In Ted, everyone trusts. But should they? Analyzing the 2012 Packer draft

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Draft grades and reviews right after the draft are meaningless. While judgements made about the value of picking one player over another based on league-wide demand for the same skill and talent is slightly more relevant, there is still far too much uncertainty and ambiguity to the draft and coaching processes that any immediate draft… Read more »

Six predictions for the 2012 Green Bay Packers draft

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Ted Thompson is entering his eighth draft as the Packer Czar. His approval rating among Packer fans is incredibly high and perception of the GM, front office brass and organization could not be more different from this time, eight or even four drafts ago. Busts like this first round whiff, this United Football League star… Read more »

Counterpoints: E-mail exchanges with a Niners fan Part III (Commiserations and Post Mortems)

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Parts I and II of the intense conversation between me (die-hard Packer fan) and Mark (@bashdazzle on Twitter and die-hard 49ers fan) prior to the NFC divisional playoff games in January 2012 are here and here respectively. Part III where I finally put my shock and disappointment in to words and is right below Mark’s… Read more »

Counterpoints: E-mail exchanges with a Niners fan Part II (The optimism prior to gameday)

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From: Sundararaman, Shyam Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:40 AM To: Gray, Mark Cc: Sundararaman, Shyam Subject: E-mail exchanges this week? Mark, Apologies for the delay. I did bad today in not prioritizing what is truly important. I am glad you are on board about the good guys at Football outsiders. I think they haven’t… Read more »