Well thats too bad Malcolm Im sure that Division 1 Linebacker coaches all across the naton will be devestated to learn that Malcolm Gladwell is pulling his alpha-male genes out of football. I’ll pass the word right a long to Rivals as well so they can adjust there top 1,000,000,000 rankings immediately.
Yes everyones favorite Out-liar went on something called Bloomberg TV and ran off at the mouth big time. I dont know anything about the channel but if Bloomberg treats his viewrs like he treats the citizens of New York Im guessing that he limits the size of the boobs of the anchors because he dosent trust me as a consumer to know how much is to much to JO to while Im looking at the news. Its disrespectful.
My guess is that Malcolms trying to get his name in the papers since he hasnt exactly been Malcolm Readwell these past couple years. So he says things like “Football is a moral abomination” and that the NFL will be “ghettoized” because affluent parents will start pointing there children to safer activities, like playing house with mommy all day and shopping for Malcolm Gladwell books.
In terms of the NFL being a moral abomination I agree with him considering what the Read-Option has done to quaterback play,, but I also posit he wouldnt want to say that to my face. Gladwell is known for a couple of things 1. Writing “What the Dog Saw”, 2. Having hair that looks like something the cat dragged in, and 3. Suggesting that you need 10,000 hours of doing something to achieve “mastery” so its no wonder that a man whose spent his whole life living in his moms basement would be a expert on writing about sports.
Later Gladwell takes a stand for the constution saying that ESPN violated Bill Simmonses free speech which shows a small lack of understanding of the 1st Amendment. If you ask me folks, the only place besides American Civic where Gladwell hasnt reach “the tipping point” seems to be his barber!!!
Gladwell claims that 33% of NFL players will incur some type of injury that will effect them for life. Id say its alot higher then that because way fewer then 1/3rd of players will ever win a Superbowl and thats the type of hurt that lasts a lifetime. But aside from his fuzzy math he asks a interesting queston:
Can you point to another industry in America which, in the course of doing business, maims a third of its employees?
1. Being marryed to a NFL player.
2. A Malcolm Gladwell readers eyeballs
2. Blogging. Since I started blogging Ive put on weight and develped a severe allergy to my moms new cat that I share a room with. But you dont see me going on “Bloomberg” TV and demanding that people feel sorry for me. I knew what I was signing up for and Im prepared to accept the consequences.
Anyways feel free to add Gladwell to the list of people who are to dumb to understand that football fans dont care how dumb we are. Give me high flying hits and bonecrunching NFL sundays any day of the week and twice on Sundays.