For sports fans, there is the actual beauty of athletic achievement, there are the many strategies which can be intellectually gratifying, and then, for nerds like me, there are the numbers. The Wages of Wins is an excellent blog; they have tallied the numbers for the Lakers players since 1977. That’s how I plan to spend Sunday.
Meanwhile, I think my colleague Dowell Myers and I bet 1,000 gold doubloons on the Lakers tonight. However, I think both of us are betting on the Lakers. And again, however, I’m pretty sure neither of us has 1,000 gold doubloons. This is kind of how you can tell this joint is run by planners, not economists. And I think it’s his turn to buy lunch anyhoo.