Thursday, October 20, 2011

Link roundup

1. Tips for fighting bullies.

2. Smart Football:

I can think of really only one example of a guy whose arm now seems significantly stronger than it did earlier in his career as a college player and rookie, and that’s Tom Brady. And, well, Tom Brady is Tom Brady. But it does seem like this is generally true, at least at the higher levels once a quarterback is physically mature: There are almost no examples of guys whose arms went from “popgun” to bazooka through discipline and training, not matter how tall they are or how many weights they lift.
Also, Buddy Ryan's insidious defensive tactic.

3. Weird to see so much anticipation for new comics in the Watchmen universe - - the whole point of Watchmen is that the characters were just knockoffs of other characters. The genius of Moore and Gibbons is what made them special.

4. Lackluster review for the new Deus Ex downloadable content.


  1. I initially read the first line as "Tips for fighting bulls," and thought: "wow, that's curious and awesome, because you never know..."
    The tips makes sense and I guess fighting bullies is more practical. But if I ever find myself going toe to split hoof, I'm just replacing the word "bully" with "bull."

  2. Advice is similar, but you call your friends "picadors"

  3. To be fair, the original plan for Watchmen was to use existing Charlton Comics heroes. Moore's editor talked him into using new creations, as it was felt that the Watchmen storyline would render too many characters unusable.

    I do find it funny that DC's attempt to protect their Charlton investment meant the Charlton characters would ultimately remain in obscurity while the new Watchmen creations would rocket into popularity.