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Email Exchange: College Football Is BACK

Today’s article: “Just Give Todd Gurley the Damn Ball: Your Weekly College Football Wrap,” Matt Hinton, Grantland

Michael Rosen:

Hey, welcome back! It’s been a little touch-and-go with school starting for me, but we’re going to try and establish a routine going forward, so you all can stop sending me emails asking when we’re coming back. 1,516 more words

Email Exchanges

Talent and 'It'

A recent article appearing on grantland.com discussed in great detail the ‘It Factor’ as it related to the NFL.  In short, the ‘It Factor’ could be described as the intangibles that define the quality of a player beyond his physical, technical and tactical abilities and by extension contribute to his success (or otherwise).  439 more words


The Eclectic Nature of Blogs

Across the internet, there are several blogs and sites that cater to several interests and demographics. Almost all of them take different approaches to dissimilate both opinion and information to their select audiences. 594 more words

I'll Be Fine

A disclaimer: there is an old axiom about stones and glass houses that certainly applies here.

I have achieved much less as a writer than, of all people, tennis legend Moncia Seles who – and pardon my surprise at this – has published two young adult… 486 more words


Review - The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death by Colson Whitehead

I have a good poker face because I am half dead inside. My particular combo of slack features, negligible affect, and soulless gaze has helped my game ever since I started playing twenty years ago, when I was ignorant of pot odds and M-theory and four-betting, and it gave me a boost as I collected my trove of lore, game by game, hand by hand.

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Book Reviews

Longform You Have to Read: Race in America

In a world where you have more options for satisfying longform reading than ever, your friends here at Flavorwire are taking the time once a week to highlight some of the best that journalism and longform has to offer. 433 more words


Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you

Hey another InfoGraphic since CFB is in full swing tonight

First Quarter: MLB… 125 more words