This is the last Best Of The Week in February. Is it just me, or is 2013 becoming a really, REALLY fast year? It’s a bit upsetting to me now that I realize I only have 10 months to finish my New Years Resolutions. Deep breaths now.
I’m still watching the whole AFL drugs and match-fixing thing, but to be honest, I’m a bit over it. If no one is going to say anything about anything, then what’s the point? I’m just waiting for the final press release. And for now, I’m taking up time with other stories. Like these.
Reform: The Fixture – AFL Footy Maths. You know how I think the AFL fixture should work (and if you don’t, read the posts here and here) and this was a post with another idea of how to create a fair draw. This is definitely more well-explore than my option, but I still think mine is better – of course – because I don’t think that this structure allows for competitive balance. But you DEFINITELY have to check it out. It’s a great proposal.
Are Baseball and The White House In Jeb Bush’s Future? – Lee Igel, Forbes SportsMoney. Oh, goodness. Another Bush. Doing things. You know, I couldn’t care less about politics. But when people start getting involved in sport – which I care the MOST about – I start questioning. Hm. Not sure about this.
Sports Business: 2K Sports Announces NBA/MLB Combo Pack – Bryan McWilliam, Sports Networker. I swear, sometimes the greatest ideas are the little ones. Combining teas for this game is awesome. Now, if I could only get them to combine TV sports packages.
Buffalo Sabres Announce Head Coach Lindy Ruff Has Been Fired – Mandy Kovacs, Babes Dig Balls. Head coaches are an interesting thing because if you only have 50% success (or less) in any other job… YOU GET AXED. But coaches don’t, a lot of the time, and when they do… I love the stories. I don’t enjoy them – it’s sad when someone gets fired – but it’s still an interesting story. And Ruff is hilarious.
NBA Centers Facing Extinction – Brian Goff, The Sports Economist. The reason that I think these posts are the best of the week is because they give me good ideas and help me notice things that I wouldn’t have without them. This article helped me see that the centers of today… are nothing like the centers of yesteryear. It’s sad, really, but interesting. Something I’m going to have to watch.