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Who's worse?

Bill Simmons
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29%
Rick Reilly
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43%
Both are horrible
2
29%
 
Total votes : 7

Worst Sports Personality

Postby silentjim » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:01 am

I still don't understand how either of these guys have made it. I've never heard more garbage in my life from both...
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Re: Worst Sports Personality

Postby Fenris-77 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:01 am

Maybe I'm the minority, but I find Simmons pretty entertaining. I'll look elsewhere for sheer fact, or especially for breaking news, but Simmons does a great job with OP-Ed pieces.
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Re: Worst Sports Personality

Postby silentjim » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:39 am

Fenris-77 wrote:Maybe I'm the minority, but I find Simmons pretty entertaining. I'll look elsewhere for sheer fact, or especially for breaking news, but Simmons does a great job with OP-Ed pieces.


I think the sports knowledge is what's weird to me about Simmons. He just doesn't seem realistic ever. And you can tell that everyone who works with Bill just laughs at his outrageous claims. I heard him say that Houston would trade Omer Asik a few weeks back. And everyone was like, WTF.
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Re: Worst Sports Personality

Postby silentjim » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:52 am

Bill Simmons also mentioned that he thought the Thunder would have a 15+ win streak this season. Just keep throwing crap and hope some of it sticks...
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Re: Worst Sports Personality

Postby PatriotsGirl » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:06 am

I can't stand either of these guys. :-P
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Re: Worst Sports Personality

Postby lastemp3ror » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:54 pm

I know a lot of people find Simmons to be funny, but I don't think he is. I watch a lot of PTI on ESPN and sometimes he fills in for Tony or Mike. He doesn't have the voice to be on TV. I don't know why they keep going back to him.
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Re: Worst Sports Personality

Postby plonden » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:16 am

My main problem with Simmons is the sheer volume of his pieces. I think there is great value in stating your things concisely without too many asides or without belaboring the point. I also cannot stand his constant pop culture references and his attempts to fit square pegs into round holes in order to fabricate an analogy to the latest movie or television show.
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Re: Worst Sports Personality

Postby RedHopeful » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:12 am

While I dislike both, I hate Reilly. :-P

Simmons at least talks about/tweets interesting trade proposals. ;-)
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Re: Worst Sports Personality

Postby Fenris-77 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:34 am

Simmons never advertised himself as being the realistic trade business.At best he's in the intersting trade business (which suits his content needs) He's a funny guy with great contacts that knows enough about a lot of different sports write informative content. He's not a specialist though, and I don't know why anyone expects him to be. He's a great writer too, and he gives good interview. I really don't know why anyone would find him annoying unless they have unrealistic expectations.
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Re: Worst Sports Personality

Postby danopkt » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:08 pm

plonden wrote:My main problem with Simmons is the sheer volume of his pieces. I think there is great value in stating your things concisely without too many asides or without belaboring the point.


100% agreed on the volume, that drives me up a wall. I actually do enjoy some of his work, but I find myself skimming through his articles a lot.
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