BILL SIMMONS PRESENTS Grantland Launching Wenesdady, June 8,

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Postby doc shivers » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:14 pm

Holy hell is this going to huff cock.
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Postby 5% Tint » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:19 pm

board would have imploded if you hadnt made this thread doc so thank you for upholding your responsibility
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Postby 5% Tint » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:20 pm

and yeah i like reading his stuff but this is probably going to suck
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Postby brentmoney » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:22 pm

i generally like klosterman but listening to him and simmons talk about nowitzki v bird was pretty painful
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Postby Totally » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:38 pm

Both of these guys are so far past their prime. Simmons hasn't written a decent piece in three or four years. Just rank hubris on both sides.
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Postby 5% Tint » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:39 pm

the article ripping the NFL owners for the lockout was good
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Postby seriesfinale » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:47 pm

I always kinda hated Simmons and his columns when he was writing but I like listening to (most of) his podcasts at work, he's far less overbearing
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Postby Totally » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:50 pm

People sent that to me but I was just like...hooray for the argument of the beard! That he gets that kind of drunken after-midnight/edited the next morning shit in front of as many people as he does is sort of shocking.
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Postby mcwop23 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:50 pm

whatever, his basketball writing is great, i'm excited for this shit
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Postby seriesfinale » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:52 pm

Yeah, I'm not a huge basketball fan

As a bro intellectual I will check out Grantland regardless
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Postby Totally » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:54 pm

mcwop23 wrote:whatever, his basketball writing is great, i'm excited for this shit

His bball pieces are way too fucking long, he has Easterbrook/TMQ syndrome. Could not more obviously ape or envy that column, cannot muster a tenth of the depth.
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Postby Marigold » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:56 pm

shivers stop posting about Simmons you dweeb
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Postby mcwop23 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:56 pm

that easterbrook shit is a low fucking blow totes

Simmons can write volumes, he's usually spot on with bball

obviously nothing else though
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Postby nakedlunch » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:56 pm

you have to really dig on the nba to like his bball writing

luckily I really dig on the nba so there u go
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Postby 5% Tint » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:59 pm

nakedlunch wrote:you have to really dig on the nba to like his bball writing

luckily I really dig on the nba so there u go

yeah pretty much
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Postby 5% Tint » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:00 pm

nl whats it like being a big NBA fan when your team is actually good
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Postby Totally » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:00 pm

I'll grant you there's nobody even close tackling the sport, but football has even *less* drama, bullshit and intrigue, and TMQ is even better.
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Postby nakedlunch » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:05 pm

5% Tint wrote:nl whats it like being a big NBA fan when your team is actually good


it's better than watching your team lose 18 straight I can tell you that much (06-07 celts)
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Postby BlackSugar » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:08 pm

I don't think I've ever read a simmons column, I don't even know where he publishes
but I read his big book of basketball straight through in about a week and I'll probably reread it on the shitter every other year until 2028
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Postby mouthful of sores » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:12 pm

I'm a basketball guy but I thought his "Book of Basketball" was dreadful. It had about as much depth to it as an Uncle John's Bathroom Reader would have on the sport.
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Postby Marigold » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:29 pm

Wasn't the big "Secret" that the book revealed to success in basketball just teamwork? It took him 700 pages to come to that conclusion?
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Postby Gnarls » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:30 pm

You see, Marigold, the point guard is sort of like Zack Morris...
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Postby nakedlunch » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:37 pm

at least that's what my buddy house always says
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Postby Marigold » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:41 pm

I look forward to every JackO podcast.
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Postby Feech La Manna » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:55 pm

Yeah I still listen to his podcast when he has good guests, or JackO or House

can't stand Cousin Sal though
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Postby OKterrific » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:56 pm

hate this guy so much and I've read probably 3 articles of his
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Postby Feech La Manna » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:58 pm

Listening to Klosterman talk is pretty horrible though. Guy is trying so hard all of the time.
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Postby 5% Tint » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:21 pm

Feech La Manna wrote:Listening to Klosterman talk is pretty horrible though. Guy is trying so hard all of the time.

yeah the klosterman podcasts are awful. so are any email exchanges with gladwell
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Postby Phil » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:26 pm

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Postby Feech La Manna » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:30 pm

Klosterman talks like that kid in Freshman writing seminar who everyone wishes would shut the fuck up for a while. He's way too old/successful to get away with that shit.
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