This week’s RLV: Best commercial ever, The Chicken, The Bag Man, and a freudian slip.
What is Reads Listens Views?
If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome. I post links on Friday to content I’m saving for later consumption. You may not like everything listed here, but you’re bound to like something.
Views -Best Commercial Ever
No contest. I might start watching this one daily.
Download the 2014 Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Friday’s are also my chance to thank you for reading my work, encourage you to follow the RSP blog, and download the Rookie Scouting Portfolio publication.
The RSP is available every April 1 for download. This year’s RSP is nearly 300 pages in the draft guide section and filled with analysis of 164 skill position prospects that has earned a loyal following:
- Draft history analysis
- Overrated/Underrated analysis
- Multidimensional player comparisons
- Individual skills analysis by position
You can learn more about the RSP here. If you want to see samples of the play-by-play notes I take to write the analysis, you can find them here. If you want to know what my readers say about it, look here. If you want a quick video tour, here it is:
If you don’t have time to look into details, know that once you look through the RSP, there will be no question in your mind that I do the work, that I have a plan about the work that I do, and that you get more than your money’s worth. It’s why more and more draftniks every spring can’t wait until April 1.
If you think that’s a ton, you ain’t seen nothing. When you purchase the RSP, you also get a free post-draft publication that’s available for download a week after the NFL Draft. Fantasy football owners tell me all the time that this alone is worth the price.
Best yet, 10 percent of each RSP sale is donated to Darkness to Light, a non-profit devoted to preventing and addressing sexual abuse through community training in schools, religious groups, and a variety of civic groups across the U.S.
Here is what the RSP donated to D2L this year. According to D2L, the RSP’s 2013 donation amount was enough to train 250 adults in communities across the country.
- The 2014 RSP Writers Project -Sometime after the draft, we’ll get this rolling.
- Kapri Bibbs: Good vs. Great Vision
- On the Couch w/Sigmund Bloom – Bloom, Lammey, and I will talk about the RB class.
- No-Huddle Series: Wisconsin RB James White
- Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money – Excellent work from Steven Godfrey. I don’t care that he couldn’t name sources. I understand why.
- Why I’d Take Teddy Bridgewater No.1 Overall – Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders makes his argument for Bridgewater.
- Vikings Territory Scouting Report on Johnny Manziel – Arif Hasan did the work here. Do I agree with all of it? No,but it doesn’t make it any less thought-provoking and well-executed .
- Why Offensive Linemen Are Valued Highly – Ryan Riddle’s thorough piece on the o-line and team-building
- Building NFL Fortunes-This is an old article from Josh Peter when he was with the New Orleans Times-Picayune, but still worth a read.
I couldn’t have written a more appropriate freudian slip to come from Fox News.
Reads (Life In General)
- Can a New Twist on a Native American Tradition Help Solve America’s Prison Crisis? – I haven’t read, but I have watched the video (in the article) and this is a must read/view.
- How to Get a Buttcrapload of People to Read What You Write – 30-minute presentation that tells a humorous, informative story. Thanks, Adam McDonald.
- How to Effectively Beat A Red-Light Camera Ticket – Fun read even if I’m sure some lawyer reading this will come along and tell me it’s not effective.
- Stop Comparing the NSA to 1984 (and Start Comparing It to Philip K. Dick) – Haven’t read it yet, but it looks appealing.
- Cockpit Voice Recorder Database – Leave it to Keith Overton to find something this fascinating–an account of a hijack attempt on a Memphis FedEx flight in 1994.
- Welcome to the End of the World – This 16-minute film is a beautiful story. Hat-tip to Joe Bryant.
- Why Hydrogen-Powered Cars Will Drive Elon Musk Crazy -I’d just like to see them on the roads more than gas-powered vehicles.