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FJM.com does Deadspin today

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flying Headbutt, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    The first entry looks at and comments on a list of "scrappy" players. And it does not disappoint.

  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    This made me giggle really hard.

  3. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member


  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Article just made my day.

    I just realized what this list is. This list is like if Science or Nature or Cell published a list of "Scientists Who Are Kind of Bad But Also Kind of Adorable Because They're Dumb and Hey, They're Doing the Best They Can With Their Dumb Little Brains. Let's Give It Up For Kind of Dumb Scientists! ... P.S. These Guys Ain't Cured Shit — the Scientists Who Do That Are Actually Smart."
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

  6. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Today only makes me miss FJM even more.

  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  8. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

  9. KVV

    KVV Member

    Seriously, I plan to watch Parks and Recreation this year, even though it was pretty meh last year, just out of respect to the FJM guys. The Murray Chass take down was like watching someone drive a golf ball 350 yards.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    And then talk shit to the ball about it.
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    This should get stickied 'round these parts:

    Is there a stats-freak formula that suggests when to shut down a season? Is a six-game deficit on Aug. 31 similar to a bad OPS, OBP or Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da?

    I would like to make a suggestion to all angry, stat-ignorant sportswriters out there: when you do the thing where you cite real stats and then make up a goofy-sounding joke stat to try to make fun of sabermetrics, don't use OPS and OBP. They're pretty fucking simple to understand, and also pretty mainstream at this point, but you all choose them as your "these crazy stats are so weird!" set-ups for your awesome joke stats, and so you all end up with similar-sounding jokes. There are way goofier-sounding stats out there, if you want them. xFIP is pretty silly-sounding. Use xFIP.
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

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