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    Malcolm Gladwell article on NBA lockout and owning sports franchises

    Tons of good stuff in here. Terrific writer:

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...ts-nba-lockout

    ‎"Snyder Communications was a business. The Redskins are a toy. The former he ran to solely maximize profit. The latter he runs for his psychic benefit — as a reward for all the years he spent being disciplined and rational. "

    "of course an owner is only losing money if he values the psychic benefits of owning an NBA franchise at zero — and if you value psychic benefits at zero, then you shouldn't own an NBA franchise in the first place. You should sell your "business" — at what is sure to be a healthy premium — to someone who actually likes basketball."
    How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids

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    Re: Malcolm Gladwell article on NBA lockout and owning sports franchises

    Malcolm Gladwell has the gift to understand the world on a level in which few of us could ever hope and can then explain it to the rest of us.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Malcolm Gladwell article on NBA lockout and owning sports franchises

    I like the Grantland site a lot. One way I measure good writing is if I enjoy an article even if I don't agree with what the writer is saying. They have some good writers over there.
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