Football Outsiders published its Aggressiveness Index results yesterday, and came back with a very weird result. Jim Caldwell went for a shitload of fourth downs. »
A lot of what we've pointed out to you this morning has implied that the only people frustrated by the repeatedly terrible calls in last night's Super Bowl were angry Seahawks fans. We want to make clear that's hardly the case. »
Some Web business news this morning: The crazy kids at Football Outsiders have signed a deal with Fox Sports to provide NFL content for their site. Editor-in-chief Aaron Schatz — who previously had been doing work for ESPN Page 2 — says Fox Sports will run original FO content Monday-Wednesday. Fox, as it tends to do,… »
Suggested questions for today's ESPN SportsNation chatters ...
• 11 a.m. NFL with Michael Smith: Wait, my bad, I thought you were Michael David Smith, from Football Outsiders. You know, the interesting one. You must get that a lot.
• Noon. NCAA FB with Joe Schad: Covering the Dolphins for the Orlando Sentinel, have… »
Every successful enterprise needs a villain, and as Football Outsiders becomes more and more popular — their book just arrived at Deadspin World Headquarters and is being devoured with much haste, even as we type — their glee at picking apart ESPN "Cold Pizza" wax automaton Skip Bayless becomes more and more… »
We were impressed to see the folks from on ESPN2's Cold Pizza this morning, as much as we can be impressed to see anyone on Cold Pizza. We still don't think Football Outsiders is ever going to quite hit the levels of Baseball Prospectus, if just because people who watch baseball are just bigger computer nerds than… »