Warriors report: Warriors want to beat New Orleans for Boogie’s sake

first_imgOAKLAND — Below are some takeaways from the Warriors’ morning shootaround before Golden State (7-1) hosts the New Orleans Pelicans (4-2) on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.The Warriors want to beat the Pelicans on DeMarcus Cousins’ behalf.Will Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant or Klay Thompson have another dominating scoring performance? The Warriors anticipate it, but something else might fuel them against the Pelicans. They are facing Cousins’ former team.“We definitely want to win for him,” Green …last_img read more

Raiders’ Antonio Brown on injury list, could miss first week of camp

first_img Raiders Straight Talk: Derek Carr speculation won’t stop any time … New star wide receiver Antonio Brown arrived in style to Raiders training camp Friday, but he won’t be taking the field with his new teammates.Brown is listed on the Raiders’ non-football injury list released Friday afternoon. The Bay Area News Group learned the team has known about Brown possibly not being ready for two weeks, and that his absence from the field would span “probably” a week.Related Articleslast_img read more

Breaking the Addiction to the Social Apps

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Two weeks ago, I removed all the social apps from my iPhone.This meant deleting my favorite, even if troll-infested, social platform, Twitter. I also removed Facebook, a primary source of negativity and divisiveness for many, especially around politics and cultural issues. Instagram, the perfectly manicured version of life, and also the polar opposite of Facebook in that its content is far more positive. I also deleted LinkedIn and YouTube. I would have deleted Snapchat, but it never made sense to me, even when the social crowd make-believed it was a B2B platform.All of the apps I deleted now reside on my backup iPhone. That phone lives in the very back of the bag I carry, and I have never had cause to use it. As it turns out, I still don’t.The first day without social apps, I found myself picking up the phone without reason. There were no notifications other than text messages from my children and updates about my flights. I must have picked up the phone a half a dozen times, each time being reminded there was nothing there for me.The second day, I picked up the second phone again. Because I had powered down the phone, I had to wait for it to boot up before I could look at the social apps. By the time the apps launched, the moment had passed. I shut the phone down, and was forced to start the process over again when I went to update the social apps later in the day.The third day, I never took the backup iPhone out of bag at all. Nor did I take it out to look at the social apps on the fourth day or the fifth day. On the sixth day, I went to my main phone to look at social sites and remembered I deleted them. When I picked up the backup phone, it was dead. I had thought I turned it off, but I must have turned it on when I placed it in my bag.And by then, I was cured. I no longer reach for my phone, as there is little reason to do so. The social app phone is still in my bag, and it now has no power over me. On Saturday night, I had dinner with one of my friends from law school and his lovely spouse, and the only time I looked at the phone was to update the table on the score of the football game. Other than that, no one touched their phones.It took almost no time at all for the small screen of infinite distractions to lose any power it held over my behavior. As quickly as you can become its slave, in that same time, you can liberate yourself from its grasp.Right now, the phone with the social app is across the room in the back of a bag where it now resides.As a side note, I also deleted my email. But being stuck on a tarmac for 90 minutes, I found it valuable to be able to scan and delete in moments when there is little else to do. The mail application is reinstalled.last_img read more

San Miguel seals its twin towers

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Archers destroy Tigers, near twice-to-beat bonus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger was selected first overall by San Miguel Beer as expected on Sunday afternoon, and after coming up short in completing the franchise’s second Triple Crown sweep in the recently concluded PBA Season, the Beermen have added a blue-chip material to make another go at it.The 6-foot-8 Fil-German joins the star-studded team and will form a lethal twin tower combine with reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo as the Beermen added yet another piece in an effort to extend their dynasty while matching up with sister team and newly minted Governors’ Cup titlist Barangay Ginebra’s frontline.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Phoenix tapped hardworking forward Sidney Onwubere eighth overall with Star also adding some ceiling by picking Lervin Flores ninth.TNT KaTropa used the 10th and 11th picks to tab Cebuano guard Mac Tallo of SWU and Colegio de San Lorenzo slotman Jon Gabriel, respectively.Ginebra claimed UP slasher Jett Manuel as the 12th pick to round out the first round.NLEX continued to add youth to its frontline, tapping JRU forward Ervin Grospe to open the second round.Star picked slotman Joseph Gabayni next, Blackwater nabbed slasher Emil Palma, forward Julian Sargent went to Star, while Louie Vigil went to San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Davon Potts was selected by Alaska 18th overall, followed by Jom Sollano, who was tabbed by Rain or Shine.Gwynne Capacio (Star), Jayson Grimaldo (Phoenix), Monbert Arong (TNT), Wilson Baltazar (Phoenix), and Andreas Cahilig (GlobalPort) round out the second round picks. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 And while San Miguel got bigger, NLEX got the best small man in the 43-man pool as the Road Warriors made heady point guard Kiefer Ravena No. 2 overall, with Blackwater tabbing former Far Eastern U bruiser Raymar Jose at third, Phoenix Petroleum making Jason Perkins the fourth overall pick and Alaska getting the talented Jeron Teng at No. 5.Standhardinger is expected to join San Miguel early in the Commissioner’s Cup as he will have to play out a live contract with Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League, and when he arrives, the Beermen can challenge the Gin Kings’ combo of 7-foot Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar underneath.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThere are no other teams which can talk of at least coming close as far as size is concerned.GlobalPort went with Fil-Am wingman Robbie Herndon at sixth, with Rey Nambatac, after being selected seventh, getting reunited with former Letran teammate Raymond Almazan and coach Caloy Garcia at Rain or Shine. Read Nextlast_img read more

7 days ago​Solskjaer insists Man Utd right to sell Alexis, Lukaku

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Solskjaer insists Man Utd right to sell Alexis, Lukakuby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer is sticking by the decision to sell Romelu Lukaku and loan out Alexis Sanchez.The Red Devils manager is under increased scrutiny after his side made a poor start to the season.Their biggest problem is a lack of goals, but Solskjaer does not regret letting two experienced attackers leave in the summer transfer window.Speaking about those departures in an interview with Gary Neville, Solskjaer said: “In one-off games, you think we could’ve had a number of extra players with experience. “Alexis and Rom are goalscorers and good players, but at the moment, we made those decisions and they were the right decisions.”That’s the only way you’ve got to look at it. All the players here want to give everything for the club and for the shirt – that’s a big thing.”Every day that they come in training, and every day that they put the shirt on, they’re going to give everything that they have. So you can’t really say, ‘oh I wish I didn’t do that’.”Giving a couple of the lads the chance to show themselves, maybe it was a little bit too early for a few of them. But Mason Greenwood has stepped in and scored a couple in the midweek games, so it’s a great experience for them.”We know we haven’t had the results that we wanted, but I wouldn’t have kept the players we sold. It was the right decision.” last_img read more

Wildlife tally says mosquitoes and blackflies are not among species at risk

first_imgOTTAWA – If you’re planning to enjoy the great outdoors this summer, there are good reasons to stock up on bug spray.The latest edition of a national report on wild species in Canada shows there are 160 different species of blackflies and 80 different species of mosquitoes in the country and the majority of them are flourishing.Wild Species 2015, is the fourth version of a report on the general status of species in Canada which is required every five years under Species at Risk Act.The report collected data from provincial and federal departments which monitor wildlife, assessing nearly 30,000 of the country’s 80,000 known species, ranging from mammals and reptiles to lichens and insects.Dan Kraus, national conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, said the report is a pretty good check list on the status of about one-third of the wild species in Canada.“Which is pretty good although, you know, here we are one of the wealthiest countries in the world and we can’t even assess the status of over half the wild species that occur here,” he said. “It’s good progress but clearly there is a lot of work to be done.”The 2015 report assessed more than twice as many species as the 2011, report, when fewer than 12,000 species were looked at closely. In 2000, when the first version was completed, only 1,670 species were assessed.The 2015 report lists 122 species which are extinct or possibly extinct in Canada including the black footed ferret, Blanchard’s cricket frog and the frosted elfin butterfly.There are 39 insects on this list — three butterflies, two kinds of ants, 22 different beetles, and 10 grasshoppers.To every camper’s frustration, there are no mosquitoes or blackflies among them.There are 456 species in critical danger of going extinct in Canada including the common grey fox, the eastern prickly pear cactus, the spruce-fir moss tarantula and the Oregon spotted frog.There are 88 insects on the critically imperilled list but again no mosquitoes or blackflies. One species of blackfly is on the verge of being labelled critically imperilled, and four are imperilled, but 106 of the 160 species of blackflies are considered to be secure. Another 42 are unranked because there isn’t enough information about them to determined their status.Of the 80 types of mosquitoes, 65 are secure, while 12 are unranked.There are 11 yellowjacket wasps considered at risk, out of more than 100 different species of wasps.Threats to wild life in Canada take many forms including habitat encroachment, pollution and disease.According to the report, the American black bear is secure, but both the polar bear and the grizzly bear are vulnerable.Canada’s fabled beaver is also doing just fine.Of species which were given a ranking and are not extinct, they are assessed on a scale of one to five, with one being critically imperilled and five being secure. Level three is considered vulnerable.Kraus said one of the species that jumped out at him for its changed ranking was the early hairstreak butterfly, which is now considered imperilled. The butterfly feeds on beech trees and those trees are in trouble because of an invasive disease which is leaving the butterfly at risk, he said.-follow @mrabson on Twitter.last_img read more

Austin Mahone Supports Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

first_imgThe Allstate Foundation and singer Austin Mahone are challenging teens to #GetThereSafe during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month this May and throughout the summer, the deadliest season for young drivers on the road.Austin Mahone – Get There SafeStarting today through August 8, teens across the country will have a chance to show where and how they get there safely by entering the #GetThereSafe Challenge. The winning high school will be determined by a random drawing and will receive a meet and greet with Austin in the fall.Car crashes continue to be the No. 1 killer of American teens, causing more teen deaths each year than homicide, suicide, and cancer. The Allstate Foundation’s #GetThereSafe program asks teens not to engage in three risky behaviors that cause teen crash fatalities: speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt and distractions caused by passengers in the car. To demonstrate smart driving and to enter the Challenge, teens must upload photos of themselves or their destination and select a specific driving behavior hashtag – #slowdown, #seatbelt and #nodistractions via the free #GetThereSafe app (available on iTunes and in the Google Play stores).“We should always have each other’s backs, and this program lets us do that when it really counts – behind the wheel,” said Mahone. “The fact that nearly eight teens die each day in car crashes motivated me to get involved so that my friends, family and fans can all get there safe every time they get into a car.”The #GetThereSafe program also encourages teens to flag the issue of teen safe driving in their schools and communities through social media conversations and raising a #GetThereSafe flag. High schools in the states with the highest number of teen crash fatalities – California, Texas and Florida – will highlight the teen driving issue during the month of May at #GetThereSafe flag raising events on school campuses. The flag serves as a symbol of solidarity and a visual reminder for teens to practice smart driving behaviors every time they get in the car as a driver or passenger.“We understand that driving provides teens with a sense of freedom and fun, but there is a serious responsibility that teens take on every time they get behind the wheel,” said Steve Sorenson, Allstate executive vice president of product operations. “We believe that small behavior changes, such as wearing a seatbelt and slowing down, can help teens focus on the critical task of getting to their destination safely.”According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: • Fifty–six percent of American teens in fatal car crashes were not wearing a seat belt. • Speeding is a factor in one out of every three teen fatal crashes. • For teens, adding one teen passenger to a car increases their crash risk by almost 50 percent and that risk grows exponentially as more teen passengers are added – 202 percent more likely to crash with two teen passengers and 439 percent more likely with three or more teen passengers.The #GetThereSafe program supports the commitment that The Allstate Foundation has made to help reduce teen crash fatalities. To learn more about the #GetThereSafe program, valuable tips for teen drivers, rules for the #GetThereSafe Challenge and to view social media conversations around this important topic, visit www.teensgettheresafe.com.last_img read more

TONY AWARDS 2019 – FULL LIST OF WINNERS

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Twitter James Corden performs onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The biggest night in theater was a memorable one. The 73rd Annual Tony Awards were presented on Sunday night to celebrate Broadway’s best performances of the year.Winners in each category are bolded.Best play“Choir Boy” by Tarell Alvin McCraney“The Ferryman” by Jez Butterworth *WINNER“Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus” by Taylor Mac“Ink” by James Graham“What the Constitution Means to Me” by Heidi SchreckBest revival of a musical“Kiss Me, Kate”Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” *WINNERBest musical“Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”“Beetlejuice”“Hadestown” *WINNER“The Prom”“Tootsie”Best revival of a playArthur Miller’s “All My Sons”“The Boys in the Band” by Mart Crowley *WINNER“Burn This” by Lanford Wilson“Torch Song” by Harvey Fierstein“The Waverly Gallery” by Kenneth LonerganBest performance by an actor in a leading role in a musicalBrooks Ashmanskas, “The Prom”Derrick Baskin, “Ain’t Too Proud”Alex Brightman, “Beetlejuice”Damon Daunno, “Oklahoma!”Santino Fontana, “Tootsie” *WINNERBest performance by an actress in a leading role in a musicalStephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show” *WINNERCaitlin Kinnunen, “The Prom”Beth Leavel, “The Prom”Eva Noblezada, “Hadestown”Kelli O’Hara, “Kiss Me, Kate”Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a playPaddy Considine, “The Ferryman”Bryan Cranston, “Network” *WINNERJeff Daniels, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Adam Driver, “Burn This”Jeremy Pope, “Choir Boy”Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a playAnnette Bening, “All My Sons”Laura Donnelly, “The Ferryman”Elaine May, “The Waverly Gallery” *WINNERJanet McTeer, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”Laurie Metcalf, “Hillary and Clinton”Heidi Schreck, “What the Constitution Means to Me”Best book of a musical“Ain’t Too Proud,” Dominique Morisseau“Beetlejuice,” Scott Brown and Anthony King“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell“The Prom,” Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin“Tootsie,” Robert Horn *WINNERBest original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater“Be More Chill,” Joe Iconis“Beetlejuice,” Eddie Perfect“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell *WINNER“The Prom,” Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin“To Kill a Mockingbird,” Adam Guettel“Tootsie,” David YazbekBest direction of a musicalRachel Chavkin, “Hadestown” *WINNERScott Ellis, “Tootsie”Daniel Fish, “Oklahoma!”Des McAnuff, “Ain’t Too Proud”Casey Nicholaw, “The Prom”Best direction of a playRupert Goold, “Ink”Sam Mendes, “The Ferryman” *WINNERBartlett Sher, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Ivo van Hove, “Network”George C. Wolfe, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musicalAndré De Shields, “Hadestown” *WINNERAndy Grotelueschen, “Tootsie”Patrick Page, “Hadestown”Jeremy Pope, “Ain’t Too Proud”Ephraim Sykes, “Ain’t Too Proud”Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musicalLilli Cooper, “Tootsie”Amber Gray, “Hadestown”Sarah Stiles, “Tootsie”Ali Stroker, “Oklahoma!” *WINNERMary Testa, “Oklahoma!”Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a playBertie Carvel, “Ink” *WINNERRobin De Jesús, “The Boys in the Band”Gideon Glick, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Brandon Uranowitz, “Burn This”Benjamin Walker, “All My Sons”Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a playFionnula Flanagan, “The Ferryman”Celia Keenan-Bolger, “To Kill a Mockingbird” *WINNERKristine Nielsen, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Julie White, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Ruth Wilson, “King Lear”Best choreographyCamille A. Brown, “Choir Boy”Warren Carlyle, “Kiss Me, Kate”Denis Jones, “Tootsie”David Neumann, “Hadestown”Sergio Trujillo, “Ain’t Too Proud” *WINNERBest orchestrationsMichael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, “Hadestown” *WINNERLarry Hochman, “Kiss Me, Kate”Daniel Kluger, “Oklahoma!”Simon Hale, “Tootsie”Harold Wheeler, “Ain’t Too Proud”Best scenic design of a musicalRobert Brill and Peter Nigrini, ‘Ain’t Too Proud”Peter England, “King Kong”Rachel Hauck, “Hadestown” *WINNERLaura Jellinek, “Oklahoma!”David Korins, “Beetlejuice”Best scenic design of a playMiriam Buether, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Bunny Christie, “Ink”Rob Howell, “The Ferryman” *WINNERSanto Loquasto, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Jan Versweyveld, “Network”Best costume design of a musicalMichael Krass, “Hadestown”William Ivey Long, “Beetlejuice”William Ivey Long, “Tootsie”Bob Mackie, “The Cher Show” *WINNERPaul Tazewell, “Ain’t Too Proud”Best costume design of a playRob Howell, “The Ferryman” *WINNERToni-Leslie James, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”Clint Ramos, “Torch Song”Ann Roth, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Ann Roth, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Best sound design of a musicalPeter Hylenski, “Beetlejuice”Peter Hylenski, “King Kong”Steve Canyon Kennedy, “Ain’t Too Proud”Drew Levy, “Oklahoma!”Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, “Hadestown” *WINNERBest sound design of a playAdam Cork, “Ink”Scott Lehrer, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Fitz Patton, “Choir Boy” *WINNERNick Powell, “The Ferryman”Eric Sleichim, “Network”Best lighting design of a musicalKevin Adams, “The Cher Show”Howell Binkley, “Ain’t Too Proud”Bradley King, “Hadestown” *WINNERPeter Mumford, “King Kong”Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, “Beetlejuice”Best lighting design of a playNeil Austin, “Ink” *WINNERJules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Peter Mumford, “The Ferryman”Jennifer Tipton, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, “Network”last_img read more

ADF Group reports Q2 loss revenue down from year ago citing tariff

first_imgTERREBONE, Que. – The head of steel fabricator ADF Group Inc. says the company swung to a loss in the latest quarter after tariffs imposed by the U.S. on steel weighed on business.“The loss of major contracts earlier this year, following the initial uncertainty resulting from the U.S. import duties announcement, played havoc on our fabrication schedule and manpower utilization,” said company CEO Jean Paschini on an earnings call Thursday.The company reported a loss of $532,000 in its latest quarter ending July 31, compared with a profit of $1.9 million a year ago. Losses for the last two quarters totalled $1.4 million compared with earnings of $2.3 million for the same stretch last year.ADF, which manufactures large complex steel structures, says the loss for the last quarter amounted to two cents per share compared with a profit of six cents per share a year ago.The U.S. imposed a 25 per cent tariff on imports of steel and 10 per cent tariff on aluminum at the end of May after initially giving Canada an exemption.ADF, which drew about 85 per cent of revenues from the U.S. in the last quarter, temporarily laid off 50 employees in March after losing out on major bids for U.S. projects due in part to the uncertainty over tariffs.In June, the company rolled out a work-share program that had employment insurance benefits make up for the reduced work hours for employees.Revenue for the last quarter totalled $32.2 million, down from $45.3 million in the same quarter last year.Paschini said the company expects better results in the second half of the year after securing more work despite the tariff uncertainties.The company’s order backlog stood at $141.1 million at July 31, compared with $85.5 million at Jan. 31.Companies in this story: (TSX:DRX)last_img read more

2015 NFL Preview The Eagles Cowboys And Giants Look Good Compared To

Tampa Bay2572811441664 Jacksonville20315525630 NEW COACHNEW QBEITHER Dallas Cowboys2014 Record: 12-4 | 2015 Proj. W: 9.3 | Playoff Odds: 62.2%Off. Rank: 4th | Def. Rank: 17th | S.T. Rank: 23rdCowboys owner/general manager/Senior Senator from Naboo Jerry Jones has a meddler’s reputation for a reason: In a given season over the past quarter-century, Dallas was either breaking in a new quarterback or a new coach 48 percent of the time. But for the last four years, that hasn’t been the case, as coach Jason Garrett and quarterback Tony Romo have brought an uncharacteristic amount of leadership stability to the franchise.Continuity of that sort matters in the NFL. Among teams since 19906When the NFL playoffs expanded to 12 teams. that had both the same head coach and leading passer as the previous season, about half went to the playoffs. Meanwhile, teams that were breaking in a new coach or a new QB in a given season made the playoffs only 30 percent of the time, and teams that changed both only reached the postseason 22 percent of the time. CATEGORYMADE PLAYOFFS For every 16 games over that span, the Giants also averaged about 8.5 wins, which is pretty typical of a franchise that spends most of its time being neither great nor bad. Coach Tom Coughlin is perpetually described as being on the hot seat, but that might be the opposite of true. Given New York’s resistance to change and Coughlin’s own pattern of solid seasons punctuated by the occasional Super Bowl run, his seat could very well be flame-retardant asbestos, as coarse and ancient as Coughlin himself.There’s reason to think the Giants will seesaw back toward the realm of decentness in 2015. No team was more severely crippled by injuries in 2014, according to adjusted games lost (AGL), a metric derived by Football Outsiders to account for which teams statistically suffered the most from benched and injured players. Jason Pierre-Paul’s missing finger aside,9And if you ignore the team’s ongoing health catastrophe among safeties. heavily injured teams tend to be healthier in subsequent seasons, because there’s very little relationship between a team’s AGL from one year to the next.In other words, look for another solid season from an uneventful franchise that works like clockwork. Maybe there are better situations than being a stagnant-by-design team in a division where two teams are on the rise and the fourth can’t fall any further. Then again, if this team is truly like clockwork, it’s destined to win the Super Bowl every four years — and this is that year. TEAMSEASONSCOUNTPERCENTCOUNTPERCENTCOUNTPERCENT Indianapolis257285201040 Denver25416624832 Green Bay25416312624 Carolina20315840945 Miami2572811441248 San Francisco255208321144 Buffalo2562411441352 New QB, Same Coach30.8 NY Giants25416728728 San Diego257289361248 New QB, New Coach22.1 Chicago2541615601768 While some of that is a mix of correlation and causation — good teams, if given the choice, tend not to abandon their coach/QB combinations — more continuity is associated with greater success even after controlling for a team’s existing talent level. A logistic regression on all NFL teams since 1990 shows that an average team7In terms of its Simple Rating System (SRS) score the previous season. loses 6 percentage points of playoff odds when it changes head coaches (but keeps the same QB), 11 percentage points when it switches the QB (but keeps the same coach) and 17 percentage points when both are swapped out.This suggests that constant leadership shake-ups take their toll on a team, with instability at quarterback exacting almost twice the cost (in terms of playoff probability) as a head coach shake-up. And say what you will about Jones as a meddler, but lately he’s erred on the side of ditching coaches, not QBs. While Dallas has gone through three head coaches over the past decade, Romo has been a constant under center throughout (aside from the year he missed 10 games due to injury).So by resisting the media pressure to churn through new faces at coach and (especially) quarterback, the stability of a fifth straight Garrett-Romo season puts Dallas in a comparatively strong position. New England25520624832 Same QB, Same Coach49.5 Pittsburgh2528728936 Seattle2552010401248 New Orleans255209361144 L.A./St. Louis259366241560 Washington2583212481560 Minnesota2552014561872 Dallas256248321248 FiveThirtyEight is previewing the 2015 NFL season ahead of the first game of the year. Check out our coverage of every division » Baltimore19211842842 Cleveland2283613591673 Houston13215%215%323% Philadelphia2541613521352 Houston/Tennessee2541613521456 Phoenix/Arizona2572816641872 Kansas2562411441248 Cincinnati2541610401352 L.A./Oakland25114413521664 In preparation for the 2015 NFL season, FiveThirtyEight is running a series of eight division previews, each highlighting the numbers that may influence a team’s performance (including projections and rankings based on ESPN’s preseason Football Power Index). Up today: the NFC East. It may not always be the best — or even the most competitive — division in football, but it’s always the NFL’s most visceral, featuring four teams that aren’t so much rivals as mortal enemies. Beneath the violence, though, the East is also about contrasting levels of continuity, and perhaps never more so than in the wake of the Eagles’ startling offseason makeover. Atlanta256249361040 Detroit2562414561872 Philadelphia Eagles2014 Record: 10-6 | 2015 Projected Wins: 9.4 | Playoff Odds: 63.6%Offensive Rank: 7th | Defensive Rank: 16th | Special Teams Rank: 3rdCoach Chip Kelly is running the Eagles like the Ship of Theseus. If a team is the sum of its parts, and a ton of those parts change, is it still the same team?During the spring, Kelly jettisoned his starting quarterback, Nick Foles, for a promising QB with balsa-wood knees, Sam Bradford.1Fans want the pope to bless the knees when he is in town; in fairness, that may be a rational reaction when the alternative is Mark Sanchez. He sent Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo in exchange for an injured linebacker. He ditched a whole slew of veteran standbys.2To name just a few: LB Trent Cole, CB Cary Williams, G Todd Herremans, TE James Casey and WR Jeremy Maclin. He guaranteed $21 million to running back DeMarco Murray within days of signing RB Ryan Mathews for $5 million guaranteed. He went on to spend a guaranteed $95.1 million more in free agency. Also, Tim Tebow now plays for this team.In other words, the overarching theme of the Eagles’ offseason was chaos — far more so than would be expected of a team coming off a 10-6 campaign.To measure the continuity (or discontinuity) of a team’s roster, we tracked the percentage of its players’ Approximate Value3Pro-Football-Reference.com’s way of measuring a player’s overall contribution to his team. (AV) from one season that returned to the team the next year. Since 1970, the average NFL team has kept about 78 percent of its AV from the previous year, with the other 22 percent departing in the league’s cycle of life — players retire, get traded, leave in free agency, etc.Teams as good as Philly was last season tend to retain more talent than average. Since the Eagles went 10-6 a year ago, we’d have expected them to bring back 82 percent of their AV, which would rank 11th-highest in football this season. But all that chaos means that Philadelphia’s projected continuity percentage4Based on its 2015 roster as of Aug. 21. for 2015 is merely 68 percent, good for fourth-lowest in the league.Only the San Francisco 49ers had a larger negative disparity between their expected and actual continuity rates, and the Niners might have just suffered through the worst offseason in NFL history. By contrast, the Eagles’ moves were largely by choice: Kelly turned this roster upside down as part of his grand plan to bring a Super Bowl to Philadelphia.If he succeeds, though, he’ll be bucking four and a half decades of NFL history. Even after controlling for their Simple Rating System (SRS) scores the previous season, teams that had as much roster turnover5As measured by continuity percentage relative to the league average. as the Eagles tended to win about a half-game fewer than would be expected if they’d posted an average rate of continuity.As we said in March, Kelly might be some sort of lunatic savant. But it remains to be seen if his Ship of Theseus is seaworthy enough to get the Eagles back to the playoffs. New York Giants2014 Record: 6-10 | 2015 Proj. W: 7.7 | Playoff Odds: 27.7%Off. Rank: 11th | Def. Rank: 26th | S.T. Rank: 27thNew York’s obnoxious devotion to its own history is also realized in its player management strategy: The team typically treasures continuity to the point of boredom.8At least in terms of actual football moves — if there’s a Giants roster shake-up in the offseason, it probably requires a visit from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. But consistency at the expense of dynamism has generally paid off for the Giants — two Super Bowls during the Tom Coughlin-Eli Manning years ain’t shabby.Over the past 25 seasons, the Giants were breaking in a new coach or a new quarterback just 28 percent of the time. Only Green Bay and Houston (a franchise that’s only been around for 13 seasons) have had a lower coach/QB turnover rate. Washington2014 Record: 4-12 | 2015 Proj. W: 5.7 | Playoff Odds: 5.7%Off. Rank: 27th | Def. Rank: 22nd | S.T. Rank: 12thWashington is, as always, a disaster. The team’s Elo rating hit its all-time10Or at least, since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. nadir in mid-November of last season, and Washington promptly built on that to set new record lows each of the next four weeks. It had the worst passing defense in the league last year by multiple metrics. Former starting quarterback Robert Griffin III is, when healthy, one of the worst in the league. Coach Jay Gruden will sit him in Week 1 in favor of backup Kirk Cousins … who also is one of the worst in the league.Did we say “disaster”? This is a cordoned-off federal Superfund site. And it all starts with toxic mismanagement.In a given year since 1990, there was a 1-in-3 chance that Washington was breaking in a new coach, and no quarterback has been the team’s top passer for more than three consecutive seasons since Mark Rypien in 1993. The team’s longest-running coach-QB collaboration was Rypien and Joe Gibbs, which lasted four years.In the 16 seasons since Daniel Snyder, noted bastion of team-owning excellence, bought the franchise in 1999, Washington has churned through eight head coaches and nine passing leaders. Under Snyder’s watch, there’s been a 69 percent chance that at least one of those two key personnel positions was changed in a given season. Other teams — Cleveland, Detroit and Minnesota — have been slightly more chaotic over the same span, but all it would take for Washington to grab the lead would be Cousins losing his starting job at QB or Gruden getting fired. (Neither of these things is particularly unlikely.)Washington’s most significant offseason move was hiring a GM, Scot McCloughan, who spent last season living on a farm. But, for once, that’s not the punch line — McCloughan is an acclaimed talent evaluator. And Washington also boasted a slightly above-average level of roster stability this offseason, with 79 percent of the team’s 2014 AV projecting to return to the team in 2015. In a strange twist, the franchise known for its volatility has the highest continuity rate of any team in the NFC East.11The Giants also checked in at 79 percent, a few decimal points behind Washington. The ongoing preseason RGIII drama suggests that Washington’s days of dysfunction are far from over, but there are at least some signals for hope that the team won’t be defined by tumult and misrule forever. NY Jets2583213521768 New Coach, Same QB30.4% read more