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
So we are all getting pretty wrapped up in the NFL Preseason, who can blame us? It’s hold of #1 sport in America is not debatable. There are always new players and storylines every year concerning who will be good and bad and which teams stand a chance of going all the way. One story that is pretty darn consistent, however, is Tony Romo’s. Being the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys is a pretty stressful job. The fraternity of which is peppered with elite names and the franchise is one of the most successful in professional sports. Fans and analysts … Continue reading Tony Romo: Is He Really That Bad?
If you know me well at all, you know I was going to respond to this statement by Tiki: “The expectation was that he was never going to be Peyton. I remember having these conversations with people who watched Eli in college, saying, ‘He’s good, but he’s never going to be Peyton, he’s not Peyton.’ Guess what? I think he’s better than Peyton,” Barber said. “Because of clutch. What matters in sports? It’s winning and losing. You get to the stage and what do you do? Eli’s gotten there and he’s won.” First of all, I’ll get this off my … Continue reading My Response to Tiki Barber
One thing that I am starting to see more and more as each offseason comes and goes is the number of college coaches getting interviewed for the NFL. There seems to be no viable coaching candidates currently coordinating at the professional level. Of course, that cannot actually be true, but there is a lot more buzz about coaches from the collegiate ranks than any NFL coordinators. Why is that though? Typically, college coaches seem to have a far worse success rate than already-in-the-pros coaches. That stereotype is entirely understandable, too, as it is an entirely different game. Just this offseason, … Continue reading When Coaches Go Pro // It’s A Player’s World
Well, how about that National Championship game? I’ll move on to talking about the pros though, I’ve inundated you all enough with CFB for a while. I was looking at the next round of games for the NFL playoffs and was sort of surprised at how difficult the picks would be for the NFC. So I decided to write out my thoughts looking forward: NFC Divisional Round Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons This is the first of the two hard games to call. Both the Seahawks and the Falcon have looked great this year (the Seahawks didn’t start looking really good until … Continue reading NFL Playoff Predictions: The Better Late Than Never Edition