Reads Listens Views 4/20/2012

12th Rounder…


I’m incredibly thankful to have the readers I do. I have thoroughly enjoyed the feedback I’ve received this month from those of you downloading the 2012 Rookie Scouting Portfolio. And by popular demand, I am finally writing a post-draft add-on to the 2012 RSP, which will be available with the publication beginning May 6.

If you purchase the 2012 RSP before the draft, keep your login and password and it will allow you to download the add-on at no extra charge (Note: I am not selling the add-on separately, because the information is based on the research and analysis presented in the book.). So far the response to the add-on has been spectacular.

Without getting too personal, I first decided to write the 2006 Rookie Scouting Portfolio at a point in my life that I can best describe as a “soul-testing.” A lot of things I held as meaningful in my life had been stripped away in the years leading to my decision to hole up in a hotel room and watch nearly 130 hours of game footage in a week between short naps.When I left that room more losses were ahead.

At the the time, the RSP was an experiment that I was going to give 3-5 years. Now preparing for my eighth year, I’m beginning to think of it as my own rock hammer out of my personal Shawshank. I’m more excited about the 2013 publication than any other.

Football Reads

Jene Bramel and His Awesome IDP Draft Thread

The Real Deal: Longtime NFL O-Line Coach Larry Zierlein Breaks Down NFL Draft Prospects

My Top Five Tight Ends via the New York Times Fifth Down Blog

None-Football Reads

Timothy Leary for The Viral Age

Two New Scandals From The UC-Davis Pepper Spraying – One of them is the students were congregating on campus legally and the chancellor know it. Shame on her.

Redistricting – How Powerful Interests Are Drawing You Out of a Vote



Thanks to my friend Sarah for sharing this ink pen street drawing – yes, ink pen – on her Facebook page.

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