FD in the Flesh
Since Monday, the only basketball I've taken in is a nightly check of my fantasy team, which means I'm aware of Westbrook's tideswell and Garcia's return. Still, next week commences the FD East Coast tour—turns out most of it's around NYC, which I like to think makes it a special limited engagement by three psychopaths. You can catch the calendar here, but I thought I'd break it down a little more gradually, especially if any Philly people (sorry dudes, we tried) were planning to make a trip up.
12/2: Vassar College
All-out kid, no turnbacks. Full presentations from myself, Big Baby with the art, and Silverbird's stats. Then question and answer. Then watching some ball at a bar. You will never be more sick of us than after this night.
12/3: KGB Radio Hour with Mark Jacobson
Interview show at legendary literary hangout. We're a low priority, but will share the stage (and the eventual airspace) with Jules Feiffer and Steve Earle. If people show out for this one, it will impress these dudes of note.
12/4: Varsity Letters
Gelf's series that you probably know already. Fifteen minutes of us plus Q&A.
For D.C. and its assorted folks. Like Vassar, a thousand endless hours of estrangement. I'm counting on Steinz to get this party started.
12/9: Sugar Lounge
Just chill with us in Brooklyn if you hate readings. Originally the plan was to watch the Knicks but I suspect that might change.
12/10: Charles O. Dewey Middle School
Wherein we give back to the community.
UPDATE: If you need motivation to attend one of these events, consider that you might find yourself caught up in a fascinating conversation with Shoals about "single game indicators," such as the one that ultimately led to this post from Kevin Pelton at Basketball Prospectus. Can you really allow yourself to pass up that opportunity?