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  • Matt 2:39 pm on January 30, 2009 Permalink
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    Superbowl Poll 

    Vegas is giving Pittsburgh a 6.5-point edge in Super Bowl XLIII. Meanwhile, the only thing anyone seems to be talking about is Larry Fitzgerald – a damn fine receiver, no doubt, but that’s hardly a reason to think the Cards aren’t still significant underdogs in this one, right?

    Who wins the 2011 FFGeekBlog.com Bowl?

    • Brandon (57%, 4 Votes)
    • Matt (43%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 7

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    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 10:32 am on January 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Go Cardinals! No team with an offense as boring as the Steelers offense deserves to win the Superbowl.

    • Anonymous 7:34 pm on January 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I would be thrilled to see the Cards win one, and I’m even a half-assed Steelers fan. But the Cards are the type of team that, in every Super Bowl ever, gets picked against but looks on paper to be a great matchup and makes us say, “If they can just …. then they could win…”. This team folds. Every time. Will the Cards? We’ll find out!

    • Matt 11:41 pm on February 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hooray! I was right!

  • Matt 12:37 pm on January 14, 2009 Permalink  

    Plans for 2009 

    Those of you who read this blog regularly might know that I’m a web developer by day (and Batman by night… wait, redact! Redact!). Brandon and I have been batting around a few ideas for making this site more informative and useful for fantasy football players, and we’re not necessarily limiting those ideas to the blog format.

    The most important thing, of course, is for this website to continue to help its visitors become better-informed, more successful fantasy football players. Beyond that, the evolution of ffgeekblog.com could go in any number of directions. So I’m asking: What’s on your wish list for a fantasy football news/advice website? What haven’t you found on the Web that you wish someone would build? Brandon and I have always been open to suggestions for new types of blog posts, but maybe it’s time that we thought bigger than that. Or maybe not – perhaps the blog format is just perfect as is.

    If you have any thoughts, I’d appreciate it if you left a comment on this post.

    Oh, and thanks for a great 2008 season y’all. Our readership more than doubled from 2007, which makes running this blog double the fun.

    • Natalie 2:53 pm on January 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      If you guys can get access to stats, I’d like to see some statistical analysis. In Yahoo, I can’t see a guy’s stats for every week at once. I’d love to see a standard deviation to see how consistent a player is. Of course, if the user could customize the scoring system, that would be even better.

      That’s pretty ambitious though…

    • Matt 11:37 pm on January 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      That’s an interesting idea. I hadn’t thought of doing any statistical analysis before.

    • JT 4:28 pm on January 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve really enjoyed the improvements you made to your site this year.

      There are three things I really appreciate about your site:
      1. Waiver Wire
      2. Ask the Geeks (and your faithful responses to comments)
      3. Sell High, Buy Low

      Hits and Misses and well as Desperation are moderately helpful.
      Top 25 doesn’t provide much value to me.

      There is one addition that I think would be extraordinarily helpful.
      A table, updated weekly, that provides week-by-week analysis of each team’s expected overall passing, running, and defensive performance. Effectively, a forward-looking strength of schedule indicator. Perhaps this could take the form of a color-coded table.

      I have two problems in fantasy football. Making the playoffs is rarely one of them. The first is determining which players I should play on a weekly basis. The second is determining which players are going to by fantasy playoff busts. Through the ever-changing football season, I want to have a place to look to determine which players have favorable matchups in the weeks ahead.

      This season, it would have been nice to be reminded time and time again to not trade for the Steelers, who had awful fantasy playoff matchups. Of course, I finished the season with Big Ben and Willie Parker on my bench. It would have been nice to unload them–for anything.

      I hope that suggestion made sense.

    • JT 4:35 pm on January 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I found your resources page. So I guess you can scratch that idea. Still, I bet yours would be better.

    • Matt 12:41 pm on January 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for all the input JT (and sorry for not replying ’til now, saw your comment on the road and forgot to respond when I got back).

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