Long profile about Scott Boras, the superagent, in the New Yorker. Since this was published, at least 2 of his bigger clients this year had to negotiate their own contracts with teams who didn’t want to deal with him.

Sort of long article about place kickers by Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side) in the New York Times. Focuses on how a kicker can never win because he’s always supposed succeed.

Not so long article in the New Yorker by Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Blink) about criminal profilers. Basically, they give profiles filled with contradictory, half facts, so that regardless of who is caught, the profile rings true.

Super long profile about David Simon, the creator of The Wire. It’s so long, I haven’t read it yet, but if it’s anything like the show, I’m sure it’s good.

Not very long article about a guy making Hummers with engines that run on anything but gasoline. These converted Hummers have more horse power than regular Hummers.


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  1. Mike Champion says:

    The David Simon piece is interesting, in part for describing The Wire’s bifurcated audience, between critic-types and those closer to the situation the show illustrates.


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