Reads Listens Views 6/6/14

Photo by Lucretia Pruitt
Photo by Lucretia Pruitt

Dr. IDP Jene Bramel, Anoushka Shankar, Shark Appreciating Diver, RSPWP3, and RSP Post-Draft 

What is Reads Listens Views?

If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  I post links on Fridays to content I’m saving for later consumption or pieces that I found compelling. You may not like everything listed here, but you’re bound to like something.


Norah Jones’ sister can burn. No lie.

Download the 2014 Rookie Scouting Portfolio + Post-Draft Update!

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 2014 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Post-Draft Add-On is ready for download.  If you’re in a dynasty league, the combination of the 2014 RSP and the RSP Post-Draft will have you prepared for this year and beyond. Want details? Need details? I have ’em right here:

  • 84 pages
  • How to use the RSP and RSP-Post Draft together
  • Overrated/Underrated
  • Good/Bad post-draft fits
  • UDFAs to watch
  • Long-term dynasty waiver wire gems
  • Strategic overview of 2014 rookie drafts
  • Tiered Value Chart Cheat Sheet across all positions
  • Post-Draft rankings analysis and commentary–including notes about impending contracts years of competition on the depth charts
  • Average Draft Position (ADP) Data of 19 dynasty drafts
  • RSP Ranking-to-ADP Value Data
  • Raw Data Worksheets to continue calculating additional ADP data for future drafts

Hell, take a video tour of the 2013 post-draft to see what I mean:

Seriously, this analysis is worth the price of the 2014 RSP package alone, but you get this as a part of your purchase with the 2014 RSP. Remember 10 percent of each sale is donated to Darkness to Light to prevent sexual abuse in communities across the United States. While that alone should get you to download the RSP package, do it because you will be blown away with the detail and insight of the analysis and content. It’s why the RSP has grown so much in the past nine years.

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.

Download the 2014 RSP and RSP Post-Draft here

In Case You Missed It/Coming Soon

Reads/Views (Football)


The shark appreciates the dude for freeing him from torture (shut up amateur marine biologists–sometimes common sense prevails).

 Reads (Life In General)


Here’s the thing about music, especially music like this: Close your eyes and ignore the video of the dated hair, clothes, and facilities and listen. In fact, it’s essentially good advice to end this post: Get past the superficial, the desire to appear cool or be right. Just listen.


3 responses to “Reads Listens Views 6/6/14”

  1. love the blog man…the football stuff’s beyond good, but your music tastes add that little extra je ne sais quoi that pushes it over the edge.

    here’s a badass indian guitarist you might dig based on the sitar clip above.

  2. Matt, I swear the more you write this blog, the wiser you become. I am going to use that last piece of advice for my 13-year-old daughter, who is smart and kind, but still, 13. (“Get past the superficial, the desire to appear cool or be right. Just listen.”)

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