Blindsided: why the left tackle is overrated and other contrarian football thoughts

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c2008.
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This book will change the way you think about professional football--in much the same way that Bill James revolutionized the analysis of Major League Baseball. The research is impeccable. The approach is irreverent. You will be 'blindsided' by what you think you know about the NFL, but don't. Warning to fantasy football lovers: You won't be able to put this book down.—Sal Paolantonio, ESPN reporter and author of The Paolantonio Report: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players, Teams, Coaches, and Moments in NFL History

""KC Joyner's theories will completely revolutionize football, cure baldness, save the whales, and bring total peace and harmony to all nations. That's why you must read Blindsided!""—Gregg Easterbrook, ESPN's Tuesday Morning Quarterback

""Too much of football literature is just tedious hagiography, but Blindsided is a book for those of us who enjoy the complex game on the field and football conversation that goes past 'my team rules.' ""—Aaron Schatz, lead author and editor of Pro Football Prospectus

Pro football’s statistical iconoclast, K.C. Joyner, challenges conventional wisdom with fact-based and film-based responses in Blindsided: Why the Left Tackle is Overrated and Other Contrarian Football Thoughts. If you love sports statistics or find excitement in fantasy football, you will enjoy the detailed insights and carefully researched information in this book. Scrap the typical media hype and hoopla for the real, straight-from-the-fields-and-films scoop, including information on free agents, parity, NFL business practice, Hall of Fame standards, coaching practices, historical iconoclasm, and a thorough statistical review.

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table_of_contents What is the true value of the left tackle? -- How can I miss you if you won't go away? : why the end of the NFL dynasty is not here -- Is it like winning the lottery, or is it more like winning at a bingo hall? -- Does the creampuff diet work for NFL teams? -- Does it take an elite running back to win a Super Bowl? -- The Darwinism of the coaching forest -- Do coaches have a ten-year shelf life? -- Marty Schottenheimer : Hall of Famer? -- It takes a coaching acorn to build a coaching tree -- Who are the best Hall of Fame candidates? -- Art Rooney wasn't a victim of circumstance during his team's forty-two-year championship drought -- Bert Bell's gold watch, or can someone tell me why this man is in the Hall of Fame? -- The greatest defense of all time. Period -- The greatest wide receiver of all time. Period -- NFL socialism versus NFL meritocracy : a cautionary tale -- Why the NFL's blackout rules make no financial sense -- A call for a historical statistical revolution.
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