Monday, February 8, 2010

But Am I Fast Enough to Play Cornerback?

Woody Allen once said, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

Now that VIX and More has been showing up for four years, this formerly whimsical electronic playpen that is dedicated to tilting at statistical windmills now has all the earmarks of a veteran mainstream investment blog. I like to think I continue to straddle the fence between both worlds, but it is nice to occasionally be lumped in with some luminaries who tread down a more traditional path.

Today, for instance, Zack Miller of New Rules of Investing is out with his Super Bowl Team: Online Finance’s Best. The list includes some excellent bloggers, categorized according to their appropriate football position (including coaches, special teams players, a statistician, a referee and even a cheerleader), along with a brief descriptions of some of the blogging/football characteristics they bring to the game. VIX and More is delighted to be picked as part of the Super Bowl group, teamed up with Meb Faber (of World Beta) and James Altucher (of Stockpickr and seemingly many other places) as defensive backs.

Miller describes the trio as follows:

“These guys are quick, some of the best athletes on the field. Most importantly, they need to be able to cover the offense deep over the air while being strong/aggressive enough to step up and make a play on the ground.”
There are some excellent blogs on this group and I am honored to be mentioned in their company.
For the record, VIX and More has been mentioned on several all-star blogging teams in the past. Five awards that spring quickly to mind are:
For related posts on these subjects, readers are encouraged to check out:

Disclosures: I am probably a better free safety than cover corner

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