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James Keane

  • joined Jan 11, 2013
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
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My dad took me to my first game at The Vet on October 10, 1993, against the Chicago Bears. I remember seeing Bears wide receiver Wendell Davis running a seam route across midfield. He jumped for a ball thrown just out of reach but his legs below the knee never left the turf. The rest of his body did. Sitting in the stands, I didn’t really know what happened, not until a week later did I read about how he blew out both his knees. But it was then that I realized there is a certain toughness, a certain mystique surrounding the Eagles and its fans. And I love every bit of it.

I have here that my name is James, but that’s only because I went to Catholic school for fourteen years and was taught to always write my full name. My friends and family call me Jim, JJ, or Keane, so feel free to do the same. I also have a super-secret nickname (guess what it is!). I was born and raised in the Northeast, Parkwood by way of Olney, Academy Road by way of Rising Sun. I’m lucky to have a wife who I don’t deserve and an eleven-month old son who wears Cowboy diapers, just so he can piss and poop on them (kidding, but business idea!).

I’ve always wanted to write but never knew what to write about. Only last December did I think, duh, the Eagles, and I started blogging (PhillyInferno.com). I enjoy researching and referencing Eagles history and finding old Bill Lyon and Mark Bowden articles. I also have an interest in math and statistics so I’ll post articles with numbers, correlations and regressions (and cool interactive graphs!). I’m basically prepping for the Nate Silver-ification of American Sport.

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I Use Performance Enhancing Drugs

60

Confessions from an NFL player.

Pro Football Focus Grades - The Infinite Frontier

19

PFF Grades are a great tool for comparing NFL players in like positions, but the potential is there for so much more.

How "Intelligent" are Pro Football Focus Grades?

29

The methods Pro Football Focus use to grade players are a bit mysterious. And when compared to other metrics, there is some room for improvement.

Value-Grading the NFL Draft

39

The difference between drafting the best player and drafting the best value may be larger than we think.

Chaos Theory Mock Draft 2.0

37

Predicting the NFL Draft is easy.

2014 Chaos Theory Mock Draft

44

What if we were to forecast the NFL Draft like we do the weather?

DeSean Jackson Recalls a Ghost of Philly WRs Past

47

Think Cris Carter, not Terrell Owens.

Bigger, Better, Stronger - Part II

52

Why Brandon Boykin is the biggest player on the Eagles roster.

Thin-Slicing the NFL Combine

The NFL Combine gives us a ton of information about draft prospects, but is it all necessary?

Bigger, Better, Stronger

51

As the NFL Draft approaches, examining how big players impact the game.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Simulating the Game

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This isn't the greatest Super Bowl simulation in the world. This is just a tribute.

Chip Kelly and the Eagles Coaching Pantheon

27

By winning an NFC East title in just his first season, Chip Kelly has distinguished himself from franchise icons.

A Statistic for Chip Kelly to Consider

63

Chip Kelly likes to place an emphasis on responding to turnovers, but has the loss to New Orleans taught us otherwise?

Can the Eagles be More Opportunistic?

19

If the Saints game taught us anything, it’s the importance of responding to turnovers.

Simulating the Game: Eagles vs. Saints

11

Bleeding Green Nation simulated the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints. The advantage lies with the home field.

Simulating the Game: Eagles vs. Cowboys

13

Bleeding Green Nation simulated the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. With the NFC East title up for grabs, give the edge to the Birds.

Simulating the Game: Eagles vs. Bears

5

The Eagles have the edge, but with little room for error.

The Nick of the Irish

77

How big a role does luck play in the performance of Nick Foles?

Simulating the Game: Eagles vs. Cardinals

17

Eagles eat Cardinals.

Sports Science and the Health of the Eagles

26

The Philadelphia Eagles are among the NFL's healthier teams. Can we thank Sports Science for their improvement?

Simulating the Game: Eagles vs. Redskins

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Bleeding Green Nation simulated the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. Beware the bye.

Simulating the Game: Eagles vs. Packers

7

May the best QB win.

Lackluster Thursday Night Football?

41

Last night, Thursday Night Football featured a 22-20 overtime win for the Miami Dolphins. But overall, how does Thursday Night Football compare to Monday Night Football?

Simulating the Game: Eagles vs. Giants

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Bleeding Green Nation simulated the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. Thankfully, the Eagles are playing the Giants.

Simulating the Game: Eagles vs. Cowboys

30

Bleeding Green Nation simulated the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. It’s gonna be a close one!

On Vick, Foles, and Momentum in the NFL

65

If momentum exists in the NFL (some say, convincingly, it doesn't), then Chip Kelly should start Nick Foles against the Dallas Cowboys.

Simulating the Game: Eagles vs. Buccaneers

3

Coming off a bye, the Buccaneers could be sneaky.

Celek, Ertz Should Produce against Bucs

31

Because Revis can't defend everyone.

Simulating the Game: Eagles vs. Giants

14

The Giants offense is really, really bad, so the Eagles have room for error.

Eagles' Defense Lacking Identity

85

What is this Philadelphia Eagles' defense? I'm not even sure Billy Davis knows.

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