Mike Tanier
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Mike Tanier

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My name is Mike and I write Greg Schiano jokes for food. Long ago, I taught mathematics in suburban South Jersey. During standardized test sessions, I wrote articles for Football Outsiders and the New York Times. Eventually, schools began giving so many standardized tests that I was a full-time writer who proctored tests as a side job. So I quit proctoring tests. I covered the NFL for Sports on Earth for two years. Now I am at Bleacher Report, sharing statistical nuggets and offbeat observations while waiting for Congress to appoint a Poet Laureate in the category of Johnny Manziel Tweets. 'Cuz I like my odds.

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  • Michael LaRocca posted 16 days ago

    Michael LaRocca

    I have no comment on your odds. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

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  • Paul Bailey posted 45 days ago

    Paul Bailey

    Mr. Tanner, From your list of the best teams, I want you to break the leg of the starting QB in week 5 of their season and tell me what their final record would have been? Brady, Starr etc gone in week 5, exactly are they on this list at all? Now, without the starting QB would any of these teams be first in offense, and defense for the season? Doubt it. So redo your list and remove the starting QB and go undefeated, not gonna happen.

  • Alfred Fischer posted 45 days ago

    Alfred Fischer

    Just read your all time football rankings. I might argue with the actual rankings, but the writing was so beautifully done that I am dazzled into conceding all points. Whatever they were. I forget. Poetry.

  • Michael LaRocca posted 50 days ago

    Michael LaRocca

    According to Marvin Lewis, it's okay to punch a woman in the face, as long as you don't dance in the end zone afterward.

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  • Michael LaRocca posted 66 days ago

    Michael LaRocca

    It's time to update your bio. Nobody remembers Greg Schiano, or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part.

  • Jeff Tinnea posted 76 days ago

    Jeff Tinnea

    @robert dalton, I think the issue is more about Glennon's history of liking to stand immobile in the pocket before throwing the ball. The Bears line can give him 10 seconds untouched per snap and Glennon is still going to find a way to get sacked nine times.

  • Aaron Landry posted 83 days ago

    Aaron Landry

    Seriously - I understand the criticism the Mixon pick gets but then no mention of ANYTHING on Lewis and an A grade on the pick...SHAMEFUL

  • robert dalton posted 87 days ago

    robert  dalton

    "...he will help the Bears win some 16-13 games in which Glennon is sacked nine times instead of losing 24-16 games in which Glennon is sacked nine times."

    Because a line that only gives up 28 sacks for the season is going to get worse when their Pro Bowl guard returns.

    (Long, awkward silence).