| More Sports Board|| Must Read if You Are a Football Fan - Sophandros on 11/29/13 at 8:41 pm|
[link=(http://nfl.si.com/2013/11/29/thank-you-dr-z-yours-truly-everybody/)]Thank you, Dr Z[/link]
It was five years ago that Paul Zimmerman, aka, Dr. Z, was stricken by three consecutive strokes that left a great writer and analyst of the sport of football without the ability to write or speak.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Mike Tanier, an unbiased observer, on yesterday - Sophandros on 11/18/13 at 6:06 am|
[quote]The narrow 23-20 win over the 49ers was really a 30-14 win obscured by a dumb play on an interception return (Corey White fumbled a touchdown into a touchback), a muffed punt...and a few other miscues.[/quote]
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Let's talk about how we're going to get to Geno - Sophandros on 11/1/13 at 5:02 pm|
[quote]Smith has been sacked 28 times overall, but only five (17.9 percent) of them are short sacks. Another eight (28.6 percent) are normal sacks and a whopping 15 (53.6 percent) are long sacks. [/quote]
He holds ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Playoff Odds after Week 8 of the Season - Sophandros on 10/29/13 at 7:56 pm|
Saints: 11.2 Mean Wins
Odds by Seed:
14.3% 1 Seed
32.5% 2 Seed
20.1% 3 Seed
3.5% 4 Seed
6.3% 5 Seed
10.6% 6 Seed
70.4% Win Division
16.9% Wild Card
87.3% of making the playoffs in some form
| More Sports Board|| Greg Schiano says he needs "Schiano men" to succeed... - Sophandros on 10/25/13 at 12:40 pm|
Well, the Ultimate Schiano Man is Greg Schiano. What would happen if we had a team of Greg Schianos?
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| The Difference Maker - Sophandros on 10/9/13 at 12:22 pm|
Good read on Payton's return and its impact.
[quote]You want to know why the Saints went from 13-3 in 2011, to 7-9 in 2012, to 5-0 in 2013? In 2012 they had a banner. Before and after, they had a visionary.[/quote]...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Peter King on Cam Jordan - Sophandros on 9/24/13 at 4:58 am|
[quote]For two years, since they were selected 11th and 24th in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, combo-platter defensive ends J.J. Watt of Houston and Cameron Jordan of New Orleans had a large gulf between them. Watt was the r...
| More Sports Board|| It's official: The Bucs are the new Jets - Sophandros on 9/23/13 at 3:54 pm|
[link=(http://miketanier.sportsonearthblog.com/nfl-names-buccaneers-the-new-jets/)]Nice bit of satire[/link]
[quote]NEW YORK — In an official ceremony outside the NFL’s Park Avenue offices, commissioner Roger Goodell proclaimed the Buccaneers to be the new Jets.
“The NFL strives to b...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| From 13-3 and a play from the SB to "Second Rate" - Sophandros on 9/20/13 at 8:38 pm|
From the story about the Falcons' new stadium:
[quote]Vicky Johnson, a member of the church for more than 50 years, voted against it.
"It is appalling for the city to consider desecra...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| On Colston vs Fitz - Sophandros on 9/18/13 at 7:33 pm|
[quote]The Saints-Cardinals tilt this Sunday afternoon might not seem like a marquee game, but it features two of the league’s marquee wide receivers: Marques Colston and Larry Fitzgerald. A seventh-round pick out of Hofstr...
| More Sports Board|| On OK State and a slam on Whitlock - Sophandros on 9/16/13 at 12:05 pm|
Good, though long, read by Jeff Pearlman....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Film Study on the Falcons game good read - Sophandros on 9/11/13 at 11:07 am|
I'll leave this here...
[link=(http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2013/09/saints-falcons_film_study_2.html)]Be sure to read down to the analysis on each of Ingram's carries[/link]...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Second half defense: 153 yards allowed, with 77 on that last drive - Sophandros on 9/8/13 at 7:29 pm|
Falcons drives after halftime:
5 plays, 59 yards for a TD
3 plays, -6 yards, punt
3 plays, 1 yard, punt
5 plays, 22 yards, punt
10 plays, 77 yards, interception
Yes, that last drive amassed more yardage than all of their other 2nd half possessions combined. And that includes the 50 yard ru...
| More Sports Board|| 32 beers for 32 teams - Sophandros on 9/5/13 at 5:13 am|
[quote]Atlanta Falcons: Terrapin Hopsecutioner IPA[/quote]
[quote]New Orleans Saints: Abita Purple Haze[/quote]
[quote]New York Jets: Bud Lite Strawberry Lime-o-Rita[/quote]
[quote]Oakland Raiders: Anything in a 40-ounce bottle[/quote]
| More Sports Board|| FootballOutsiders PreSeason DVOA Rankings and predictions - Sophandros on 9/4/13 at 5:27 pm|
[link=(http://www.footballoutsiders.com/info/methods)]Explanation of DVOA[/link]
[quote]DVOA stands for Defense-adjusted Value Over Average and measures a team's performance on every play of the season compared to league average in the same situation, adjusted for opponent. I know a lot of people...
| More Sports Board|| OK, now that NFL rosters are down to 53, let's talk about dead money - Sophandros on 8/31/13 at 5:51 pm|
The basic premise is this: The more dead money you have, the less you have to spend under the cap in order to sign better players. You get dead money by signing players to bad contracts and having those players leave your team.
From the link:
[quote]Sure, there are exceptions and surprises alo...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| OK, so the Seahawks are cutting Michael Robinson... - Sophandros on 8/31/13 at 6:25 am|
Would he be an upgrade at fullback?...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Question for those who are down on our defense after the Houston game - Sophandros on 8/26/13 at 9:51 am|
If you think our defense has problems, what's your take on Houston's defense?
For example, Luke McCown had a 90 yard TD drive against their starters. A rookie burned both their starting corners.
Either the Texans have some serious problems on defense or maybe, just maybe, people read too much...
| More Sports Board|| Atlanta: Choke City USA? Or can the Braves and that other team turn it around? - Sophandros on 8/23/13 at 10:55 am|
[link=(http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/58002008/)]Good read mentioning some epic sports moments[/link]
IMO, we as a society place too much emphasis on championships and not enough on consistent winning. Championships in a sport where you have a playoff tournament, do involve a lot more luck ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Updated Roster Projection from CSC - Sophandros on 8/18/13 at 7:03 am|
I disagree with the QB position, as I think McCown is the backup and Griffin will go to the PS....
| Soccer Board|| Connecting the Premiership teams to North American teams - Sophandros on 8/15/13 at 6:13 am|
I agree with the comment that Arsenal are more like the Patriots than the Braves....
| More Sports Board|| The Myth of Competitive Balance - Sophandros on 8/11/13 at 7:23 pm|
[quote]The first thing owners do to convince others that there is a competitive balance issue is to focus on the number of teams winning championships. The Blue Ribbon Panel mentioned above began its report by declaring, "[from 1995-1999] no club fro...
| More Sports Board|| RIP, Art Donovan - Sophandros on 8/4/13 at 7:48 pm|
[quote]Art Donovan, a Hall of Fame defensive tackle who became known as much for his hilarious persona off the field as for his toughness on the field, has died at the age of 89.
| More Sports Board|| Statistical analysis of the bull shite that is SportsCenter - Sophandros on 7/26/13 at 1:47 pm|
[quote]To put in perspective just how fixed SportsCenter gets on the anointed, consider that Tim ...
| More Sports Board|| Great read on why paying college athletes would NOT be doomsday - Sophandros on 7/26/13 at 6:01 am|
[link=(http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/54644180/)]From Sports on Earth[/link]
From the end of the article:
[quote]For the sake of argument, however, suppose current cost structures remained fixed. Florida women's lacrosse can't function without a $15 million building. There is no way to r...
| More Sports Board|| "He's a winner..." so why didn't he do well in the NFL? - Sophandros on 7/24/13 at 7:36 am|
A thought for the morning, other than Cam Newton, who is only in his third year so you could argue that the jury is still out, what National Champion winning QB has had success on the NFL level?
Some might argue Vince Young, but where is he now?
By my reckoning, the last before Cam is Bernie ...
| More Sports Board|| Bud Selig, Brady Hoke, Jim Boeheim, and Chris Berman don't use email - Sophandros on 7/15/13 at 3:13 pm|
[link=(http://www.businessinsider.com/bud-selig-email-2013-7?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=emailshare)]Feel free to join the mid 90s, guys[/link]
So now I wonder whether Berman is aware that we are aware of "you're with me, leather"......
| More Sports Board|| Who is the most unjustly criticized or under appreciated athlete today? - Sophandros on 7/13/13 at 5:47 am|
No LeBron answers please.
This article inspired this thread:
[link=(http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000217055/article/tony-romo-haters-take-heed-dallas-cowboys-qb-is-underrated?campaign=Facebook_writers_harrison)]I have felt for a while that Romo gets bashed too much, and this guy articul...
| More Sports Board|| Two Broncos execs have been arrested for DUI this summer - Sophandros on 7/11/13 at 8:32 am|
[link=(http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/10/heckerts-bac-was-0-162-percent-nearly-seven-hours-after-the-arrest/)]Here's the latest info on how drunk they were[/link]
Elway has a couple thug POS in his front office....
| O-T Lounge|| Thug POS destroy concert venue(s) - Sophandros on 6/24/13 at 9:13 pm|