Smart Links – Conference Realignment, Pass Rushing, Jim Harbaugh on QBs, Madden, Derek Parfit, “Bob” – 1/19/2012

Beginner’s guide to conference realignment. Below is catlab’s take:

Pass rush, thinking about the big picture.

Jim Harbaugh on quarterbacking.

Tom Bissell on Madden and the future of video game sports.

Defensive line play in the 46 Nickel.

“Bob,” R.I.P.

Steve Spurrier’s coach hiring criteria: No smokers and no sloppy fatties.

Apple to announce tools, platform to “digitally destroy” textbook publishing.

The case for the Denver Broncos to stay the course with Tim Tebow.

Solid analysis of SOPA.

Things New Yorkers say.

Nocera on Dodd-Frank.

Love, Boxing, and Hunter S. Thompson.

The myth of the guru.

  • Njdilonardo

    The Harbaugh video is a goldmine.

  • ender

    I think you have the wrong link regarding conference realignment.

    Regardless, in response to the article “The Lure of the Peak,” and yours/Kitcher’s so called “myth” of the guru, I offer a line from Robert Jastrow, of God and the Astronomers:

    For the [rationalist] who has lived by faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.