Some of the best things I found on the internet this week:
- Why former 49er Chris Borland is the most dangerous man in football – Borland quit the NFL after one year out of concern for how the violence of the sport would damage his brain. He is bright and thoughtful and talented, but walking away from a lucrative, high-profile athletic career was a no-brainer (pun intended) to him in light of the possible consequences over the long-term. Is football our watered down, but still violent, version of the Roman Colosseum?
- How Relay FM Proves That Podcasts Aren’t An Overnight Success – Relay FM is a prolific podcast network, created and run by two guys with a passion for podcasting. That passion has evolved from a moonlighting hobby to a career. If you’re looking for something to listen to, go check out Relay FM’s strong roster of shows.
- The Day You Became A Better Writer – Simple and clear advice to improve your writing from the creator of Dilbert.
- The Late, Great Stephen Colbert – I’ve already commented on this excellent profile of the new host of The Late Show. One of the best things I’ve read in a long time. So good.