16 pm ET
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