Auburn cut-ups. Always good for the offseason:
- Doc Sat shows how recruits “grow”. J.J. Watt and Nate Solder each gained 65 pounds.
- Rashard Mendenhall gets himself in hot water by saying he doesn’t (necessarily) believe that Bin Laden was responsible for 9/11. This isn’t the space for a long exegesis, but it very much reminds me of when Mos Def (an intelligent guy) went on the Bill Maher show (video here) and told Christopher Hitchens and Salman Rushdie (who once had a fatwa issued against his life) basically the same thing as what Mendenhall said (and Hitchens destroys him). Ta-Nehisi Coates said everything there is to say on that subject better than I could, noting that while there’s a tradition of distrust and skepticism (good things), there must be limits; Bin Laden was not exactly bashful about taking credit for 9/11 or any of his other exploits.
More than at any point in its inception, last night’s U.F.L. draft was worth tracking. Why? Because those undrafted free agents might actually entertain a U.F.L. offer, thereby making them more attractive to teams looking to replenish their roster through the draft. As we saw last night, the looming lockout — and lack of U.F.A. deals — saw a number of would-be N.F.L. rookies become U.F.L. fodder.
Apparently former Rutgers QB Mike Teel found out he was drafted from a friend on twitter.
- Understanding the Coase Theorem. Although critical, I think Coase would agree with this analysis. The point of the theorem was to highlight and isolate the role of transaction costs, not to entirely ignore them.
- Spread ‘n stuff:
This stuff from Bill Renner has been making the rounds. Although I don’t understand why it’s called a “five-wide” offense when it clearly features a runningback, the stuff in the playbook is fairly sound.