If you are a Footballguys subscriber, an Audible listener, Bleacher Report reader, or a frequenter of Twitter, then odds are you know the peripatetic football intellectual that is Sigmund Bloom. Happy birthday to my colleague, football muse, and friend and thank you for what you contribute to this community – substantial is too bland of a word for what you do. I think if Bloom could have the equivalent of a Parisian salon and be the Gertrude Stein of football, he’d be hosting writers yesterday. In a sense, I have a feeling he already is doing so in the virtual sense.
RSP Writers Project
Jene Bramel, Alessandro Miglio, and Matt Miller have submitted their projects and I will be posting them within the next 10-14 days. I also have three projects from readers that I believe will be worthwhile posts. At least one of them will be posted early next week. I’m doing two teams (because I’m hosting this monster). My first finished roster will preview later this weekend. Q&A will be coming before I leave on…
I’m heading to Memphis for a little R&R, so blog posts are likely to be sporadic next week. The Stax Museum, the Civil Rights Museum, the Southern Folklore Museum, Cozy Corner BBQ, Charlie Vergos, Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken (and Gus’), BBQ Shop, Payne’s, King’s Palace, BB King’s Blues Club, and Wild Bill’s (perhaps) is on the itinerary. If you have a suggestion for food, sites, or blues/jazz, drop me a line.
Fantasy Football Reads
Jeff Tefertiller is a prolific writer at Footballguys.com and his column Dynasty News You Can Use has some helpful nuggets distributed throughout. Look for Bobby Rainey to get a chance to make some noise and land a reserve role if Bernard Pierce continues to disappoint like he did in OTAs.
IDP? Eyes of the Guru is a great read every year. Check out John Norton’s column on the AFC West. You’ll be hooked.
Football Outsiders’ writer Mike Tanier’s Walkthrough column. Good writer, fun read, and he’s out of his flipping mind if he walks out of a dimly lit room with game film of Franco Harris and Edgerrin James, and chooses Harris. He even alludes to that likelihood. Get in there, Tanier.
Congratulations to Josh Norris, who can now officially announce that he’s heading up Rotoworld’s new draft section of the web site. He gives his takes on the Supplemental Draft Prospects (almost wrote “projects,” Freudian Slip?) for July 11.
Not a Notre Dame fan, but I am a Cierre Wood fan. Dane Brugler (through Rob Rang) has some good things to say about the running back.
Still Confused about the Higgs Boson? Read This. Read it because I’m not. Tell me what I missed. Okay, maybe I’ll read it later.
When politicians have real moments: Michael Bloomberg, “Who Wrote this ‘Shizzle’?”
The Seatbelts – Spokey Dokey
The Seatbelts – “Tank” (theme of Cowboy Bebop)