Brian Burke is a Dinosaur
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03-06-2013, 08:47 AM
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Hooked on phonics man, it apparently works for people who have difficulty understanding what they read. If you read what I posted and came up with that as a response, clearly it's over your head and you should just move along. I said that heart makes a huge difference when comparing two players with the same statistical production. If you had some sort of production as an athlete, there's no doubt you would have made it in sports with all of that heart you clearly possess.
Nerds are working in front offices, but do you really think their influence on player personnel decisions compares at all to the influence of people in the organization who actually watch games to form opinions on players
? I don't. It's something tightwad organizations, desperate organizations, and often crummy organizations would rely on and nothing more.
If you really think that those "nerds" don't watch the games, then debating this subject with you is a moot point. There's a reason that an increasing number people who never played these sports professionally are now running teams.
The heart discussion is a ridiculous one. If you are equating "heart" with "effort", or "endurance", or even "blind luck", I'd understand what you are saying. "Heart" though, is something that was created by analysts (usually ex-players) as a crutch to explain something that they were seeing. You might know it by its baseball term, "Grit". Both are useless measures, and I thank goodness that most people in sports are starting to realize that.
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