Back for another week of links. I’m digging deeper into the Instapaper archives to pull out some articles I wanted to share earlier in the summer but never got around to doing.
Do you like The Smiths? How about a list of their 30 best songs with notes about each from other artists and celebrities?
Last year, each night I went into C’s room to tell her goodnight, either “Blurred Lines” or “Get Lucky” seemed to be playing on her bedside radio. She’s not listening to the radio at night anymore, but I imagine I would be hearing “Fancy” or “Problem” if she was. The AV Club discusses whether the concept of a song of the summer is out-dated.
An article about KU basketball that even non-KU fans might want to read. It’s about an interesting study measuring the stress and hormone levels of KU players during the 2012-13 season. The folks behind the survey believe that, eventually, they may be able to unlock more tools for keeping players at their peak levels of performance from the data studies like this are generating.
From the Chronicle of Higher Education, of all places, a fascinating article about the recruitment of Marvin Clark, a Kansas City native. Like every article about recruiting, it makes you feel a little dirty about being a fan of college sports. Although, for now, Clark seems to be headed in a good direction in his life.
Finally, an absolutely wonderful feature on LA Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully. If you love baseball, you kind of have to love Vin. Which means you’ll love this article.