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Old 06-10-2011, 02:46 PM   #676
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I generally like Simmons (although he was much better 6-8 years ago), but this line in his Bruins column yesterday made little sense:



Well Bill, it's 360 feet, or 120 yards, to complete a trip around the bases. Doing that in 20 seconds is by no means dogging it.


Not for nothing, but it's this type of nitpicking that people hate. Suppose he said 25 seconds? Would that have been OK?

It's like correcting someone that says Chicago is 1,000 miles away by pointing out that it's 950 miles away. Who f'ing cares?
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:04 PM   #677
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I figured this was a Chuck Klosterman article about music.


They`re prob my favorite band, got to meet them last year and they signed some stuff personally to me. Some of the nicest celebrities I have ever met.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:06 PM   #678
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I generally like Simmons (although he was much better 6-8 years ago), but this line in his Bruins column yesterday made little sense:



Well Bill, it's 360 feet, or 120 yards, to complete a trip around the bases. Doing that in 20 seconds is by no means dogging it.
of all the reason to hate Simmons, ragging on him b/c he underestimated by 10 seconds what a really long homer trot was, is a really poor one
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:11 PM   #679
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of all the reason to hate Simmons, ragging on him b/c he underestimated by 10 seconds what a really long homer trot was, is a really poor one
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:17 PM   #680
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Re: Bill Simmons/Sports Guy Containment Thread

It is odd that he was kinda short like that. Maybe it was an over-correction to his usual extreme hyperbole.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:21 PM   #681
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They`re prob my favorite band, got to meet them last year and they signed some stuff personally to me. Some of the nicest celebrities I have ever met.
Luckily for you, this chat with your folks was made easier by your previous rollerblade discussion.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:25 PM   #682
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:58 PM   #683
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of all the reason to hate Simmons, ragging on him b/c he underestimated by 10 seconds what a really long homer trot was, is a really poor one
Ehh.... it doesn't get me mad or anything, but he's a very well compensated professional writer, and he should be reviewing his work to see if what he's saying passes a spit test. It's not an outrage, but it feels pretty dumb and lazy and worth mocking on the internet.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:00 PM   #684
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Re: Bill Simmons/Sports Guy Containment Thread

Aside from the intro, I've only read the two Klosterman columns and The National oral history. I really enjoyed all three.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:04 PM   #685
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I assume Molly Lambert is good looking or something?

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Old 06-10-2011, 05:03 PM   #686
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I figured this was a Chuck Klosterman article about music.
LOL, me too. Then I was like "Wait, isn't there a golf tournament called The National?" Third try is the charm, I suppose.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:05 PM   #687
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:48 PM   #688
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a website where bill simmons and his cronies can wax each others *****.
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it does seem pretty like that and egotistical
as opposed to any other blog or writing outlet? #cmonson

The man likes writing, and he wanted a freer medium through which to do it. More power to him.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:02 PM   #689
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Re: Bill Simmons/Sports Guy Containment Thread

More power to him, if he gets out from under the espn editorial umbrella.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:32 PM   #690
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Re: Bill Simmons/Sports Guy Containment Thread

If you've followed the Deadspin/Tommy Craggs stuff related to this (which you should, there's a singing pink gorilla)- Craggs was of the opinion that ESPN is still way too involved and that they wouldn't be as free as they might like.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:33 PM   #691
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i stopped following deadspin years ago.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:41 PM   #692
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Re: Bill Simmons/Sports Guy Containment Thread

Cliff notes:

Grantland wanted to hire Craggs, who writes for Deadspin. Somewhere before things got finalized, Craggs wrote a column slagging somebody at ESPN, they had second thoughts, Craggs had second thoughts and he had to meet with some ESPN bit shot to kiss his ass, and AJ from Deadspin sent a singing pink gorilla to the meeting to serenade them with the Sportscenter theme.

http://deadspin.com/5807569/albino-m...ntland-project

http://nymag.com/daily/sports/2011/0...ca_talk_d.html (interview w/Craggs that might be more on topic and interesting)
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:46 PM   #693
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Re: Bill Simmons/Sports Guy Containment Thread

I really hope the editorial divide for the site is far beyond just being able to drop a couple f-bombs. Having said that I've enjoyed the first few days.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:12 PM   #694
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Re: Bill Simmons/Sports Guy Containment Thread

lol @ Simmons implying Bird > Duncan
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:02 PM   #695
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Re: Bill Simmons/Sports Guy Containment Thread

So Grantland is Page 2 wearing a tuxedo?
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:01 PM   #696
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So Grantland is Page 2 wearing a tuxedo?
cardigan and skinny jeans imo, but yeah.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:45 PM   #697
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So Grantland is Page 2 wearing a tuxedo?
The article on the National was REALLY good imo. It gives me hope that Grantland can be more than page 2. That was a legit long form magazine piece.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:00 PM   #698
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i stopped following deadspin years ago.
yeah there was a time when i read the site daily, but hell if i go there more than like once a month anymore. they really seemed to go off a cliff around the time Will Leitch left, and now it's just like some weird tabloidy site. maybe it's better for traffic though to be the crappy TMZ of sports, or whatever they're going for.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:14 PM   #699
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Re: Bill Simmons/Sports Guy Containment Thread

Deadspin sucks.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:23 PM   #700
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The article on the National was REALLY good imo. It gives me hope that Grantland can be more than page 2. That was a legit long form magazine piece.
+1, this was fantastic.

Interesting that Charlie Pierce wrote an article for Grantland considering Simmons acted like a ***** and deleted him from the paperback version of the Book of Basketball when Pierce wrote a negative review of the book for deadspin.
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