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daily 09/30/2013

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    • Two Equations that Lead to Wealth

       

      Personal financial success ultimately comes down to two very basic financial equations. There’s no doubt about it–if you master these two equations alone, you will become wealthy and be far ahead of most Americans:

       

       

      Income – spending = surplus

       

      Surplus x time = wealth

    • “QlikView.Next’s key value as an alternative BI platform is in its use of Natural Analytics“.
    • Qlikview.Next will introduce “Data Dialogs” as live discussions between multiple users about Data they see and explore collectively, enabling “Social BI”
    • More importantly, NFL owners—in case you haven’t been paying attention—care deeply about creating and capitalizing upon every possible revenue stream. Playing a game or two abroad is not maximization of that income. Owners start to see dollar signs from entry into the European market and beyond.
    • “Yes, I speak Spanish.” I took it in high school; I could fake my way through.
    • Three months before opening day on ABC television and with no coaches or players, I became general manager of the Barcelona Dragons.
    • Thankfully, the night before our game, we were allowed to have the team run around at halftime of an FC Barcelona game with the public address announcer promoting our game the next night (or at least I think that’s what he said). Those five minutes in front of 100,000 people, combined with our handing out tickets to whomever we met, resulted in 18,000 fans for our opening game, clearing the 15,000 number we had targeted. On to the game.
    • Our first touchdown was a seam pattern to the tight end, who broke three tackles en route to an exciting 70-yard touchdown. I jumped for joy, but the stadium only had a murmur of muted golf applause. Hmmm. Then our kicker came on and kicked the extra point and … the crowd went nuts!
    • And dealing with the wives and girlfriends visiting players while navigating the new Spanish girlfriends (and one wife) was a full-time job in itself.
    • The NFL is increasing its output there to set a floor for further offerings in the future.
    • Jaguars owner Shahid Kahn pounced, strategically positioning his franchise as the closest thing there is to a “home team” in London.
    • Flights to London from the East Coast take similar (or less) time as cross-country flights, and all team travel is done on private charters.
    • And the London team would likely have two or three-week road trips in the United States, something that happens in the NFL with teams playing consecutive West (or East) Coast games.
    • Everything is negotiable. Perhaps players will not be required to stay in London beyond the season, with potential for training camp and offseason workouts at a designated facility in the United States. As to equalizing tax and contractual imbalances, that too can be handled in discussions with the union.

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daily 09/29/2013

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daily 09/28/2013

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daily 09/26/2013

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daily 09/25/2013

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daily 09/23/2013

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  • How is it possible for Bryan Cranston to lose? Which planet are these people on?

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    “You must either modify your #dreams or magnify your #skills.” -Jim Rohn #inspire

  • I am now a dad. Mrs Smart Football and I welcomed to the world our daughter today. Simply incredible.

    • Dangerous black men do not listen to classical music, or so the hope goes.
    •  That strategy yielded three first down runs and a re-concussed David Ash in one half of play.  Good cost/benefit analysis there.
    • A head coach might intercede and offer the big picture perspective to his coordinator, but WHATCANYOUDOMAJOR ISALLTHEWAYINTHEBOOTH.
    • Ash turned in a nice first half (14 of 25 for 166, 1 TD, 0 INT; 6 yards per carry on non-sack runs) despite missing his #1 WR and was headed for a 300+ passing and 50+ rushing effort with no turnovers.
    • After Ash was re-injured, McCoy entered the game to hand the ball off and throw for a couple of easy conversions against KSU’s passive defensive alignments.
    • Your FB decision was not a good one, Joe.
    • Eventually, they gave up on Sams and then used the Jake Waters (19 of 30 for 275) to Lockett combo (13-237!) to get back into the game exploiting our man-under, single safety press coverage.
    • Greg Robinson used to coach NFL DL.  Our uptick in performance and change in approach here is probably no coincidence
    •  Dalton Santos was an immediate improvement after Edmond’s targeting penalty.  He deserves to start.
    • Honestly, I think KSU is so denuded of talent we were playing a baseline level of roster talent closer to New Mexico State than Ole Miss.  And that was reflected here more than any real improvement.

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daily 09/21/2013

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    • Wallace is not a great runner, nor a QB that NFL teams will be knocking down the door to draft. However, his ability to make the reads and basic plays of the Rebel passing and running game makes the real play makers on the team far more dangerous.
    • Because of the way that spread-option tactics allow teams to transform solid, well rounded QB’s into scoring machines and major athletes into featured weapons, it’s essential that every defense today has a schematic system that allows them to account for the way teams are reading their defense.
    • Manny Diaz’s plan was to continue to evolve Texas’ base defense towards a Cover-3 approach.

        

    • Whether it was because of a desire by Mack Brown to keep the margin of defeat down, a fear of the Ole Miss passing game, or an acknowledgment that Texas doesn’t have a reliable Free Safety, Greg Robinson almost exclusively used our Cover-2 “Palms” defense against the Rebels.
    • Given Texas’ considerable struggles in pursuit, run support, and handling blocks in the open field, there has to be a philosophical change by Robinson and the staff in how they handle these plays. Even Jordan Hicks and Dalton Santos struggled to hang with Scott on these outside runs.

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