The MMQB went behind the scenes with NFL referee Gene Steratore and his crew for an unprecedented look at the pressures and responsibilities of the third team on the field on NFL Sundays: the seven men in stripes who enforce the rules. In Part I, we meetâand agonize withâthe boss
Is Kanye really that much crazier and fucked up than any of us? It’s easy and even safe to believe that he is, but have you never been at a table with friends venting about something that happened at work? Maybe you said something that was equal parts brilliant, arrogant, genius, and delusional, and the best you got out of it was a friend quoting you in a tweet. Kanye’s work is his music and his art and the culture he creates, except when he has a conversation about it, cameras are there, and literally millions of people are watching.
In Washington State, voters saw a lot to like about legalized marijuana. Yet many difficult questions remained: Who would be allowed to grow legal marijuana? Who would be allowed to sell it? How much would an ounce of legal pot cost? The State of Washington decided that it needed help setting up a pot economy. Mark Kleiman, a professor of public policy at U.C.L.A., assembled a team. He offers advice through a consultancy that he runs, BOTEC Analysis Corp. In a nod to the ambiguity inherent in studying illicit economies, BOTEC stands for for Back of the Envelope Calculation.