“If you look at other industries, often the die-hard fans and the crowd does have a lot of ideas and you are stupid to ignore them. Now do we reject 99 percent of what we read? Sure, but every once in a while, there’s a die-hard fan, a smart fan, a poster who can give you an idea. We’re just looking for the best idea, we don’t really care where they come from.”—
“I just feel like a student-athlete, and sometimes, like I said, there’s hungry nights and I’m not able to eat and I still got to play up to my capabilities.”—Shabazz Napier, UConn men’s basketball guard, goes to bed hungry. Pay student athletes what their work is worth, already! (via andrewgraham)
“If the first question question someone asks you when you tell them you want to do something out of passion is how much money you can make, end the conversation and talk to someone who understands your intentions.”—
If ya’ll are looking for someone that doesn’t fvck around in the pursuit of his dreams, look no further than Alex. Bro has got the sac to go out and self-publish, and I’m excited to read the rest of his book of essays. Pick up a copy yourself, then get started on whatever you’re passionate about.
I hate pimping my own ish, but I have no problem pimping his or any of the amazing artists that are involved in the book. You will not be disappointed.
I write about basketball for a living now, and I still can’t understand how upset people get about All-Star snubs. It’s the fans — so, all of us — who decide the starters. If you’re going to get all self-righteous about players that got left out of the staring five, at least have the temerity to be a misanthrope.
"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” — Schopenhauer was right more than he was wrong.
I just ordered a copy of Alex’s book/novella/series of vignettes. You should too. Here he is answering five questions with the estimable video/GIF bro Oakley & Allen (it’s just one dvde, even if you think he’s a collective because of all the cool work he does and the duo name).
Anyway, go purchase the book while you’re enjoying the football game. I’m gonna go back to watching the end of Boston-Orlando.