Saturday, February 14, 2009

Preconditioning Illustrated

Just finished an article in the NYT about the problem of stalking. Next article I started, noticed on the "Most Emailed" list, is a pretty nice tribute to a comparatively unsung NBA basketball player. Perhaps that's why this line jumped out at me, maybe more than it would have otherwise:

Early on, Hoop Scoop magazine named Shane Battier the fourth-best seventh grader in the United States.

[Added] After reading farther, I want to strongly encourage every basketball fan to read the article on Shane Battier. No, check that. I think you'll like it even if you're not a fan of the game. Really well written. Nice job, Michael Lewis.

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