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  1. Yep. Low cost index funds. And read that book! 1) Do not try to pick stocks, and don't pay someone else to pick stocks for you. It is not cost-efficient for normal people to do this (people who are not high net worth individuals or institutional investors). 2) I've reperformed empirical research that shows lower cost funds outperform higher cost funds controlling for cost. That means not only are you saving money on fees, you're returns are better. Historically, Vanguard has the cheapest funds available many of which also outperform the competition - they are like the Walmart of the investing world and I mean that in a good way. Personally, I think their S&P 500 index fund is the best way normal people should gain long-term exposure to the stock market. Don't worry about the economy right now - the companies that comprise the S&P 500 are going to continue converting assets into dividends over the next 30 years regardless of what happens in Greece over the next 12 months. For long-term investors, now is a time to buy low; you are getting those future cashflows at a discounted price right now. As for what percentage of your savings to put in the market (and by market I mean an S&P 500 index), that is up to your personal risk preference.
  2. Daniel Thomas and Anthony Armstrong for Deangelo Williams and Dez Bryant most recently. This was pretty far into camp so the lack of DThomas buzz was already apparent. Came in last place last year so the bad offers have been pouring in.
  3. So what are the thread's thoughts on Leon Washington? It sounds like the bone was sticking out of his leg. Are there any other instances where this kind of injury happened to a pro RB, of comparable or greater ability/potential (I'm thinking fringe players wouldn't count since they would be much less motivated to make a comeback)? The first player (non-RB) that comes to mind is Joe Theismann, but he had both a shattered fibula and tibia. The tibia is the load-bearing bone, but is a snapped fibula any "better" for an athlete? In "A Clinical Guide to Sports Injuries" the author states that an athlete can count on at least a 6 month absence from contact sports following a severe fracture. This would be assuming that no other complications occurred as a result of the injury. Theismann also suffered from avascular necrosis in his ankle following his injury (caused by a temporary or extended loss of blood to a body part), which is what ended Bo Jackson's football career (hip). The only leg injuries I can find on notable RBs are the well-known ACL, MCL, knee, and ankle injuries. These generally follow a "two year" rule where it takes a player two years to return to his former level, mainly due to hesitation and lack of confidence in the year after. This website has more detailed information as well as a chart that shows RBs with leg injuries and their season before and after the injury: Are people going to wait and see what develops? Try to lock him up for cheap?