Bourdain at the Waffle House, Academic study on QB and race discrimination, ITP, Snarky Puppy, Dynasty Tiers, and lots more.
Snarky Puppy “Outlier (We Like It Here)”
If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome. On Fridays I post links to pieces that I’ve found personally compelling or to content I hope will scratch that itch, but I haven’t read yet.
As I’ve long said about this Friday feature, you may not like everything listed here, but you’re bound to like something.
Race and Quarterback Survival in the NFL – The Journal for Sports Economics has a study examining data from 2001-2009 that has determined that black QBs are found to be 1.98-2.46 times more likely to be benched. Marginal evidence is also found that blakc QBs face less discrimination in areas with a larger percentage of black residents (remember when I said on the Audible that some teams ownership wouldn’t want a QB that wouldn’t be welcome at their country club’s luncheon as the speaker and honored guest? Yeah, well…) Additionally, it has been observed that when white quarterbacks are benched, the team improves by more than when black quarterbacks are benched. This provides evidence that there is a cost to this discrimination. This article costs money to read, but the above is the abstract of the study.
- RSP Film Room Guest Brandon Howard of SportsTalk Florida interviews Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi
- Peter King: A Quarterback and His Game Plan, Part I: Five Days to Learn 171 Plays – Unintentional evidence why flash-frying a QB is generally ill-advised.
- Mark Schofield: Cody Kessler On Two: Decision-Making – Inside the Pylon’s fine game analyst.
- Smart Notes — Defending Packaged Plays, Baylor’s Lazy Offense, Buck Sweep, Murder – Chris Brown enlightens us that some of Mr. Coleman’s blocking issues are encouraged.
- Mark Schofield: The Route Running Clinic: Amari Cooper – Let’s make it a twin bill.
- Willie Snead, Pass-Catching Accountant – Let’s throw some love David Archibald’s way and make it a triple feature for ITP.
Views: RSP Boiler Room Video Short: Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell-Part II
If you haven’t checked out the RSP Boiler Room Vids, you’ll enjoy these short episodes packed with the goods.
Download the 2015 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.
If you’re in a dynasty league, the combination of the 2015 RSP and the RSP Post-Draft will have you prepared for this year and beyond.
Here’s just a sample of what my readers–new and old–are saying about the 2015 RSP. (Get ready for “Squee!” “Dammit” and jaws dropping)
Take a video tour of the 2015 pre-draft to see what I mean:
Seriously, this analysis is worth the price of the 2015 RSP package alone, but you also get the post-draft addendum with your purchase of the 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 10 years.
Listens/Views: The Loop Loft All-Stars
In Case You Missed It/Coming Soon
- Steps Ahead: Arkansas RB Alex Collins – RB play may involve a healthy dose of intuition, but it’s overstated. Learn why and learn about this good Razorback.
- RSP Film Room No.63: DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M – Jiu-jitsu instructor and football writer John Owning applies his talents to this future NFL starter.
- Gut Check No.356 – Week 11 – Dynasties Part IV – TE Tiers
- Gut Check No.355 – Week 10 – Dynasties Part III – WR Tiers
- Gut Check No.354 – Week 9 – Dynasties Part II – RB Tiers
- Gut Check No.353: Week 8 – Dynasties Part I – QB Tiers
- Karlos Williams: I Hear My Train A Comin’ – Last years unpublished thoughts and a RSP sample.
Reads (Life In General)
- What’s the Evidence Mass Surveillance Works? Not Much – Officials are again pointing to the need for mass surveillance to take down terrorists. Here’s what [Pro Publica] we know about how well it works.
- 7 Things I Learned Reading Every issue of ISIS’s Magazine – Go figure, ISIS and AARP have something in common, a periodical.
- My white neighbor thought I was breaking into my own apartment. Nineteen cops showed up – Fay wells is a vp of strategy at a company in California. This could easily be my wife and daughter if we pick the wrong neighborhood to live in and/or don’t introduce ourselves to our neighbors.
- A Conversation With Police on Race – A N.Y. Times short documentary.
- Beware of Ads That Use Inaudible Sound to Link Your Phone, TV, Tablet, and PC – Privacy advocates warn feds about surreptitious cross-device tracking.
- Your School Shapes How You think About Inequality – That’s one of the main threads of a new book by Carla Shedd, an assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Columbia University.
- How Gun Traffickers Get Around State Gun Laws – Where guns used in crimes came from. The South is a huge provider of guns used in crimes up North.
- How ISIS Spread in the Middle East – And how to stop it.
- Here’s What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach You About Life – “There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”
- Six Steps for Healing From Child Sexual Abuse
- Scientists Have Found That Memories May Be Passed Down Through Generations In Our DNA – Emory University research.