Announcing: The 2019 Preview Series

Over the next two weeks, I’m doing something different on my podcast The Football Analytics Show. The 2019 Preview Series is a set of 10 episodes of about 10 minutes each that forecasts the season.

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Podcast: Josh Hermsmeyer on analyzing the NFL

On this episode of The Football Analytics Show, Josh Hermsmeyer of FiveThirtyEight joins me. You can also find his work at his own site AirYards and Establish the Run.

Among other topics, we discuss:

  • why Josh considers himself an analyst, which leads to a discussion of data vs watching film (2:16)
  • whether play action loses its effectiveness the more its run (6:45)
  • how NFL general managers fare after winning executive of the year (15:35)
  • the prospects for Antonio Brown in Oakland (18:22)
  • the overrated team heading into the 2019 NFL season (23:50)

Josh is one of the best in the business, and I think you’ll enjoy the entire conversation.

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To listen on Apple Podcasts, click here. The Football Analytics Show is also available on Google Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

Podcast: Bill Connelly on predicting college football in 2019

On this episode of The Football Analytics Show, Bill Connelly, now of ESPN, joins me to discuss the 2019 college football season. Among other topics, we discuss:

  • the parts of his preseason model that get broken down into offense and defense, and the parts that don’t
  • whether any team can catch Alabama and Clemson in 2019
  • the problems for the Texas Longhorns
  • the Pac-12 team that surprise you
  • the intriguing Group of 5 team with the dynamic QB and new but old coach

My apologies, as the audio quality is not as high as usual due to technical difficulties. After much deliberation, we made the decision to post all of it and let you decide what to listen to.

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The Football Analytics Show is also available on Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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Podcast: College football on Covering the Spread

I’m the co-host of a new sports betting podcast called Covering the Spread. On a recent episode, my co-host Jim Sannes asked me about my college football methods.

Among other topics, we get into:

  • The type of predictions my preseason model is good at, and those at which it struggles
  • Ohio State versus Michigan for the Big Ten
  • The Pac-12 team that should be getting more attention (and no, it’s not Stanford)
  • The Big 12 team with value in conference odds

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