BE4K WEEK: An investigation into the existence of birds

On this beakiest of weeks, we examine whether birds are, in fact, real.  There is some compelling evidence that they exist, such as hearing them, the prevalence of bird-related idioms in language, and the fact that one just ran into my window. But in the spirit of fairness, I will examine the common anti-bird-existence arguments: … Continue reading BE4K WEEK: An investigation into the existence of birds

The Rams’ 3-Point Plan for Super Bowl Success

The Los Angeles Rams are the best team in the NFL.  They have an infallible coach with a literally perfect memory; a quarterback drafted 1st overall and therefore a guaranteed winner;  a generational talent at running back and also Todd Gurley.  It would take a coach of Fisher-ian incompetence to miss the playoffs with this … Continue reading The Rams’ 3-Point Plan for Super Bowl Success

T*steful Predictability: Exploring expectation’s impact on success

Ever since the Brian Schottenheimer hire, complaints have come in about how predictable his playcalling is. I am not equipped to discuss whether it is or not, but I was curious about whether predictability is actually a net negative for NFL offenses. I get it, this sounds absurd; of course it is bad to be predictable … Continue reading T*steful Predictability: Exploring expectation’s impact on success