Matt Waldman’s Reads Listens Views (April 12, 2019)

Matt Waldman’s Reads Listens Views is back and devoted to a short list of recommended reads, listens, and views for the week.  


If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  Every Friday, I post links to pieces that I’ve found personally compelling or to content I hope will eventually scratch that itch when I get around to it.

You may not like everything listed here, but you’re bound to like something.


One of the RSP’s readers is Alejandro Montoro @RouteRunning and @TheSpanishBowl on Twitter. He’s the author of the Route Running’s draft guide. It’s a publication devoted to Spanish speakers. If you know someone into the NFL Draft who is more comfortable with consuming content in Spanish, this is a good recommendation for them.

Here’s Alejandro’s summary of the guide:

It’s the only draft guide published in Spanish on the Internet with more than 140 detailed profiles and colorful, optimized design for mobile devices, desktops and printing specific pages of interest.  It’s totally free!

You can find the publication here.

And if you’d like to give appreciation for the work in the form of payment, you can also send them money via PayPal. There’s also an extensive Q&A interview with me in the publication.

More evidence that sound waves carry mass – A trio of researchers at Columbia University has found more evidence showing that sound waves carry mass.

A new report shows there was nearly 400 Catholic clergy accused of sex abuse in Illinois – If you know about the dynamics of this abuse, you understand that there are rarely false accusations when it comes to this behavior.

Morris Dees weathered criticism for decades amidst Southern Poverty Law Center’s groundbreaking legal work – I admire the cause of the SPLC but the complaints from within also underscore an important point: Liberal and left-leaning mindsets can be, and often are, racist. Some of the most damaging racist behaviors I’ve seen come from left-leaning individuals.

A Story of Scott Frost’s Love/Hate Relationship with Nebraska




Karen Jerzyk’s Lonely Astronaut Photo Series shared by This Is Colossal


My Modern Met has photos of a LEGO recreation of the Helm’s Deep Battle from Lord of the Rings



For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), get the 2019  Rookie Scouting Portfolio. If you’re a fantasy owner the Post-Draft Add-on comes with the 2012 – 2018 RSPs at no additional charge.

Best, yet, 10 percent of every sale is donated to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse. You can purchase past editions of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio for just $9.95 each. You can pre-order the 2019 RSP now through December 28 and get a 10 percent discount.

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