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|3 weeks 3 days ago||Money at Ole Miss||
I used to to date the older sister/close confidant of a highly regarded kid coming out of SEC country a few years ago. She said that at most places he was looking at, there are vague assurances that you'll be taken care of. At Ole Miss, there were essentially dudes carrying burlap sacks with dollar signs on them.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Very historical||
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Big man development||
The bigs on this roster have been tough to watch. But Mitch McGary showed real development in his abbreviated time here, and Jordan Morgan's development was nothing short of phenomenal. I think our main problem with bigs has been an inability to consistently recruit at a high level. That said, I'm excited to see how Wagner and Wilson progress.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Fighting to keep a state||
Fighting to keep a state institution racially segregated by law is also wrong in this day and age, and it was equally wrong in Byrd's day and age.
Byrd is a guy who actively faught against any reasonable notion of racial equality while acting as the head of the institution that still valorizes him. His moral failures are, in my mind, just as grave as Paterno's, and I'm not sure that I see an argument for keeping monuments to one but not the other.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Remembering and valorizing||
Remembering and valorizing are two different things. Was it "PC bullshit" when Penn State took down the Paterno statue?
|14 weeks 11 hours ago||Interesting writing||
Interesting writing personified as Whitlock. Does not compute.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I really enjoy watching||
I really enjoy watching Draymond Green in the NBA. And it's interesting for me to note that a lot of what I like him for now was on display in East Lansing, but I...couldn't really appreciate it as much then.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Fumbles are weird, and also the denominator||
Fumbles are weird, and also the denominator matters: all else equal, a team that forces more 3-and-outs and controls the ball longer will force and recover Fewer fumbles.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I know it's a different||
I know it's a different sport, but Brian Cardinal was allowed to play 13 years at Purdue.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||You're certainly free to not||
You're certainly free to not like the piece, but the important point -- relevant to overhead ballistics -- is that it's a satire of SAS's own standard mode of polemic. Again, you can reasonably not enjoy the satire, but when you criticize it as something other than satire, Hard Gay's diagram becomes vindicated.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Bird's track record||
Other not-super-hyped wings who excelled under Larry Legend (and not necessarily elsewhere): Paul George, Danny Granger, Lance Stephenson. Hope this recent success continues.
|24 weeks 8 hours ago||I don't know if this has been||
I don't know if this has been covered before, but Drevno looks a lot like Louis CK sometimes.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Marketability||
Besides the beard, I think Harden is also actually a pretty skilled comedic actor (probably second after Blake Griffin, IMO). I know bupkiss about marketing, but I'd have to think that this factors. Kia commercials aren't just effective because Blake Griffin is a well-known basketball player, they're effective because they're actually funny. (Caveat: perhaps they're not effective. Again, bupkiss.)
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I'd feel worse for him||
I'd feel worse for him staying on the Kings. Both franchises have been awful on the court, but the Sixers have a (very tenuous) path forward, which Nik could potentially be a part of. I don't see any evidence at all of such a path with Sacramento.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I dunno, I'd probably||
Yeah, I dunno, I'd probably decide on "better franchise" based on something along the lines of their respective chances of being late-round playoff teams in the next five or so years. By that metric, I'd go with the Sixers. Who could be all means continue being terrible. But given their assets -- lottery 5s and otherwise -- I think they def have a better chance of breaking through than do the Kings.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||The occurance of disasters is||
The occurance of disasters is an excellent prompt to donate, and I also encourage everyone who can to do so. I'd also encourage everyone to do some research about where their money is going and how it's likely to be used. Specifically, I'd strongly encourage givers to resist the urge in give in such a way that their money is earmarked for Nepalese disaster relief. The bottleneck in providing immediate disaster relief is generally not money (as we saw in post-earthquake Haiti, post-Sandy NY, post-tsunami Japan, etc.), and making generalized donations now can help improve the responses available for future disasters.
Along these lines, Felix Salmon, in the aftermath of Sandy, made what I thought was a strong case for giving to MSF rather than the Red Cross:
"Which isn’t to say that donating money is a bad idea, when disasters hit. But it is to say that donating money to the Red Cross might not be the best use of your dollars. My advice is to give instead to MSF, or an organization like it, which is dealing with disasters every day of the year. That gave them the experience ability to respond quickly when disaster struck in the USA — and it also means that if your money would be put to more urgent use somewhere else, like Zimbabwe or Honduras or Chad, then that’s where it will go. We should spend as much money as is needed here — but don’t force the matter and earmark $117 million for Sandy relief, when no one knows whether even the Red Cross thinks it can sensibly spend that much. The Red Cross didn’t need to promise to spend all that money on Sandy and Sandy alone, but it made that promise anyway."
|41 weeks 5 days ago||This point tends to get||
This point tends to get carried too far. No reasonable idea of usefulness would reduce to immediate and specific vocational preparation. Case in point: the training that a good student receives in a good philosophy department (cultivating, namely, the ability to think precisely and to manage complex ideas) can be of enormous value, both in a variety of employment contexts and in the general practice of citizenship.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||So in otherwords: you like||
So in otherwords: you like the aspect of the uniform that looks very much like a million other uniforms Michigan basketball has worn, but you're not a huge fan of the glaring dick-cumberbun that's been vomited onto the shorts? To me, that would mean that I don't like the uniform.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Head injury vs. joint injury||
I never played past high school, but I did manage to accumulate a fair amount of joint injury: a torn ACL/meniscus and four subsequent knee surgeries and continued wear left me unable to do anything ballistic with my legs at a young age, and I already have a fair amount of arthritis in that knee and same-side hip, both of which I assume will have to get replaced at some point going forward.
I know that this pails in comparison to the joint injury/pain that a lot of guys go through, but I say it to establish the fact that I can appreciate the costs of joint damage. That said, I'm grateful that, aside from getting my bell rung a few times, I never accumulated much head trauma. I just see a qualitative difference between brain injury and bodily injury; bodily injury can alter your life, making it inconvenient and painful (in ways that I acknowledge can be pretty awful), but brain injury can fundamentally change who you are. And this is what I, and I assume others, find so frightening about the risk from concussions. I could see myself with full information trading a few years of playing a sport that I love for a future of moderate physical disability. I could never see myself making that trade for a future of middle-aged advanced dementia.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||It's interesting to see this||
It's interesting to see this outcome after reading a really fascinating Grantland piece recently on advanced defensive metrics: http://grantland.com/features/department-of-defense/. Among other things, the article makes the case for Chris Paul as the best perimeter defender in the association.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Honest, straight-faced answer: I would give zero||
Honest, straight-faced answer: I would give zero fucks if I was largely clueless about where guys would end up before they committed somewhere. I would care more about losing scouting content, but that content doesn't seem to me to be dependent on the element of the business model in question.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Me directly answering your question does not||
Me directly answering your question does not qualify as going off on a wild tangent.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||With respect go the question of whether anyone||
With respect go the question of whether anyone would pay him a cent: possibly, though at the margin, certainly fewer. my broader, more tangential point: the world would not be a poorer place if some of these hypothetical guys were to empty their contact lists of 16-year-olds and go back to selling insurance or whatever.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||The 'certain definition of value' I referenced is||
The 'certain definition of value' I referenced is the one that you presuppose: the one that centers entirely on the guy running the site. A piece of recruiting info also carries value for (at least some) of the people who absorb it, whether or not they pay. It also carries some (possibly negative) value for the players/coaches/families from which it was extracted.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Under a certain definition of 'value', yes.Also,||
Under a certain definition of 'value', yes.
Also, I'm not entirely convinced by my own argument, but I'm much less convinced by your fact/opinion distinction, either with respect to its logical structure or its application to statements about what recruits will do.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||I dunno, man. I have a really hard time swallowing||
I dunno, man. I have a really hard time swallowing the notion of statements of fact about the world as property. Whatever the legal framework, items of prose seem to me to be qualitatively different from kernels of knowledge, and it seems to me that the latter can't properly 'belong' to anybody.
Granted, there's a collective action problem here; if everybody gets info for free, then nobody gets paid to collect it, and everybody gets less recruiting bits. But I feel confident in saying that the socially optimal level of recruit pestering is way lower than what goes on now.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||I could be mistaken, but my||
I could be mistaken, but my impression of the twitterverse is that you could find a cure for cancer, and you'd still get a dozen people telling you that you're a vagina that rhymes with "punt".
Which is not to say that York hasn't earned some vitriol.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Whatever. Facebook is rightly||
Whatever. Facebook is rightly horrified at Swift's suggestion:
|52 weeks 7 hours ago||Before or after the game?||
Before or after the game?
|1 year 11 hours ago||The success of autodidacts||
The success of autodidacts doesn't mean that schools are useless. And I think we may have to agree to disagree on the interpretation of my experience; in my view, there is vanishingly little danger here, and the use of (very modest) university resources to encourage students to be less shitty than I was at times in undergrad seems reasonable.