The act of estimating as worthless

A link from an ad on a friend’s Tumblr blog brought me to this January piece: “50 of the Most Overpaid Players and Coaches in Recent Sports History.”

This is on a 52-page slideshow. Whatever they paid the person who came up with that idea, it was far too much.

Incidentally, the title here is the way I remembered the definition of the word “floccinaucinihilipilification”; while second-sourcing that statement, I discovered that it’s also the name of a band, or a soon-to-be-ex-band anyway.







4 comments

  1. McGehee »

    3 December 2012 · 5:49 pm

    Used to be that floccinaucinihilipilificating the president was perfectly legal…

  2. stixx23 »

    4 December 2012 · 12:11 am

    You’re not familiar with Bleacher Report? This SF Chronicle article will fill in the details: http://www.sfweekly.com/2012-10-03/news/bleacher-report-sports-journalism-internet-espn-news-technology/

    Suffice to say the whole reason for the “50 Most Whatever” article and the 52-page slideshow is simply to get clicks. And the person who put it together was probably not paid much at all.

  3. stixx23 »

    4 December 2012 · 12:13 am

    Sorry, attribution is SF Weekly, not the Chronicle. my bad.

  4. Charles Pergiel »

    4 December 2012 · 9:02 am

    Say that really long word three times quickly. Shoot, say it once.

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