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PFR’s Super Bowl Section

Posted by Neil on January 31, 2013

If you haven't seen the Super Bowl Section of our site yet, you should head over and check it out right now, because I'm sure you're going to refer to it often in the next few days. Here are some of the features you'll find once you get there:

And, in my opinion, maybe coolest of all is the Super Bowl Play Finder tool. It's similar to the Play Index Touchdown Finder Tool, but instead of being limited to just TDs, it can actually search through every play from scrimmage in Super Bowl history to find events matching your criteria. Want to know the longest non-scoring plays in the first 10 Super Bowls? We can find that. Or the longest 3rd-down passes that didn't result in a 1st down? We have that, too. Or maybe even the longest 4th-quarter runs against the 49ers in a SB? You get the picture. Play around with it for long enough, and you'll unearth all kinds of crazy Super Bowl records.

So go ahead and try the Super Bowl Section right now -- it's free, easy to use, and best of all, with it you'll be able to dominate anyone who challenges you in Super Bowl trivia this weekend.

4 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Features, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Retired Numbers

Posted by Mike on January 31, 2013

We've added team retired numbers to all team franchise encyclopedias for those teams who have retired numbers. While maybe not surprising that Jacksonville and Baltimore have no retired numbers (though one imagines 52 is going to show up on that Baltimore page before too long), did you know that neither Dallas nor Oakland have any numbers retired?

6 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Super Bowl Squares App Available!

Posted by Neil on January 28, 2013

With the big game quickly approaching, our Super Bowl Squares mobile app is now available for FREE at the iTunes store and the Android Marketplace.

If you're at a Super Bowl party in three weeks and there's a game of squares set up, this app will tell you which squares have the best chance of winning based on game data from 1994-2010. Also, if you're new to the game, there's a page devoted to basic rules that will help you navigate your first SB squares experience.

For more information about its features, as well as links to posts about Super Bowl squares theory, click here.

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Pro-Football-Reference.com

QB Handedness

Posted by Mike on January 25, 2013

Did you know that Mark Brunell has the highest single-season passing yards for a left-handed quarterback? How about which lefty quarterback has the most TD passes in a single game? Well now you do -- we've added the quarterback's handedness as a selectable option on our Player Game Finder and Player Season Finder tools, in addition to noting it for QBs on their player pages. Are we missing someone? Let us know.

4 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Hockey-Reference Play Index

Posted by Neil on January 22, 2013

With the NHL starting back up after the lockout, here's a reminder that we offer our familiar Play Index tools for hockey, too:

Player Game Finder
Search through NHL regular season and playoff game logs spanning from 1987-88 to today for games that match your criteria.

Player Season Finder
Search through NHL regular season statistics spanning from 1917-18 to today for single seasons or combined seasons that match your criteria.

Player Playoff Finder
Search through NHL playoff statistics spanning from 1918 to today for single years or combined years that match your criteria.

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, Hockey-Reference.com, Olympics at S-R, Play Index, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Relatives Added to PFR

Posted by Neil on January 22, 2013

Relative information is something we've had on Baseball-Reference and Basketball-Reference for a while, but we haven't had the data for football... until now, that is.

Yesterday we added some rudimentary relative data to PFR player pages (check out the Matthewses if you want a great example). It's by no means complete, but we'll be adding more in the coming weeks and months. And we'd like your help -- if you know of players or coaches who are related but aren't listed on the site, email us and we'll get the info added. Thanks!

7 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Data, Pro-Football-Reference.com

PFR Hall of Fame Features

Posted by Neil on January 18, 2013

With the Hall of Fame finalists being named last week, here's a reminder to check out our Hall of Fame Section at PFR, as well as the 2013 ballot (with a list of finalists, and semifinalists who didn't make the cut).

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Features, Hall of Fame, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Player Birthdays

Posted by Neil on January 15, 2013

Happy birthday to Drew Brees, Matt Holliday, Randy White, Ricky Sobers, Adam Burt, and all the other athletes born today -- and a friendly reminder that you can look up player birthdays at all of our pro sites:

Birthdays at Baseball Reference

Birthdays at Basketball Reference

Birthdays at Pro Football Reference

Birthdays at Hockey Reference

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Features, Hockey-Reference.com, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Trivia

AV and All-Pros up for 2012

Posted by Mike on January 14, 2013

With the release of the 2012 NFL All-Pro teams, we've run our annual AV calculations (What's AV? Check out how AV is calculated for a refresher) and updated the player pages and 2012 leaders page with the year's results.

11 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Playoffs Leaderboards Added

Posted by Mike on January 11, 2013

Did you know that Emmitt Smith has the most career playoff rushing yards? How about Aaron Rodgers owning the highest career playoff passer rating? What about Larry Fitzgerald with the most receiving yards in a single playoffs? You can find out all these & more at our new list of NFL playoffs leaders!

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Playoffs, Pro-Football-Reference.com

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