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There is an old saying, you are only as strong as your weakest link.
It has become so popular that they even made a TV show from the name. I never watched it but if my memory is correct it was quite popular. No clue if it is still running.
It can be difficult in any organization to make sure that everyone is pulling their weight and contributing to the greater good on a regular basis. That is why we have organizational structures that start with the president and go down. Vice Presidents, managers, middle managers, and so on usually make up some sort of structure.
In a perfect world whatever structure would take care of itself. Those at the top would direct those below them in an optimal manner and that would continue to go down the line.
So, when a “kink” in the chain happens it can really effect the entire team. Miscommunication can happen. Issues with what gets done and when can cause a chain reaction of problems for the organization.
I imagine being in charge of a team of 150+ football players can be daunting. All hands on deck for everyone involved. If one person doesn’t do their job. If one coach doesn’t teach proper technique. If one player doesn’t cover their gap. All the work that everyone has done can unravel.
Now, look at the job Fred Hoiberg has. New school, new coaches, and an almost entirely new team. He is literally working from the ground up. Taking every resource he has to work out those kinks.
We need strong leaders in this world. Without them, very little would ever get done. On the field and off.
Anywho, I hope everyone had a great weekend and will have a productive week.
ON TO FLAKES!
Mankilling Mastodons
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News From Other Sporting Clubs
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Ladies Who Led: The untold story behind Cavour (S.D.) High School girls football and the ‘Female Red Grange’ – The AthleticIn fall 1926, a group of high school girls in rural South Dakota rejected gender roles and captured national attention.
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The Big Ten Missed the Playoff Twice. Is Winning the Conference Enough to Contend? – The New York TimesFrustration for the storied league has played right into the debate about expanding the College Football Playoff.
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Bubba’s start is becoming historic.#AlwaysRoyal pic.twitter.com/10Lr9X2uwv— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 28, 2019

Yellow Journalism
Economics Isn’t Dismal. It’s Useful. – The New York TimesEconomics is a superpower you can use every day, the University of Michigan economist Justin Wolfers says.
Celebrating 30 Years of Weird Al Yankovic’s Weird Cult Classic, ‘UHF’ – The RingerIn the summer of 1989, the comedian-musician made the ‘Citizen Kane’ of parody-comedies, filling this tale of a lovable loser who takes over a public access cable station with more jokes than you could shake a mop at
What the music of Bach can teach us about consciousness | Aeon EssaysThe music of Bach is full of suggestive structures of counterpoint and recursion (even if Hofstadter got it quite wrong)
Rage Against the Machine’s ‘The Battle of Los Angeles’ Is 20, and It Hasn’t Aged a Day – The RingerRage was loud, angry, and activist. They saw the future and screamed about it. Until they didn’t anymore.
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Auditory Enlightenment

Take a minute to watch this magic…@DollyParton, @brandicarlile, @MarenMorris, and the High Women, singing “Eagle When She Flies.” Via @RealLindaPerry’s Instagram Breathtaking… pic.twitter.com/55XqAgJZL1— Yashar Ali (@yashar) July 28, 2019

Monday Haiku
Take off the blinders
Make sure everything works well
Move without constraints

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