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Monday, August 22, 2005

The So Called Sports Guy



I don't know how many of ya'll have read ESPN's Bill Simmons or not, but my roomates love him. Every time he comes out with a new article it's the best day of their lives. Well they have finally convinced me to start reading his articles. Over the past couple weeks I have read his stuff and I find it almost completely worthless. Apparently this guy has a pretty big following or his articles wouldn't continually get posted on what I believe is America's number one sports website. (Behind Unrestricted View that is.)

So what is it that I hate about this guy? I'm not exactly sure. Maybe it's that fact that he's never written one piece of sports information. I'm not so sure I would even classify him as a sports writer. To me he seems like a comedian with an interest in sports. Fine. I'd love to read his articles on college humor or some other website like that. But when I log onto ESPN, I want to read something about the actual games that were played that night.

You won't get that from Bill Simmons though. He thinks we care more about where Roger Clemens ranks on the "too old to highlight their hair" list as opposed to how he pitched that night. Don't get me wrong, that's funny to think about, but I don't need Bill Simmons to tell me about it. The fact is that I need to hear about how he pitched because I spent the last three hours getting drunk with my buddies and talking about Clemens' highlights.

Simmons also wrote an article comparing certain athletes to rock bands. For example, I believe Cal Ripken was Aerosmith because of longevity. But really, who the f-ck cares?

If this guy wants to write insignificant articles that are occasionally funny, go ahead. But can we put them on a different site. I wish ESPN would get away from comedy and back to sports. That's why I still prefer Peter Gammons.

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