Reads Listens Views 11/21/2014

Mural by "Phlegm" found at Colossal.
Mural by “Phlegm” found at Colossal.

Shark Mural, David Cobb Film Room, Swinging the Mallett, The Overview Effect, and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.

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.

Listens – Ken Block’s Gymkhana Seven: Wild In The Streets of Los Angeles

(H/T to Joe Bryant, who in his youth was probably doing this in his pink Cadillac in the wee hours of a College Station morning)

RSP Film Room No.13 – Minnesota RB David Cobb w/Emory Hunt

For a complete list of RSP Film Room episodes, check out this page. Future guests include Sigmund Bloom and Optimum Scouting’s Matt Harmon.

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

Ikonoclast's avatar Ikonoclast @Ikonoclast @MattWaldman so, I have to share with you…I’m a bad RSP promoter…and I apologize

@MattWaldman the problem is that the RSP represents such an advantage, I can’t bear to tell my 22 year0old dynasty league owners about it 1h

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)

Views – Why Elephants never Forget


Reads (Life In General)

Listens – A New Acoustic Instrument That Creates Sounds Like a Digital (title from Colossal)


Pencil Drawing by Christo Dagorov. More of his work found at
Pencil Drawing by Christo Dagorov. More of his work found at

Listens – Julian “Cannonball” Adderly performing “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”

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