Site News: Welcome Carson Cistulli

On other sites and message boards I often see Advanced NFL Stats referred to as “the Fangraphs of football.” That’s a pretty high compliment, and although I wouldn’t go nearly that far, I’ll certainly take it. There are a lot of similarities, and they were mostly accidental, at least at first. Both sites feature sound statistical analysis, and both feature live win probability graphs for their respective sports. After my own WP graph feature gained a following, I looked at Fangraphs for inspiration for how to further build a respectable sports analysis site. Gradually, Advanced NFL Stats became Fangraphs’ creepy stalker Jennifer Jason Leigh character from the movie Single White Female, and now the transformation is complete.

Carson Cistulli, a regular contributor at Fangraphs, has agreed to come on board to provide us with his brand of analysis, a slightly more entertaining look at football stats than what I can normally provide. He’s planning to start off doing some game previews, but may do some other things down the road.

Aside from his regular gig at Fangraphs, Carson is a writing instructor (maybe he can help me), a contributor at RotoWire, and a real-life poet. Yes poet. (Warning. Click at your own risk.)

So please welcome Carson, and you can look forward to his first post shortly.

Oh, and also, break out your slide rules. With some help, I plan to re-launch a bigger and better Advanced NFL Stats Community site shortly. More news on that to follow.


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12 Responses to “Site News: Welcome Carson Cistulli”

  1. coldbikemessenger says:

    Looking forward to his stuff

  2. Erik Manning says:

    This is Carson's interwebs, we're just all really enjoying it.

  3. anthony says:

    please tell me that the jersey number bug for for individual player stats is going to be fixed soon (e.g. that #11 Roy E. Williams stats won't be aggregated with #11 Reggie Williams stats)

  4. Brian Burke says:

    It's only fixed for premium subscribers.

    Seriously, I have to fix them case by case, so thanks for the heads up.

  5. Anonymous says:

    carson cisctuli is the worst writer on the internet

  6. Brian Burke says:

    No. I am. Terrible speller too.

  7. Borat says:

    Welcome Karzai!



  8. Brewmaster EB says:

    Brian, I just saw that you started writing for Redskins Insider. That's awesome. But don't even bother reading the comments. The mouth breathers over there have been a very dumbed-down audience for years. There are Skins fans who appreciate your analysis, we're just outnumbered by the clowns.

  9. Brian Burke says:

    Thanks, Eric.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Great, first this guy clowns up USS Mariner and now this. Pretty soon Tango will have him on to provide his particular brand of overwrought inanity and the internet will be ruined.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Carson is a retard. Please tell me this is a joke. Please?

  12. Jon says:

    Did Carson post his entry prematurely? It showed up a couple of times on my Reader.

    I'm one of those doofuses who likes Carson, but he doesn't know I exist. I feel like I'm a freshman girl and he's the starting QB.

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