Smart Notes: Chan Gailey, Matching Markets, Russell Wilson’s Contract, Marcus Lattimore, Sleep, 7/9/2015

Fascinating discussion of why we (i.e., most everyone in the modern world) can’t fall asleep.

– Bill Barnwell on Russell Wilson’s contract and the year the NFL gave the MVP award to a kicker.

Former South Carolina runningback Marcus Lattimore says his NFL career was “hell… every day.

Is Chan Gailey a quarterback whisperer? I like Chan and he’s a good coach, but “QB whisperer” seems a bit much. Probably a better fit for the Jets than they’ve had recently, however.

– I really enjoyed this GQ article on the infamous Magic City club of Atlanta.

Alvin Roth on the EconTalk podcast discussing “Matching Markets,” or markets that require the buyer and seller to select each other. This interesting applications for free agency and recruiting.

James Light on Gunter Brewer’s passing concepts. James has had a lot of good stuff recently.

Doug Farrar on whether any runningback could excel behind Dallas’s line.

I enjoyed this bit of game theory:

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Matt Hinton on the dark side of conference realignment and Holly Anderson on rattlesnake rodeos.

Matt Levine on whether you can really game index funds.

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  • Mr.Murder

    Like Brewer’s two route read for cover shell. Was trying to look up more on the Snag concept this week, from those NZone notes. Few concepts and quicks at early install. This Gunter page actually merges those with the read player’s two route choice….
    Mr.M

  • Devin Jordan

    If you haven’t checked it out, Alvin Roth’s book on matching markets is interesting too: started it a few days agohttp://www.amazon.com/Who-Gets-WhatAnd-Why-Matchmaking/dp/1501238167

  • Stephen Ellis

    See also Al Roth’s web page: http://web.stanford.edu/~alroth/alroth.html.