Reads Listens Views 10/3/2014

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Siamese Fighting Fish; RSP Film Room Hangouts; Waltz on the walls of city hall, on Bill Simmons’ suspension, and more…

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.

Views – Waltz On the Walls of City Hall (Skip this and you’re a fool . . . )

RSP Film Room Google Hangouts

Here’s a two-hour hangout that Ryan Lownes and I did last night: We watched South Carolina RB Mike Davis and Florida State WR Rashad Greene

Future guests will include Optimum Scouting’s Alex Brown, Footballguys’ Cecil Lammey, Sideline Views Lance Zierlein.

You can subscribe to my YouTube channel or this blog to see the Film Room sessions with Rotoworld Josh Norris and Sigmund Bloom of Footballguys.

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)

Zierlein jumps off the QB train  with his selection of J.J. Watt as his No.1 pick. Photo by The Brit_2.
Chris Baldwin, your pizza his here . . . Photo by The Brit_2.

Listens/Views – OK Go – Skyscrapers

Reads (Life In General)

Listens/Views – “Nuance” by Marc-Antoine Locatelli

Views – How Wolves Change Rivers

Views-(NSFW) WTF is Cultural Appropriation

Well done…

2 responses to “Reads Listens Views 10/3/2014”

  1. Really liked the post and love the site, Matt. Just one thing regarding the Janitor video: the reason many people talk about cultural appropriation is not to tell us,white people, that we can’t like hip-hop or blues. It is brought up, for instance, when talking about Milley Cyrus not because she shouldn’t twerk because she’s white, but because she seems to be using black women and black culture as a way to change the way she is seen. To escape being thought of only as Hanna Montana she decided to sexualise her image, and to do so by twerking and using black dancers. The problem people have with that is that she’s using the (racist) hypersexualisation of black women for financial purposes. Others, like Dodai Stewart (, have written about it and done a far better job of it than me, and you should probably read what their pieces, if you’d like to understand better why so many people talk about cultural appropriation. Sorry if there are too many gramatical errors in here or if this sounds too preachy, that was not the intent behind it, and the reason it might sound that way is because english is not my first language. Keep up the good work.

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