Reads Listens Views 9/19/2014


Portuguese artist Bordalo II  is using mounds to trash to create art in Lisbon. Photo by  Bordalo II.

Portuguese artist Bordalo II is using mounds to trash to create art in Lisbon. Photo by Bordalo II.

Sammy Watkins’ auspicious start, RSP Film Room Google Hangouts, How Gangs Took Over Prisons, Dancing Traffic Lights, and #whyistayed. 

Views – The Dancing Traffic Light

This fun, innovative solution got 81 percent more people to stop at red lights rather than try to cross intersections at the wrong time.

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.

RSP Film Room Google Hangouts

I’ve been testing the waters with this concept for a couple of years, but didn’t feel comfortable posting them until recently. The one above is last week’s Film Room Hangout featuring the tape Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon vs. LSU and assorted footage of Alabama WR Amari Cooper.

These are hour-long shows and I will have guests. Later today, I’ll post a Hangout with Sigmund Bloom. Future guests will include Rotoword’s Josh Norris, Draft Breakdown’s Ryan Lownes, Bleacher Report’s Ryan Riddle, and Footballguys’ Cecil Lammey.

I’ve had a couple of folks who especially enjoyed the series inquire about making this a podcast. I’m not sure how effective it will be without the visuals, but I’ll give it some thought.

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)

Watkins has the upside to lap the field of some fine receiver prospects when it comes to NFL potential. Photo by PDA.Photo.

Watkins has the upside to lap the field of some fine receiver prospects when it comes to NFL potential. Photo by PDA.Photo.

Listens

A Time to Speak: A Speech by Charles Morgan

 Reads (Life In General)

 

Listens – Heather Headley

Listens – Sonny Rollins 1974 Rescued at Ronnie Scott’s

Listens –  Wilhelm Stenhammar – Intermezzo from Sangen, Op.44

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