David Selig

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  1. Sandman was written by Neil Gaiman. The Hugo voters love him and I am sure a lot of them voted for it just based on name recognition. The other nominated authors and works don't seem nearly as well known. Also Vox Day told his minions to vote for Sandman.
  2. 2016 Olympics - Opening Ceremony and beyond....

    Apparently there is not enough data on the effect of head gear on female boxers so AIBA (the amateur world federation) decided to keep them - https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/male-olympic-boxers-will-no-longer-wear-ridiculous-and-dangerous-headgear?utm_content=buffer6ed79&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
  3. OKC didn't have the cap space needed for this before Durant and Waiters left.
  4. 5% of the projected cap for 2018 and beyond is about 5.5 mln. For a 5 year contract that is 27.5 mln. That is a lot of money even for these guys. Even Durant with his huge shoe deal opted for a shorter deal so he could sign a 10 year max later.
  5. Actually this makes perfect financial sense if he wants to stay long term. He gets a lot more more money for next season. Then in 2018 he would be a 10 year vet and would be able to sign a much bigger max deal than he would have been eligible for in 2017 (35% of the cap instead of 30%).
  6. The next Olympic sport?

    But that seems to be mostly due to Zika concerns, not because they do not find the Olympics prestigious enough and worth the bother. Back in 2012 all the top players who were not injured at the time were at the Olympics. Same for 2008.
  7. The next Olympic sport?

    Steffi Graf has said that for her winning an Olympic gold was bigger than any Slam title: http://www.thenational.ae/sport/tennis/the-importance-of-an-olympic-gold-in-tennis And I have seen other tennis players make similar claims.
  8. The next Olympic sport?

    I am pretty sure Federer will pick the Olympics.
  9. The next Olympic sport?

    Without question. It is easily the pinnacle, much more prestigious than the FIBA World Cup.
  10. The next Olympic sport?

    That is not true at all. In the last few Olympics most elite players were present. The 2012 US Olympic team roster included all of the biggest US stars at the time who were not injured at the time - LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Chris Paul, etc. And the other countries always bring their top players. All the top players at the time were at the tournament unless they were injured or their country did not qualify for it. This year the US team is less star heavy, but that is mostly due to the Zika concerns.
  11. IMO giving up millions just to have a shot at winning a ring as a bench player is really dumb, but it is his money.
  12. David West will join the Warriors on a minimum deal. The guy is quickly becoming the most desperate ring chaser ever.
  13. Here are a few science fiction recs: Cyteen by Cherryh. The main character is female and is brilliantly written. Air by Geoff Ryman The Steerswoman series by Rosemary Kirstein
  14. Do they? NBA took off in popularity in the early 80s when the Lakers and Celtics dominated with their stacked teams. The Jordan dominance in the 90s was great for the league too. And the Heat superteam did wonders for the ratings.
  15. Harden had a crazy scoring efficiency all season and his per minute stats were great in 2012. None of this applies to Barnes. Barnes has been a slightly average player his whole career and hasn't improved at all in his last few seasons. No way he's worth the max.