About Brent Blackwell

Brent Blackwell also writes for College Football By The Numbers at www.cfbtn.com.

2015 Falcons Draft: Vic Beasley, Edge Rusher

May 1, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

It was the most obvious need in the draft. Everyone knew the Falcons needed an edge rusher. If you're taking the time to find your way to a little-visited corner of the internet to read about a guy the Falcons just drafted, you probably knew this too. Now, I'm not a big proponent of chasing…

Fredi Goes Platooning

April 7, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

There's never too much to glean from Opening Day. With the Braves, despite all the offseason changes, many things were familiar on Monday in Miami. Julio Teheran pitched really well. Andrelton Simmons displayed defensive wizardry. A pretty good bullpen escaped some jams. A good player here had a bad day, a bad player there had…

The Mighty Quinn

February 3, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Ev'rybody's in despair Ev'ry girl and boy But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here Ev'rybody's gonna jump for joy Come all without, come all within You'll see nothing like the mighty Quinn Tom Brady just won the Super Bowl MVP at age 37. He and the Patriots are pretty good on offense, if you haven't…

Steamer Projects the Braves

January 31, 2015 Brent Blackwell 1

Just weeks away from Spring Training, it's time to delve into the projections. While FanGraphs crawls toward the ZiPs finish line and Baseball Prospectus' initial PECOTA projections were fun but shallow (the real fun of PECOTA is in deeper projections, which come out later; besides, PECOTA is behind a paywall, which I'll respect), the comparably…

College Football Playoff Picks

December 7, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Because there weren't many games this week, I'm putting off a full 1-128 ranking of FBS teams until after next weekend, when Army and Navy will complete the regular season. I will, however, go ahead and apply my ranking process to the 6 teams pretty much everyone agrees should be in the mix for the…

College Football Rankings: 12/1/14

December 1, 2014 Brent Blackwell 2

Every Monday I publish my own college football rankings for all 128 FBS teams. The rankings are based purely on what has been achieved so far, rather than any perception of team strength or likelihood to win future games. While it was a fun rivalry weekend, it wasn't a particularly eventful one. Ole Miss won…

College Football Rankings, 11/24/14

November 24, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Another weekend is in the books, which means it's time for our Monday routine: college football rankings for all 128 FBS teams. As usual, they're ranked based on what they've accomplished, not necessarily how good they are or how likely they'd be to win future games. I should note that I'm now considering wins over…

The Jason Heyward Trade

November 21, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

It usually takes me a few days to really process trades and major organizational moves. With the requisite waiting period over, I think I'm finally ready to talk about the Jason Heyward trade. The team acquired Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins and gave up Jordan Walden in addition to Heyward. I'll take a look at…

College Football Rankings – 11/17/14

November 18, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

It's been a busy day here for us at Outfield Fly Rule, what with a pretty big baseball trade to process and wrap our heads around. Fear not - I haven't forgotten our Monday tradition of providing complete college football rankings in terms of what teams have accomplished this season. Let's delve right in. Might…

A Requiem for Cory Gearrin

November 13, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Earlier this week the Braves parted ways with reliever Cory Gearrin, dropping the occupied portion of the 40 man roster to 36. Gearrin was an effective closer at Mercer University here in Georgia, and was a fairly high draft pick, going 138th overall (4th round) in the 2007 draft. He signed quickly and played rookie…

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