The playoffs are here and I am wondering who I am going to root for since this is only the third time the Colts haven’t made the playoffs since 1999 (humble boast, and also of course I’m rooting for the … Continue reading The NFL Playoffs and You..and Me Too…Mostly Me
Chip Kelly is currently in the middle of what will surely be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Down 38-7, I would suggest that Chip stop coaching the game and tell his agent to find some landing spots for … Continue reading Chip Needs to Mentally Prepare For the Inevitable
My buddy AJ made a hot take last night on the best teams who could see a coaching change this offseason. Potential NFL coaches, if you’re reading, take notice: Honorable Mention: Indianapolis I don’t think they fire Pagano but if they do this is a franchise that may become the 2010s version of the late 2000s Chargers. Fire somebody, but not Pagano. 5. Kansas City Manning and Rivers are on the way out of the division and there’s tons of talent on the roster. A new QB could give the offense a spark if the coach knows how to use … Continue reading Power Ranking Potential NFL Offseason Landing Spots
I saw a really interesting article on FiveThirtyEight.com about cluster analysis for quarterbacks based on QBR ratings. I found it so interesting I wanted to recreate it for fantasy. I looked at all the projected starting QBs for 2015 and their 2014 game scores (standard scoring) and tried to break them up into similar groups. I lumped them into tiers and created graphs to compare the distribution of their game scores. You can find them in the URLs that follow each heading. For clarification, each number on the x-axis shows the amount of scores below that number. However, “40” includes … Continue reading A Potentially Unnecessary Analysis of Fantasy Football Quarterbacks
Tom Brady, how dare you? Just when the Patriots were starting to look like an upstanding franchise, you pull this. Where you do get off, huh? And I’m not talking about the ball deflation. That’s pretty bland as far as … Continue reading How dare you, Tom Brady?
The history of sports is spattered with relocations and expansions, but we haven’t had a relocation since the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City in 2008 and we haven’t had a league expansion since 2004 with the Charlotte Bobcats. For the … Continue reading How the NFL Ends Up In London and LA
Let’s start with something incendiary so that I might be able to draw readers in: Ray Rice’s two-game suspension was appropriate, perhaps too harsh. Alright, now that enough of you are wondering why I believe that, I’ll explain a few things that led me to that conclusion. The NFL is not supposed to be the justice system. Sure, there have been some outrageous suspensions when players are involved in “stupid crimes.” But the NFL have made these special topics of interest to clean up the perception of the league, having written in harsher punishments into their agreements with the NFLPA. … Continue reading Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, and the NFL