2021 NFL season preview: Ranking all eight divisions


The best thing about the NFL is its devotion to parity. Since the league expanded to eight divisions in 2002, there have only been two seasons (2014 and ’19) in which a team did not go from worst to first. It’s those very dynamics that make the sport so attractive to fans who believe that all they need is a few good breaks for their favorite teams to rise to the top. Just ask the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who signed Tom Brady last offseason and won a Super Bowl after 12 years without a postseason appearance.

Transitive Property National Champ Poll - Oct 4, 2015


Showing the teams that have the longest transitive property "path" over #1 Ohio St. I figured if anyone would appreciate it, it would be this crowd.

I did a Reddit AMA


Pretty fun. Lots of LSU, lots of Bundesliga, some Frozen bashing ... good times.

ESPN's Alok Pattani on the CFB Playoff Selection Committee


I interviewed Alok Pattani to get his thoughts on ESPN's new college football statistics and his opinions on the first selection committee rankings.

"If we win, we'll Roll all night": A Study of Emergency Medical Calls in Tuscaloosa Alabama on the Weekends of Alabama Football Games 2006-2012

This study has explored the relationship between the University of Alabama football games and 911 calls in the City of Tuscaloosa, Alabama from 2006-2012. The main research objective was to use variables defined by the magnitude of the football game to explain the spatio-temporal patterns of 911 calls relative to the game weekends.

A Graph Theoretical Model for the Analysis of the Game of Football and a Discussion of Applications Thereof


This is a dissertation submitted by Patrick Taylor in 2009 for a mathematics PhD at the University of Alabama.

The Compu-Picks Roster / Recruiting Database


Compu-Picks Presents the CFB Recruiting Database - Merged with Roster Data (there are also 247 and ESPN only databases posted as well)

Are shameless plugs allowed?


I'll be frank - I'm seeking some real feedback on a site I'm developing (no worries, I'm not selling or advertising anything), and FSH seems like the top-of-my head most informed group who can help. This is mainly geared towards bringing together the best football drill videos into a one-stop resource. It's a little more elementary than the material usually posted here, but I'm going after younger coaches who are just looking for ideas to implement into their practice regimens. What are some solid resources for gathering high-quality football practice videos? YouTube obviously produces mixed results. If you were coach, what kind of value would you look for in something like this? There are tons of football drill sites, but none that I could tell who focus on the video aspect. I want to aggregate mainly - but also to provide unique value. Suggestions appreciated. 4th down calculator is officially live


Shameless plug: Put this together based on CFBstat's '05-'12 historic 4th down data (just in time for the last game of the season!). Input yards to go, spot, and (optionally) quarter/score, get attempts %, success rate, and overall win/loss rate. STATS YAALLLL. Any questions/comments/complaints/etc appreciated.