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2012 Football Quizzes And Quotes Daily Boxed calendar
2012 Football Quizzes And Quotes Daily Boxed calendar
by Perfect Timing - Avalanche
Edition: Calendar

1.0 out of 5 stars We did get a good laugh, January 31, 2012
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A group of coworkers and I have a running contest at work where we use page-a-day calendars. Last year we had a football calendar as one of them. About 60% of the questions were terrible and oddly involved 2008 (not making this up-- Name the 2 shortest players on the Minnesota Vikings opening day 2008 roster? or What special teamer lead the 2008 Bills in kickoff tackles?). This year we ordered another one b/c it was cheap and there weren't a lot of other sports options. We got the calendar, started looking at the questions, only to find out they were the EXACT SAME QUESTIONS (and accompanying quotes) as the year before, though not in the same order. As if that wasn't bad enough, the sloppiness extends to having questions repeat DURING the 2012 calendar. We flipped through and found a question in December that was also in January. There is lazy (what they were the 1st time these questions were used) and then there is LAZY (rerunning the exact same 2008-centered questions again and again).

Pro Football Prospectus: 2003 EDITION
Pro Football Prospectus: 2003 EDITION
by Todd Greanier
Edition: Paperback
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2.0 out of 5 stars A big disappointment, December 2, 2003
I love books of this genre. The baseball prospectus books are a national treasure. I enjoyed Football by the Numbers and The Hidden Game of Football when they came out in the 80's. This book is so far behind where it should have been. Sure it's decent analysis but no better than you can get in any fantasy football magazine. I really could have done better with about a month of typing. There was NOTHING groundbreaking about it. Where the baseball guys make are innovating, this is more mindless pablum. The basketball one had some improvements over the Basketball abstracts and Hoopstats of the late 80's-early 90's, but this football left me flat. For example, to not even adjust the expected yards per carry by the 3 d's : Down, distance, and defense. How can you still publish 'analysis' comparing to league averages? How 1984 pre-PC/excel spreadsheets can you get? It's not terribly written, there's some entertainment to it, but no more analysis than you can get by dropping 4.95 on a Street and Smiths.

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5.0 out of 5 stars See them live, March 9, 2002
This review is from: Un-Fazed (Audio CD)
The album is great, but my words of advice are simply "see these guys live." Drive 2 hours if you need to, it is worth it.

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