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Everyday during the month of October, I'll be marking the re-launch of AFA by highlighting a feature here at the site. To help re-build the AFA community, please spread the word. Tell your friends and follow AFA on Twitter, Facebook, or via RSS.
This isn't really an AFA feature as much as it is a New York Times feature, but it still runs on the WP model and methodology AFA readers are familiar with. AFA just makes the Bot's brains and the super talented folks at the NYT do everything else. Some people have the wrong idea about the Bot. It's not intended to be the final word on every 4th down, but rather a 1st cut---although a very good 1st cut.
The 4th Down Bot is a boon to me personally. For all of you bored by reading about 4th down this and 4th down that, trust me, I'm ten times as bored as you. It's nice to be able to offload that stuff to the Bot. And as predictable as it might be to you, the hardcore football analytics fan, 4th downs analysis is still new and interesting to the vast majority of general football fans. Plus the fact remains 4th downs are the juiciest, lowest hanging fruit on the tree of football analytics, and perhaps in all of sports analytics.
I, for one, welcome our new 4th down overlord. Follow it (him?) on Twitter.