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How the Trend Richardson Trade Affects 2014 NFL Pre-Draft Grades

Long ago, before Twitch started playing Pokémon, before the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, before Richard Sherman reminded us why it is a good thing baseball pitchers can throw at players’ heads, the Indianapolis Colts traded their 2014 first-round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for their 2012 first-round (and third overall) pick, running back Trent Richardson. It […]

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I Suck at Gambling- NFL Divisional Round, 2013-14

Last Week: 2-1-1. Regular Season: 53-49-3. My Entire Life: 55-50-4 Lines from Sportsbook.com; home team in CAPS. Saints (+7.5) over SEAHAWKS I have many theories for this one, mostly hinging on the idea that losing 34-7 is nearly the worst end of the spectrum for the Saints, and there could be some #regression. The Seahawks […]

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I Suck at Gambling- NFL Wildcard Round, 2013-14

Last Week: 8-8. My Entire Life: 53-49-3. Hallelujah, all rejoice, for the 2013-14 NFL Playoffs have arrived at last! A quick note: I will be writing another bonus post, featuring all of my thoughts, emotions, and spiritual beliefs about the 49rs-Packers game on Sunday (which I will be attending, thanks to the profound kindness of […]

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ESPM Presents: The Search for the Best (& Worst!) Contract in the NFL: Ss

At last it has arrived! The final position (excluding special teams) of my mid-season search for the best contract in football, a recurring Economics and Sports Management feature. It’s the last post (until the season is over), and it focuses on the last men to beat in the defensive backfield: safeties. As always, players’ on-field performance […]

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Sh*t Announcers Say- NFL Week 12, 2013

I love sports, and of course I love sports announcing. Though a San Francisco Giants fan1, I’ll definitely watch any west coast Dodger game just to enjoy the magnificence that is Vin Scully.2 And where would I be in the Olympics without Bob Costas guiding me along in the studio? I’ve never had quite as […]