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The Generalist • 1961 implied HN points • 22 Feb 24
  1. Being considered the GOAT in a sport can lead to lucrative opportunities and wealth accumulation, as seen with athletes like Michael Jordan and Lionel Messi.
  2. Changes in social media, technology, and athlete earnings have given superstar athletes more power and control over their wealth and commercial endeavors.
  3. Lionel Messi's strategic moves, like moving to America and establishing Play Time, indicate a growing potential for immense wealth through business ventures beyond his football career.
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The Glinner Update • 2338 implied HN points • 05 Feb 24
  1. Children in unregulated online chatrooms are exposed to harmful advice and behavior regarding gender issues.
  2. Institutions like the NHS and Environment Agency are altering policies to be more gender-neutral under the influence of organizations like Stonewall.
  3. Instances of individuals facing consequences for expressing views on gender identity and discrimination, including bans from events and investigations by legal authorities.
Read Max • 1059 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. A Chevy dealership's A.I. chatbot predicted both the Chiefs and Niners to win the Super Bowl.
  2. The chatbot's analysis included inaccuracies like thinking Brock Purdy still plays for Iowa State and Jimmy Garoppolo is still with the Niners.
  3. Despite limitations, Quirk Chevrolet's chatbot predicted the Chiefs to win 31-27 in one conversation.
Men Yell at Me • 267 implied HN points • 16 Feb 24
  1. The newsletter edition focused on sharing only good news and positive things amidst a lot of concerning current events.
  2. Beyonce's entry into the country music world is seen as a significant cultural moment with potential to shake up the genre's dynamics.
  3. The idea of reimagining happiness and community around friendship rather than just romantic relationships resonated with many people.
Numlock News • 589 implied HN points • 06 Feb 24
  1. Former New York Jets icon Brett Favre has been ordered to repay $1.1 million received as speaking fees from a nonprofit.
  2. An LED sphere in Las Vegas has faced financial losses, with the Sphere Entertainment losing $193.9 million on revenue of $167.8 million.
  3. The original contract Led Zeppelin signed in 1968 revealed they received $104,100 upfront from Atlantic Records and had specific terms designating Jimmy Page as the band's leader.
Range Widely • 530 implied HN points • 06 Feb 24
  1. Pablo Torre's podcast _Pablo Torre Finds Out_ covers a wide range of topics beyond sports, aiming to entertain and inform across various subjects.
  2. Pablo Torre's show structure includes deep-dive episodes, talk show-style segments with friends, and one-on-one interviews with notable personalities, allowing for a diverse range of content.
  3. Balancing investigative reporting with entertaining content, Pablo Torre's podcast provides insightful stories while treating sports fans like adults.
donaldjeffries • 1120 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. The author's life has been strongly influenced by politics, sports, and the bond with their father through shared interests.
  2. They have a deep passion and knowledge for baseball history, sports, and politics, which shaped their childhood and adult life.
  3. Their voting history reflects a transition from die-hard Democrat to independent thinker, aligning with various Third Party candidates and ultimately expressing skepticism towards traditional politics.
Huddle Up • 170 implied HN points • 12 Feb 24
  1. A new sports-only streaming service is being launched by ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery, bundling various sports rights into one package.
  2. The pricing for the new service hasn't been finalized but is expected to be more than ESPN+ and cheaper than YouTubeTV, likely around $40/month.
  3. This move highlights the trend in the industry where companies either bundle or unbundle content to make money, showcasing the evolution in how media services are structured.
The Swiss Ramble • 196 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Stoke City faced financial challenges after relegation from the Premier League, despite being supported by bet365's wealth and receiving parachute payments.
  2. The club showed a significant financial improvement in 2022/23, with revenue flat but finding success in player sales and cost-cutting measures.
  3. Stoke's financial performance, with an £11m loss, was relatively good compared to other clubs in the Championship, ranking as the third best among eight clubs that released financial accounts.
The Liberal Patriot • 511 implied HN points • 16 Jan 24
  1. Human rights in Gulf states shouldn't just be criticized, but strategically approached through sports diplomacy.
  2. The US should strengthen its ties between sports diplomacy and human rights to promote liberal values.
  3. Encouraging human rights through sports in Gulf countries can lead to substantive change and advancements in the region.
The Swiss Ramble • 373 implied HN points • 22 Jan 24
  1. Manchester United announced financial results for Q1 2023/24, showing a pre-tax loss but increased revenue and profit on player sales.
  2. Revenue streams for Manchester United increased, particularly in match day, broadcasting, and commercial aspects.
  3. United's profit from player sales rose from £17m to £29m, attributed to the departure of certain players.
Safety Propaganda • 98 implied HN points • 08 Feb 24
  1. Based Safety emphasizes embracing freedom and critical thinking, rather than consuming rage-inducing clickbait.
  2. Based Safety highlights artistic works that challenge norms, like the Baker Skateboards video and Jon Rafman's collaboration with Kanye and Ty Dolla $ign.
  3. Cringe Propaganda critiques failures in popular culture, such as disappointing remakes like True Detective: Night Country and issues in industries like UFC and skateboarding.
The Swiss Ramble • 157 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. Preston North End's financial results for 2022/23 show progress with a reduced pre-tax loss and increased revenue.
  2. The club managed to increase revenue from all streams, especially from match day earnings.
  3. Preston North End kept expenses in check by reducing wages and player amortisation, despite overall revenue growth.
BowTiedMara - Geoarbitrage & Mobility Assets • 235 implied HN points • 11 Jan 24
  1. Argentina has a history of bizarre tomb desecrations and superstitions surrounding famous figures like Eva Perón and Diego Maradona.
  2. The theft of Eva Perón's body and the curse of dead cats at Racing Club highlight the macabre relationship with former idols in Argentina.
  3. Superstition and mystery surround the desecration of Perón's tomb and Maradona's burial without his heart, showing famous bodies can't rest peacefully in Argentina.
Beck of the Pack • 137 implied HN points • 16 Jan 24
  1. Events like the Western States 100-Miler are facing challenges with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) extortionists.
  2. There is a shift in the cultural landscape due to a pandemic of consumer backlash and overseas issues.
  3. DEI initiatives are evolving, but remain a point of contention in various sectors like running and academia.