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Simmons-Gladwell Chat

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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2 Responses

  1. Adam says:

    Good post. It’s interesting to see how Simmons handles himself in these “Curious Guy” chats with authors who have (or are thought of as having) a more intellectual readership. E.g., Klosterman & Gladwell.

    Also, to tease this out a little (but staying with baseball), thanks to my Dad, I grew up a Yankees fan during the only era when they were not good, sort of like most blue-chip American car makers from the late ’70s to mid-’80s. Don Mattingly was my version of the Corvette, I guess–a classic on an otherwise forgettable roster (not counting Winfield).

    And feel free to root for the Evil Empire if you want an expensive winner, even if we did overpay for that idiot Johnny Damon. I don’t use the term idiot as an endearing moniker. He really presents himself as one of the dumbest human beings I’ve ever seen interviewed–he was clearly dumber than everyone else who’s ever had a “Cribs” episode. And that’s saying something.

  2. Frank says:

    It would be too trying to try to change allegiances now. It’s a systemic problem, as Paul Weiler suggests in his book Leveling the Playing Field: How Law can make Sports better for Fans:

    http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/WEILEV.html

    I, as a Buffalo Bills fan, have no such qualms.