4 More Football Blogs You Should Be Reading
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. We’re celebrating the start of a new football season by recognizing a few more standout football blogs. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
Last week, we shared four football blogs that lovers of the sport should add to their reading roster.
We found so many that we decided to share Part 2 with several more unique blogs dedicated to the games, players, drafts, and latest news in the sport. Whether it’s college or the NFL, these sites are stacked with must-read football content.
Let’s kick off Part 2.
1. NFL Draft Diamonds: For the latest draft news
Readers flock to the NFL Draft Diamonds blog for the latest updates on the draft, rookies, scouting, and free agents in the league. The blog was created in 2013 by #Billsmafia member Damond Talbot, who has an “ongoing mission for the site to help small school players.”
The team of writers is passionate about all things football. Readers can find interviews with NFL prospects, mock drafts, the latest NFL transactions, team news, and more.
Recommended Reads: NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Clayton Thrasher, LB, Peru State College; Jackson State Tigers pull off the win against a tough Tennessee State Tigers team; and Vikings trade for Raiders quarterback.
Follow @DraftDiamonds on Twitter.
Huge shoutout to Jarrid Williams the Hula Bowl alum on signing to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad. Jarrid makes the 17th player from last year on a PS and 19 who have made an active roster! @hula_bowl pic.twitter.com/HR422Eh8xI
— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) September 16, 2022
2. Over the Cap: For the financials
The Over the Cap blog features the latest updates on NFL salaries, contracts, and free agents. Readers can search by individual players, teams, or positions to find salary, bonus, and cap figures.
So if you’re interested in the business side of the NFL, head to Over the Cap, where owner Jason Fitzgerald will “try to connect you all with various articles published online, with my own thoughts on some of them, that deal strictly with contracts and potential negotiations in the NFL.”
Follow @Jason_OTC on Twitter.
— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) September 14, 2022
3. Football Outsiders: For all the stats
Creator and Editor-in-Chief of Football Outsiders Aaron Schatz has been called the “founding father of football analytics.” He created the DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) statistical method, which “measures a team’s efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent.”
The team of writers works to present an objective analysis of football. Readers can find news, analysis, interviews, and more among the variety of regular columns covering both professional and college football. The site even has its own version of fantasy football, called the Loser League, which sounds like my kind of game.
Follow @fboutsiders on Twitter.
— Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) September 16, 2022
4. The Football Girl: For ALL the fans
The Football Girl was founded in 2009 by Sports Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Melissa Jacobs. She believes “female NFL fans deserve a community that goes well beyond Football 101, recipes and pink apparel.”
What started as a conversation with Barry Sanders has grown to feature fantasy football advice, in-depth interviews, commentary, and analysis. And if you’re truly new to the sport, check out the Football U. section for a term dictionary, referee hand signal meanings, and more. While the blog hasn’t posted anything in a few months, we still thought it deserved recognition on our list — hopefully we’ll be seeing new content soon!
Follow @thefootballgirl on Facebook.
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Rocky Parker is the Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.