Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.
Sounds like an affimative action hire if there ever was one.
dooglass, why did you white out that bottom sentence?
on the off chance the non-whited-out part might draw a few angry and indignant replies, which are always entertaining.
now leave me and my posts alone, asshole!
Sorry Liam O, I'll forget that English has more than 3 vowels and then fuck some sheep tomorrow.
^Eh, Simmons, and a lot of the stuff on Grantland are pretty entertaining. Very good way to spend time whilst waiting for 45 min query to finish.
simmons is like the dane cook of sports bloggers... his early stuff is actually intelligent, very very funny and insightful.
but since he's just a huge fan reporting/writing from a fan's perspective he eventually couldn't help but contradict himself on a ton of his own views. Which lead to his writing suffering greatly.
his old "page 2" stuff (like comparing cheers to sienfeld or ewing theory ) writing an extrapolation of karate kid is hilarious and a pleasure to read... but his new stuff is basically a guilty pleasure (because he's stepping all over his older themes).
They're required to hire jersey people now?
Don't forget your jumper and your wellies, the jumper helps you blend in and the wellies are great for holding their legs still.
Simmons is and always was awful. He apparently hates ending columns, because they run on and on forever. He never misses an opportunity to talk about himself. He appeals to a certain type of sports/movie nerd who revels in obscure details and arcane trivia, preferably with Boston affinities. To all others he is uninteresting and unenlightening. I equate reading him to sitting at a Celtics bar trading zingers and reminiscing about cult-movie classics with like-minded buddies. That is why he has such a rabid following amongst some - he's like the king storyteller in this parochial crowd and everyone thinks it's awesome he actually makes a living doing this shit. But to the rest of us.... *yawn*
I don't actually disagree with either of these criticism. That said, I would probably describe myself as "a certain type of sports/movie nerd who revels in obscure details and arcane trivia". Because of this I enjoy his style of writing.
he's the prototype of the niche popularity trends thats taken over TV/print/internet. you can tell its angered real sports journalists who didn't follow the trend quickly into that type of financial/popularity success.
basically there's no need to be succinct when you write in blog form. so those obscure nuggets/trivia in those 10,000 word posts are great to read and waste time on.
but i'm guilty of being born in Boston and growing up in new england so the whole boston sports angle is like crack to me.
Old hand I see. Or I should say old hind I see.
My what an articulate wanker you are.
Oh and by the way i used to be a New South Welshman.
I hate when somebody tells you about some funny video or song or something and insists on getting out their phone to show it to you right then and there. Irritates the shit out of me.
I am a software engineer and dealing with QA pisses me the fuck off every fucking day.
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