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Football Outsiders Almanac 2010: The Essential Guide to the 2010 NFL and College Football Seasons Paperback – July 21, 2010
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About the Author
Aaron Schatz is the creator of FootballOutsiders.com and the proprietary NFL statistics within Football Outsiders Almanac. The New York Times Magazine called him "the Bill James of football." He writes regularly for ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine, and he has done custom research for a number of NFL teams.
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I'm 3-0 in one league, 2-1 in two others, and have pretty stacked benches.
Aside from the fantasy usefulness, this book has really opened my eyes to a lot of other facets to the NFL game. Sundays are more interesting and I've learned a lot about the league in the process.
This has quickly become a book that I plan to purchase on an annual basis, and if you're a little more than a casual fan or a fantasy nerd (like me), you really shouldn't be without it.
One huge drawback for me in this edition was having the AFC North analyzed by a writer with an "inexplicable passion for the Cincinnati Bengals" as per the analyst's Bio provided by the Editor.
His snide references to the other three teams in the division and his petty comments of their players certainly detracts from the total enjoyment of the publication - at least for me. This type
of tackiness is consistent with the so-called 'shock' reporting rampant today, but totally unnecessary if you want the facts.
I would also like to see a table depicting team win projections for the coming season coupled with their opponent's strength
of schedule. For example, Baltimore 11.6 wins projected with the 11th toughest strength of schedule and Indianapolis 11.3 wins projected with the 26th toughest strength of schedule. This information is available for all teams - it just needs to be summarized into a table or graph.