People Who Produce Things

…as in actual, original content. Here are a few of them:

  • L. Jon Wertheim imagines what 2011 looks like without the NFL. The downside: The temporary (?) collapse of a $4 billion fantasy football industry. The upside, if your into that sort of thing: “Church attendance would soar.” [SI]
  • Tobias Moskowitz’ ‘Scorecasting’ is basically ‘Freakonomics’ for sports fans (and I mean that in the best way possible). Here he is talking about fan attendance and the self-perpetuating myth of home field advantage, an idea that, admittedly, had more than a little influence on this blog’s terribly dumb name. [Economix]
  • I know this is kind of old, but can you blame the big-shot UConn donor? Should we all feel scandalized by someone explicitly demanding  a return, or at the very least some input, in exchange for their $3 million investment? [Deadspin]
  • Finally, this. The smarty-pants at Harvard doing essentially what this blog wishes it could do, but exponentially better. They will be stolen from/gushed-about often.

Since, for the time being, I am not yet a Person Who Produce’s Things on this site, it should come as no surprise that I am unapologetically stealing my linkdump format from old Deadspin’s #duan and #wakeupdeadspin. That’s o.k. I’m sure that I’m not just typing into the void here. In fact, I’d like to imagine that Gawker’s IP lawyers are scrambling to send me a cease and desist letter as we speak.

To hell with it. We’ll get drunk on cheap wine…

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