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Postby the soccer return believer » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:09 pm

Why does Deadspin post so much about Bill Simm

You'd imagine they'd be a touch more self-aware
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:13 pm

Tom Cruise wrote:Why does Deadspin post so much about Bill Simm

People ask us why we harp on Bill Simmons a lot here and the answer is because he’s the most powerful, influential sportswriter in America. He is the only man who was given not one but TWO blank checks to open up a vanity shop, wherein he can collect writers to lend him the kind of prestige that his own work cannot. And he sucks. He is a deluded brat whose entire reference point for anything is himself, and who has sunk ever deeper into flannel-draped megalomania in his quest to become a peer among West Coast tech bros. That, my friends, is newsworthy shit.

The advantages he’s been given are fucking nauseating. The man got paid millions upon millions of dollars and was granted full creative license by ESPN, and he STILL bitches about how that company held him down and treated him (Trump voice) VERY UNFAIRLY. His football team is the greatest of all time and he still feels compelled to tsk-tsk a reporter for his work because he heard something TOTALLY different when he was sharing a Lime-A-Rita with Julian Edelman. It’s fucking embarrassing, and it’s emblematic of an America where one aggro dickwipe is somehow worth 10 times as much, if not much more, than the superior talents beneath him.
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Postby Feech La Manna » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 pm

You either die on Page 2 or you live long enough to see yourself turn into Rick Reilly
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Postby Feech La Manna » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:17 pm

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Postby r m » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:20 pm

Feech La Manna wrote:You either die on Page 2 or you live long enough to see yourself turn into Rick Reilly


Hunter S. Thompson's last words.
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Postby r m » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:21 pm

"God, FUCK Hench" elicited a LOL.
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Postby edgeev » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:53 pm

I can't figure out why he doesn't get credit for obviously valuing the young, diverse, and talented staffs he's had at grantland and the ringer . so deadspin is blaming him for being rich and using that money to publish an inclusive website/podcasting network showcasing an interesting array of perspectives on culture/sports/politics/whatever? Okay. Is it weird, then, that respected writers like Wesley Morris, Zach Lowe, Rembert Browne seem to love the guy? I don't understand how he's not a net good.
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Postby the soccer return believer » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:56 pm

Sharp and Serrano are just that bad
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Postby KPH » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 pm

Heh
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:04 pm

As to why good writers seem to love the guy, Simmons is, by all accounts, a really good boss. Which is fine! I think the first paragraph I quoted is a fair criticism of the man. (The second less so, since, regardless of how much he was paid, ESPN did dick him in the end.)
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Postby inspectorhound » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:06 pm

edgeev wrote:I can't figure out why he doesn't get credit for obviously valuing the young, diverse, and talented staffs he's had at grantland and the ringer . so deadspin is blaming him for being rich and using that money to publish an inclusive website/podcasting network showcasing an interesting array of perspectives on culture/sports/politics/whatever? Okay. Is it weird, then, that respected writers like Wesley Morris, Zach Lowe, Rembert Browne seem to love the guy? I don't understand how he's not a net good.

They're not blaming him for being rich. They're explaining why he's not just a typical sportswriter and thus deserves more coverage/criticism.
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Postby goldsoundz » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:12 pm

simmons should probably just stop writing articles entirely at this point, he's just a parody of himself

the ringer has some good writers but it's never really worked for me like grantland did
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Postby buriedinspace » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:01 am

It's weird - I really don't disagree with anything Deadspin said or any of their criticism. And yet, I definitely still listen to his pods 2-3 times a week and subscribe to multiple other Ringer podcasts.

I mean, I avoid anything he writes or speaks of regarding the Patriots, best I can. But as dumb as they are, I tend to enjoy his bad Celtics takes (perhaps it takes one to know one?)
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Postby BlackSugar » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:11 am

I've read simmons book of basketball probably ten or more times, it's in my top 3 favorite all-time books among thousands. he and I are the same age, and I grew up in oregon with a basketball fanatic father who grew up in boston and had season tickets throughout the 60s, so clearly the russell history was there and so I grew up loving the celts. in the 80s! what a great time to be a celtics fan. plus I lived in oregon so being a celtics fan was awesome because they were great and it made me sorta unique among blazer fans. his book is an all-time classic IF you like his style of ten-page sidebars and 7 footnotes per page. I agree that he's a weirdo homer and a megalomaniac but I will love and re-read that book until I die
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Postby mcwop23 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:19 am

i can’t quit bill simmons
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Postby Alonso » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:32 am

Simmons is ... fine, but settle down about him.
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Postby trouble » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:39 am

as dumb as simmons is he never said anything as dumb as "I don't support unions because I don't like meetings. (burrrrp)"
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Postby inspectorhound » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:58 am

david roth is the last good sportswriter
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Postby trouble » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:12 am

what about the guy who wrote Ask The Old Football Coach
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Postby inspectorhound » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:15 am

that's comedy
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Postby trouble » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:20 pm

pretty dull slack chat until "The Body Language Doctor" appears.
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Postby speakers » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:28 pm

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Postby trouble » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:30 pm

Bill really loves to make jokes to people about them leaving The Ringer. I don't think he can physically talk to his co-workers without doing one.
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Postby the soccer return believer » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:33 pm

lol how many people there know who Al Attles or Kevin Grevey are
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Postby pissydan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:49 pm

BlackSugar wrote:I've read simmons book of basketball probably ten or more times, it's in my top 3 favorite all-time books among thousands. he and I are the same age, and I grew up in oregon with a basketball fanatic father who grew up in boston and had season tickets throughout the 60s, so clearly the russell history was there and so I grew up loving the celts. in the 80s! what a great time to be a celtics fan. plus I lived in oregon so being a celtics fan was awesome because they were great and it made me sorta unique among blazer fans. his book is an all-time classic IF you like his style of ten-page sidebars and 7 footnotes per page. I agree that he's a weirdo homer and a megalomaniac but I will love and re-read that book until I die


i'll be honest in that i still enjoy reading nba simmons all day. but i never want to hear his voice or see his face in anything ever again.
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Postby trouble » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:31 pm

We have a family gift exchange and I have gotten The Book of Basketball three times. Once by request when I was in my early 20s and then twice more from other family members when I asked for a book and they needed to add something extra to make the 20 dollar limit. They know I love basketball so it must be the first thing that comes up when you type basketball book. Every time I got the book my brother has called Bill "that little guy". The End.
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Postby r m » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:35 pm

trouble wrote:We have a family gift exchange and I have gotten The Book of Basketball three times. Once by request when I was in my early 20s and then twice more from other family members when I asked for a book and they needed to add something extra to make the 20 dollar limit. They know I love basketball so it must be the first thing that comes up when you type basketball book. Every time I got the book my brother has called Bill "that little guy". The End.


Please remind your brother that Bill is 6' 1 and 3/5".
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Postby inspectorhound » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:46 pm

trouble wrote:We have a family gift exchange and I have gotten The Book of Basketball three times. Once by request when I was in my early 20s and then twice more from other family members when I asked for a book and they needed to add something extra to make the 20 dollar limit. They know I love basketball so it must be the first thing that comes up when you type basketball book. Every time I got the book my brother has called Bill "that little guy". The End.

Could be worse - my grandma got me Jay Bilas's book for christmas
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