We live in a time of relentless technological change. These case studies help explain why such change is so unsettling. Our inventions aren’t just altering the competitive landscape—they are doing so in completely unpredictable ways. Those older tennis players probably thought the oversize racket would help them compete with younger players, compensating for their slight decline in athleticism and speed. They were wrong.
I go with Rooney's and Z's as #1 and #1a. Too close to call.
Well, if you have a few billion events to select from, you can find some really weird occurrences. (The Immaculate Recepti0n--still astonishing after all these years--is a little past the halfway point.)
Right ahead of the NFL draft, an interesting piece extolling the virtues of young Mr. Barkley.
The odds were strongly against Z, but he overcame.
Related: "10 Impossible Things That Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic Did In Football" and, in case you missed his U.S. soccer debut, "Zlatan is Back! God! Ibrahimovic! LA Galaxy 4-3 Los Angeles FC All goals Highlight (31/03/2018)".
Any manager will tell you: personnel evaluation can be difficult as heck. That seem go to triple for NFL QBs.
Related: "Two-Time Super Bowl Coach John Fox’s NFL Draft Tips" and "(How to) View Grit".
UPDATE: Bill Barnwell, ESPN, has a deep dive into trying to figure out QBs.
Live by zone, die by the zone.
This piece criticizes the defense of Bagley and Carter. If it's correct, it would behoove them to try to correct the problem tout suite. Poor defense is one of the main things holding back Okafor so far.
"For NFL teams, it’s not just about staying under the salary cap, it’s also about keeping your salaries balanced."
World Cup 2018 starts June 14. This 6.5 minute video helps get me in the mood.
"Madre mia" there are some great ones here. (7.5 minute video.) Real hard to choose, but Ibra's pair are amazing.