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.