I’m serving it up once again at the RSP headquarters and I want to thank all of you for reading, following, and investing (see below) in the RSP blog. I’m about 6-8 players away from finishing film study and the 2013 RSP publication is on track for its April 1 publication date. If you are new to my blog, I post a Reads Listens Views article every Friday. It’s a little football, a little music, and a lot of things I want to share that are about world at large.
Thank you for making the RSP possible.
Listens I: Music to Read By – “Space Captain”
- Draft Winds: A study of Cordarrelle Patterson – Chris Kouffman did a memorable piece about Cam Newton. He gives Patterson a similar treatment. Stay tuned, Nick Whalen has something in-depth coming about Patterson for the RSP Blog that is going to be an equally fascinating study of a different scope.
- Lewin Career Forecast at Football Outsiders – Always a fun read from Aaron Schatz.
- On The Balance Between Statistics and Performance – Cian Fahey takes a play and shows why analysis often requires a balanced perspective of data and observation.
Listens II: Music to Watch Wide Receivers By – “Chatter”
I remember seeing Stern in Miami when I was 19 and he still kicks ass. The tenor and drum solos got the most applause – deservedly so. If you like wild rides then is a good one.
- A Heart-Stopping Ride Aboard the Navy’s Great Green Fleet – Yep, that’s right it could be the military leading the way on climate change initiatives in our country. You have to love the military. They could care less what some politicians are trying to deny. They’re accepting it and moving forward. Fascinating read that should give you even further respect for the Navy (even if you’re Army or a Marine).
- Researchers Find That Dolphins Call Each Other By Name – I hope I live long enough to see the day when we learn Dolphin curse words (things they call sharks).
- Organic Tomatoes Are Better For You – And other fruits and vegetables if you want to take that risk academics can’t and project the obvious.
- How Industrial Pot Growers Ravage the Land: A Google Earth Tour – Sounds anti-legalization, right? Wrong. Government clusterfucking at it’s finest.
Listens III: Tedeschi Encore
Views: Six Reasons to Buy the 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio (No Order of Importance Needed) – You can pre-order now or buy April 1 when available for download.
- You’re Investing in the RSP Blog: Your purchase indicates this blog is worth reading. I can allocate time and resources into it and provide additional free analysis and host projects with great football writers.
- You Get Free, In-Depth Analysis of Players at the Blog That Few Discuss Until They Show Something in a Game:
- Right or Wrong About Players, You See “My Math”:In the back of the RSP is hundreds of pages of grade sheets, play-by-play analysis, and a glossary that defines my grading criteria.
- Speaking of Dynasty Leagues . . . Here Are Some Noted “Values” From Past Publication Pre-Draft Fantasy Rankings
- Randall Cobb No.3
- Ahmad Bradshaw (No.4)
- Ray Rice (No.2)
- Matt Forte (No.5)
- Joseph Addai (No.3)
- Maurice Jones-Drew (No.5)
- Steve Smith (NYG No.3)
- Russell Wilson (No.4)
- Demarco Murray (No.4)
- Andre Roberts (No.5)
- Eric Decker (No.6)
- Aaron Hernandez (No.1)
- Dennis Pitta (No.4)
- And Players I Thought Were Overvalued . . .
- Robert Meachem (No.14)
- Tim Tebow (No.11)
- Ted Ginn (N/R)
- Matt Leinart (No.3)
- Lendale White (No.6)
- Darren McFadden (No.11) *Yes, too low perhaps – but has he been a consistent fantasy option?
- Andrew Caldwell (No.12)
- James Hardy (No.11)
- You Show Children That You Care About Protecting Them: After the Penn State Scandal, I decided to make it a long-term commitment of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio to donate 10 percent of every sale to Darkness to Light’s mission to end sexual abuse through community training and awareness.