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A Quick Comment on Brett Favre

Today was the first day of classes at Southern Utah University.  And this story on the Pittsburgh Pirates also appeared (a story that I wish to comment on in more detail tomorrow).   So today was a bit busy (between teaching classes and talking to reporters). But I wanted to offer …

Brian Burke on Fantasy Football

A few months ago, Brian Burke – of Advanced NFL Stats – wrote a guest column for the Wages of Wins Journal.  The following was not written for The Wages of Wins Journal.  And it isn’t even a complete column (you can read the complete column at Brian’s website).  Nevertheless, …

Facial Symmetry and the NFL Draft

Last September I published a short article in Play Magazine (from the New York Times) detailing how the physical attractiveness of a quarterback was related to his pay.  Research I conducted – with Jennifer VanGilder and Rob Simmons – suggested that the symmetry of a quarterback’s face (which is a …

Thoughts on the 2009 NFL Draft

For a fan of the Detroit Lions, the annual NFL draft is the highlight of the year (yes, it’s sad to be a Lions fan).  After a 0-16 season – which in the perverse world of American professional sports was rewarded with the number one pick in the draft – …

Culpepper Comes to the Motor City

Here are the quarterback and running back rankings for Week Nine. Table One: Quarterback Rankings for Week Nine Table Two: Running Back Rankings for Week Nine A couple of months ago the Lions were completing a spotless preseason and Daunte Culpepper was out of football.  Flash forward nine weeks and …

The Amazing Matt Ryan

Here are the quarterback and running back rankings for Week Eight. Table One: Quarterback Rankings for Week Eight Table Two: Running Back Rankings for Week Eight One of the big stories in the first half of the season is the play of Matt Ryan.  Ryan was selected with the third …

Week Two QB and RB Rankings

Just in time for the NFL on Sunday, here are the Wages of Wins performance rankings after two weeks of play: Table One: Quarterback Rankings for Week Two Table Two: Running Back Rankings for Week Two And here are a few story lines: Aaron Rodgers has outperformed Brett Favre so …