Reads Listens Views 12/5/2014

Drunk in Autumn by Zhao Na. Posted originally at Colossal.
Drunk in Autumn by Zhao Na. Posted originally at Colossal.

Drunk in Autumn, Jameis Winston Film Room, Darrell Talley broke and broken, and why you should take your ideological opposite to lunch.

What is Reads Listens Views?

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

Listens – Whit Sidener Tribute Concert

Fine band. I was classmates with the drummer. He used to occasionally take pity on me and let me jam with him.

RSP Film Room No.14 – FSU QB Jameis Winston w/Sigmund Bloom

For a complete list of RSP Film Room episodes, check out this page. Future guests include Optimum Scouting’s Matt Harmon, running back Chad Spann, and Justis Mosqueda.

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 year-old 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:

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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.

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In Case You Missed It/Coming Soon

Reads/Views (Football)

Views – Elizabeth Lesser: Take “the Other” to Lunch


There’s an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them “the mystic” and “the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue — by going to lunch with someone who doesn’t agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what’s really in their hearts.

Reads (Life In General)

Listens – Three Leaf “Lights Out”

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