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#1 FFP

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:40 AM

Have you seen the movie Big Year with Steve Martin and Jack Black? It is a fair and somewhat interesting examination into what must seem like a silly hobby (birding) to outsiders, and it attempts to say a bit about human nature.

Being a birder myself, I find I sometimes watch the other hobbiests hone their craft almost as intently as I watch the birds. Reading people is interesting. Human nature is interesting.

Brett has developed quite a talent for knowing and reading sources (and sources' sources). This "Dempster Watch" (and others before it) has made me believe that there may be a book on this topic for a guy like Brett. Not a basball book. (More of meme book?) This is how we know (and think we know) stuff.

I call watching the birders, "birdering." What do we call discerning what is true as we watch a sports story break?

Great work, Brett.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

Brett's logic and the tone that attended it (references to squealing aside) were some (of the few so far) positives in the Sanchez watch last night.


So, we've got that (still) going for us.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

Brett's logic and the tone that attended it (references to squealing aside) were some (of the few so far) positives in the Sanchez watch last night.


So, we've got that (still) going for us.

...which is nice.

Yes, great work, Brett. Keeping it real for the peeps. Even though it is your fault we didn't sign Sanchez.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:14 PM


So, we've got that (still) going for us.

...which is nice.


Thank you for that, Tommy.

I tell you, if I'm ever in Pekin, which will be never, but still, if I'm ever in Pekin, I'll buy you a beer.




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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:14 PM



So, we've got that (still) going for us.

...which is nice.


Thank you for that, Tommy.

I tell you, if I'm ever in Pekin, which will be never, but still, if I'm ever in Pekin, I'll buy you a beer.




I wanna be your kingpin. Living... in Pekin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4TdBTSKHKs


You had me at "I'll buy you a beer",Tom.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

Good message FFP. I agree that it is the critical assessment of sources that makes Brett's website the success that it is.




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