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"Wages of Wins" debate ends in a truce (at least as far as I'm concerned)...

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Professor David J. Berri of "The Wages of Wins" fame has responded to my argument against his that the 2007-08 Nuggets couldn't possibly be good, regardless of Coach Karl's efforts. We'll just have to agree to disagree, as I will continue to believe (until convinced otherwise) that good coaches can turn inefficient players into more efficient players, bad players into mediocre players, good players in great players, etc. I am, however, a strong proponent of statistical analysis, and will be offering Professor Berri a position on my staff if the Nuggets ever make me their next GM (this might be a bad idea as I can't even win my fantasy basketball league).

On a more unfortunate note, Professor Berri has declined my offer to trade him a copy of my book for a copy of his. His argument for not being able to do so is that he a) doesn't have any free copies to spare, and b) his wife won't let him pick up girls in bars. While I characterized my book as a guide to picking up girls in bars, it's actually much more than that. In fact, about half the book is dedicated to managing a monogamous relationship - again, based on the advice of cartoon characters.

So, Professor Berri, if you're reading this please know that I've already purchased your book on Amazon, but my offer stands to send you a free copy of mine.