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  1. Just How Bad Have the Lions Been?

    Bill Barnwell

    It can't exactly be easy to root for the Detroit Lions. I have my own hang-ups surrounding that particular team, but last year was - relatively speaking, of course - pretty successful! For Detroit, 7-9 and a glimpse of li...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. We Went There: A Tale of Two Premier League Managers

    Bill Barnwell

    During a weekend when the Premier League might very well have been decided in a classic in Liverpool, I found myself in London. Oh well. I don't think I could have afforded tickets to the title-decider, anyway. What I got to see instead in the c...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. The Betting Season

    Bill Barnwell

    Those damn Detroit Lions. As I look back at my 2013 preseason bets, all I can think about is how the Lions snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Sure, the second-half collapse that resulted in the firing of head coach Jim Schwartz probably didn&#...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  4. The Rebuilding of Liverpool

    Bill Barnwell

    The long wait to win a Premier League championship might finally soon be over for Liverpool. After standing as English soccer's marquee club for generations - including winning a record 18 titles in the old First Division - Liverp...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  5. Updating the NFL Rulebook

    Bill Barnwell

    Nothing gets the NFL offseason fires stoked quite like voting on things! The league's 32 teams did just that this week at the owners meetings, discussing 22 different possible rule changes. Eight of those changes ended up being adopted in one fo...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  6. Teddy Bridgewater or Blake Bortles?

    Bill Barnwell

    Who would have thought you could learn so much about a quarterback by simply taking the defense off the field? Last week, top quarterback prospects Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles each went through their respective pro day workouts. It's har...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  7. Open Bargain Season

    Bill Barnwell

    If there were a particularly bold-yet-rational NFL team out there, it might very well be smart to use the first week of free agency as a mandatory vacation. The first day of free agency often produces a dizzying number of terrible contracts, and with...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  8. NFL Free Agency, Day 2: An Island Unto Himself

    Bill Barnwell

    After Tuesday's year-opening spending spree indiscriminately heaped barrels of cash on large, athletic men, Day 2 of free agency saw the league's franchises begin to target the best remaining players available and pick off the last star-cal...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  9. Free-Agent Frenzy

    Bill Barnwell

    Once Adam Schefter had reported that the Raiders were finalizing a move for Jets tackle Austin Howard early Wednesday morning, the NFL had reached a staggering new high: Its teams had handed out, by my count, more than $1 billion worth of contracts i...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  10. The 10 Teams That Should Dominate Free Agency

    Bill Barnwell

    After patiently awaiting some semblance of NFL happenings for six weeks while having to sit through interminable distractions like "the Winter Olympics" and "interacting with other human beings in the outside world," professional ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  11. The Money Pit

    Bill Barnwell

    While the football world has been transfixed by one of the more intriguing draft classes in recent memory, a crucial piece of news has flown under the radar: The NFL's hard salary cap is about to rise dramatically. If the reports are true &mdash...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  12. Bridging the Analytics Gap

    Bill Barnwell

    As the eighth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference approaches this weekend, I find myself thinking more and more about the next frontier for quantitative analysis. Authorship certainly isn't a problem, as there's no lack of metric c...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  13. The Curious Case of Jim Harbaugh

    Bill Barnwell

    On Friday afternoon, a relatively quiet NFL scouting combine was interrupted by a stunning story, as Pro Football Talk quoted multiple league sources in reporting that the 49ers and Browns had nearly completed a trade that would have sent 49ers head...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  14. Welcome to the NFL’s SATs

    Bill Barnwell

    The scouting combine is the most misunderstood event in football. Coverage of the combine has ballooned since 2004, when the NFL Network began offering live wall-to-wall analysis from Indianapolis. The growth of the web has allowed for increased cove...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  15. Bill Barnwell on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    The final four of football is set, so let's take a look at how we got there.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  16. Bill Barnwell on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    Everything you need to know (and more) about 49ers-Panthers and Chargers-Broncos.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014