Reads Listens Views 11/20/2015

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.

Football Reads

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.

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.

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