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Football Outsiders Almanac 2016

Author : Aaron Schatz
ISBN : 1536851175
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File Size : 63. 84 MB
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The most authoritative and innovative annual guide to both the NFL and college football is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of offseason personnel changes, over 500 KUBIAK fantasy football projections, and breakdowns of the top 50 college football teams for 2016. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac 2016 gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-like statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport. Groundbreaking team and player DVOA ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal which offenses and defenses are truly superior, and which players really help win games. Exclusive data from our partners at ESPN Stats & Info and Sports Info Solutions, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch or play best under pressure; which teams most often blitz or run specific offensive formations; and which defensive backs stop the other team's passing game, measured by pass coverage on every single play rather than just tackles. Detailed information on each team's performance in 2015 by offensive and defensive personnel package. Detailed individual stats for offensive linemen and defensive players. Extensive coverage of all 32 teams with week-by-week stats from the 2015 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes. Exclusive 2016 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2016 draft. 2016 fantasy football projections for more than 500 skill position players based on the KUBIAK forecasting system. Breakdowns on the top 50 college football teams and full win-loss projections for all 128 Division I-A (FBS) teams. "A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, The "Football Outsiders has now built a system that has some serious traction behind it. I personally find it fascinating." -- John Schneider, General Manager, Seattle Seahawks "Exhausting, enlightening, surprising in many cases, and an absolute must-read if you like the NFL. -- Peter King, "It's important for you, the working football fan, to know more about football than other football fans. The Football Outsiders Almanac will give you all the background knowledge you need to make your football-watching companions feel uninformed and inadequate." -- Drew Magary, "Football is a nearly impossible game for even its most devout practitioners to understand. Football Outsiders is the best way I know to make it make sense." -- Will Leitch, New York Magazine/

Legends Of The Jungle

Author : Mark Powell
ISBN : 9781532019913
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Boomer Esiason still holds the Cincinnati Bengals’ record for most passing yards in a game and is tied for the most 300-yard passing games. Jim Breech is the team’s all-time leading scorer in points and remains a beloved figure more than twenty years after his retirement. Cris Collinsworth led the team in receptions and receiving yards several times in the 1980s—and topped the team in receiving touchdowns three times. But these great players and many others aren’t in the Bengals’ Hall of Fame, and it’s for a simple reason: It does not exist. That needs to change, according to die-hard fan Mark Powell. By creating its own Hall of Fame or Ring of Honor, the team would be paying tribute to its great players and personalities. But it would need to determine who is eligible and who should be honored first. Get a detailed look at one of the NFL’s most interesting franchises, discover its rich history, and decide for yourself who deserves to be among the Legends of the Jungle.

2015 College Football Coaches Almanac And Preview

Author : Darrin Donnelly
ISBN : 0692466622
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"The 2015 College Football Coaches Almanac and Preview is the most comprehensive book that I have ever seen about the world of college football. It's not going to leave my desk." - Jack Arute, host of College Football Playbook on SiriusXM "The College Football Coaches Almanac and Preview is fantastic. It's a must-have book for everyone associated with college football. It should be in the backpack of every media member who covers the sport." - Dennis Dodd, senior college football writer for In college football, it's the coaches who make or break a program and this 432-page book gives you everything you need to know about every major college football coach in America. The 2015 College Football Coaches Almanac and Preview is the most comprehensive resource ever created on college football coaches and it's the MUST-HAVE preview of the 2015 college football season. In this book, you'll get: The Xs and Os - A breakdown of the offensive and defensive systems run by every major college program, an analysis of whether they have the right personnel to run it, and an update on any schematic or philosophical changes being made as we head into 2015. The Stories Behind the Coaches - Full bios on every major college football program's head coach. Where they came from, who their mentors were, how they worked their way up the coaching ranks, and the ties they have to other coaches, schools, and communities. Coach Rankings - Nick Saban or Urban Meyer? Mark Richt or Les Miles? Jim Harbaugh or Mark Dantonio? Bob Stoops or Art Briles? Brian Kelly or Jimbo Fisher? Rankings for all 128 FBS coaches. Who are the most valuable coaches in college football? 2015 Previews and Predictions - The College Football Coaches Almanac's preseason Top 25 and predicted standings for every FBS conference are based on coaching trends and returning personnel. You'll also get previews of every single game for all 65 Power Five teams. Historical Records - Season-by-season coaching records, awards, and accomplishments for all 128 FBS head coaches. Contract Updates - Current salaries and job security grades for all 128 FBS coaches. Rumors - The latest rumors about every major coach's job status and/or his interest in other coaching jobs. Inside the Staff - The key staff changes being made by the major college football programs and how they will impact the team in 2015 and beyond. Also, who are the fastest-rising assistant coaches to keep an eye on? Recruiting - The latest on recruiting wars between coaches and a look at which assistants are emerging as top recruiters. Get all this and much, MUCH more in the jam-packed 432-page 2015 College Football Coaches Almanac and Preview.

Nfl Draft 2016 Preview

Author : Nolan Nawrocki
ISBN : 9780879466435
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 20. 47 MB
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Written by longtime Pro Football Weekly lead draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki, NFL Draft 2016 Preview is the most reliable and comprehensive guide to the NFL draft. Nawrocki produced the draft guide under the Pro Football Weekly brand for more than a decade, and the annual publication came to be regarded as the "Bible of the draft" by pro personnel, agents, and fans. This draft preview provides the detailed scouting reports, rankings, and position-by-position analysis that readers have come to rely on. Featuring detailed evaluations of more than 300 prospects, this 2016 edition includes fresh "buzz" from the NFL's scouting trails, Nawrocki's rankings of the top prospects at each position, and the latest combine measurables on each prospect.

Sports Data Mining

Author : Robert P. Schumaker
ISBN : 1441967303
Genre : Computers
File Size : 36. 19 MB
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Data mining is the process of extracting hidden patterns from data, and it’s commonly used in business, bioinformatics, counter-terrorism, and, increasingly, in professional sports. First popularized in Michael Lewis’ best-selling Moneyball: The Art of Winning An Unfair Game, it is has become an intrinsic part of all professional sports the world over, from baseball to cricket to soccer. While an industry has developed based on statistical analysis services for any given sport, or even for betting behavior analysis on these sports, no research-level book has considered the subject in any detail until now. Sports Data Mining brings together in one place the state of the art as it concerns an international array of sports: baseball, football, basketball, soccer, greyhound racing are all covered, and the authors (including Hsinchun Chen, one of the most esteemed and well-known experts in data mining in the world) present the latest research, developments, software available, and applications for each sport. They even examine the hidden patterns in gaming and wagering, along with the most common systems for wager analysis.

Warren Sharp S 2016 Football Preview

Author : Warren Sharp
ISBN : 1535038454
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Innovative and visually stunning. Often these are diametric opposites. The most innovative research is typically found in black and white text of medical journals or scientific white papers. The visually stunning material is usually thin and shallow, but does look good. Warren Sharp''s 150-page full color preview combines both innovative, next level thinking with a massive revolution in presentation and reader interface. This magazine breaks down the teams into their parts, so readers can understand elementally how they are built, how they function, and why they succeed or fail. Once established, it shifts into advanced metrics and analytics from the granular level of player efficiency and performance to how those players fit into their team (through roster construction, cap space & offseason player acquisition), 2016 schedule preview, forecast production, predictions and the most visually stunning presentation of information that a season preview magazine has ever attempted to include. PDF Version: Here you''ll also find sections on game theory, optimal play calling, roster formation, strategy and much more. Instead of "dinosaur" stats that so many use, such as ranking defenses by total yards allowed. In this publication, Warren uses many of his own, unique stats based on years of research. These custom analytics are predictive in nature, such as his proprietary EDSR metric, which is more correlated to victory than any statistic other than turnovers, but unlike turnovers, is also capable of being modeled predictively to forecast results. Warren shares weekly results from metrics like these, to better appreciate team performance in 2016, as well as full season rankings to compare these and many other metrics to other teams while factoring in prior strength of schedule. While in theory all of that information sounds great, without proper presentation, it is hard to digest. That is why Warren spent the same amount of focus on presentation. In particular, this magazine is focused for "visual learners". The ability for the public to consume and "value" statistics is diminished by lack of context as well as the age in which we live. In the newspaper era (from a sports perspective) the only option was targeting "reading/writing learners". Statistics, box scores and standings displayed in columns in a table. Unfortunately, for most sites, that has not changed very much. Most every website and publication displays statistics in black and white table format. The problem is, in the modern video/app world, most people are becoming "visual learners". Inside, you will find: 2016 Season Predictions/Projections + Week by Week Projections Team Chapters + Player Profiles w Breakout Potential Fantasy/Vegas Odds Visualized Data Season and Weekly Strength of Schedule Play Tendencies, Optimal Play Calling + Coaching Tendencies New Analytics/Advanced Metrics Efficiency Analysis by Team Personnel Movement Impact Cap/Spending visualized over depth charts College Conference Projections Warren Sharp''s 2016 Football Preview also contains embedded audio, enabling you to follow along to more detailed analysis, explanations and insight delivered from Warren Sharp. There are studies that the daily fantasy crowd will find extremely valuable, including situational player production and delta points, both of which have never been done to this level before. There are Vegas odds and win totals. But Warren Sharp''s 2016 Football Preview is not simply a fantasy football preview nor is it a sports betting preview. It is so much deeper than both, but it will help the reader perform better in both venues. Simply put, this publication is absolutely the fastest way for anyone to get smart for the 2016 football season, featuring the best analytics & analysis delivered in an easy to absorb and retain manner.

Take Your Eye Off The Ball 2 0

Author : Pat Kirwan
ISBN : 9781633192942
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 35. 72 MB
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Renowned NFL analysts' tips to make football more accessible, colorful, and compelling than ever before More and more football fans are watching the NFL each week, but many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. What does the offense's formation tell you about the play that's about to be run? When a quarterback throws a pass toward the sideline and the wide receiver cuts inside, which player is to blame? Why does a defensive end look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the practice squad the next? These questions and more are addressed in Take Your Eye Off the Ball 2.0, a book that takes readers deep inside the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. This book provides clear and simple explanations to the intricacies and nuances that affect the outcomes of every NFL game. This updated edition contains recent innovations from the 2015 NFL season.


Author : Steve Young
ISBN : 9780544845770
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 82. 94 MB
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the most candid and compelling sports memoir since Andre Agassi’s riveting bestseller Open, former San Francisco 49er, Super Bowl champion, NFL MVP, and Hall of Famer Steve Young gives readers an unprecedented and stunning inside look at what it takes to become a super-elite professional quarterback. Steve Young produced some of the most memorable moments in NFL history. “The Run” – his electrifying 49-yard game-winning touchdown against Minnesota. “The Catch II” – his last-second touchdown strike to Terrell Owens to beat Green Bay in the playoffs. Then there was his record-setting, six touchdown passes in Super Bowl XXIX. But Young’s most impressive victories were personal ones that were won off the field when no one was watching. QB is a remarkably revealing memoir of an athletically gifted Mormon boy with a 4.0 GPA, a photographic memory, and a severe case of childhood separation anxiety. At the same time, Young was absolutely fearless – and unstoppable -- whenever he had a ball in his hands. As an eighth string quarterback at BYU, Young persevered through homesickness and a coach who said he’d never make it as a quarterback because he was a lefty who couldn’t throw. Determined to prove his coach wrong, Young became an All-American, finished second in the Heisman voting, and was the top draft choice coming out of college. After signing the largest contract in sports history, he was so overwhelmed by impossible expectations that he nearly walked away from football to become a lawyer. Instead, he ended up in San Francisco, pitted against Joe Montana in what became the greatest quarterback controversy in league history. Young’s quest – both in football and in life – was always more about grit than anything. His “get it done” mentality brought MVP awards and Super Bowl championships to San Francisco. As an author, he gives readers the sense of being inside his helmet while he runs through opponents both on and off the field.

Drive For Five

Author : Christopher Price
ISBN : 9781250167064
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 84. 69 MB
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Foreword by Patriots safety Devin McCourty Afterword by Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater A behind-the-scenes look at the legendary 2016 New England Patriots season from the rocky start to the superbowl finish by award-winning sportswriter Christopher Price. There are certain moments that simply transcend sports. They become larger than life and bigger than anyone ever thought possible, leaping off the field, the court, or the diamond and into the annals of not only history, but the very fabric of the American milieu. We all just witnessed such a moment on February 5th, 2017, when the New England Patriots battled back from the largest deficit in Super Bowl history to once again become world champions and secure Tom Brady’s legacy as the greatest quarterback of all time. Amid a season of controversy, turmoil, and the most tumultuous political climate of our lifetime, the Patriots won. In spite of becoming entangled in the national spotlight on several occasions, the Patriots won. And in spite of being faced with any number of circumstances that would sink almost every other franchise in the NFL, the Patriots won. The season began with the fallout around Deflategate and losing their MVP-caliber quarterback for the first four games of the season, but honestly, the Deflategate saga was just a small part of it all. This is the story of how the Patriots rallied together as a team to surpass their obstacles on and off the football field and how that led to a remarkable run to the title – and the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. Complete with player interviews, behind-the-scenes stories never told before, and content provided by Patriots players themselves, Drive for Five provides a unique level of insight and access to the story behind the legendary New England Patriots’ 2016 season.

The Bill James Handbook 2017

Author : Bill James
ISBN : 9780879466480
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 76. 84 MB
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Bill James and the Baseball Info Solutions team of analysts continue to pack in new content, including a fresh look at the continued rise and effectiveness of The Shift and a new breakdown of home runs and long flyouts. And, as always, the book forecasts fresh hitter and pitcher projections for those looking to get an early jump on the next season.

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