Author Archives: Alex

Predicting Week 2: The Models Return

With week 1 and its complete lack of information out of the way, we’re on to week 2.  There isn’t a lot of information about each team per se, but there’s some, and that means I can start running my … Continue reading

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InterSkeption: Sport Skeptic Skeptical about Skeptical Sports

Ben Morris at 538 (and formerly at Skeptical Sports) had an article yesterday looking at a few topics in the world of football.  I thought two of them could use a little work, so this is me complaining.  The first … Continue reading

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Baltimore – Pittsburgh and 29 Other Teams Worse Than the Lions

This is probably the easiest first week of the season I’ve had in a little while; I get my data from Yahoo and the past few years they’ve changed their website layout enough that I have to do a fair … Continue reading

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Wrapping up NFL Week 1: Guessing in the Dark

As I say every year, picking games in week 1 is tough.  Honestly, it’s tough all year, but particularly early in the season when you have no idea what all the roster changes are going to do and little data … Continue reading

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The NFL (and the blog) is back

Hey everyone!  After a busy summer, I have made my way back from the desert in time for the return of the NFL tomorrow night.  As usual, my first order of business is to blithely act like I can predict … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Prediction

By now you’ve had about all the Super Bowl coverage you can probably stand.  Some of what I read included Bill Simmons’ pick (as always), Bill Barnwell’s breakdown and prediction, and a summary of previous offense-defense Super Bowls.  So I’m … Continue reading

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NFL Conference Title Game Recaps

I thought both games this weekend were pretty entertaining.  The Broncos had a sizable lead for the second half, but the Patriots worked their way back to striking distance; if you hung around for the whole game, they were a … Continue reading

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