- Dec 11, 2006
I was listening to his recent podcast with Ben today. At one point, Sharp (helpfully!) went into an explanation of what 12 personnel means. However, I don't think the dude took a single breath for about five minutes while doing it and it sounded like he was speaking at 1.5x speed. He needs to take it down a notch. Ben discusses equally 'complex' concepts, but does it in a way where you can almost hear the grin on his face and he speaks at a normal pace.Taking these from the Bill Simmons thread.
Sharp sounds like he believes his stats are better than yours, like he's found the magic formula. I bought his book one year, it was a mess.
If I could place Sharp on a spectrum of self-proclaimed analysts, with the Cubic transformation guy on one side and Bill James/Tom Tango on the other, I think he'd be pretty far left, next to Eric Van.
This is a conundrum because his gambling podcast is going to feature Ben Solak (great), Chris Vernon (good), and Joe House (not as terrible as he used to be). Maybe I'll just skip his parts.
I really, really enjoy Ben. He's becoming the KOC football equivalent for me. He'll be a star if Bill pushes him.