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(Huffington Post)   NBC pimpslaps ESPN's Bill Simmons. This reminds me of Karate Kid when Miyagi beat up Sensei Kreese. It was at least a 8 on the Unintentional Comedy Scale. It was like the first season of "Real World" when they kicked Puck out. Or something   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 72
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2013-07-03 12:52:59 PM  
That was disappointingly tame.
 
2013-07-03 12:57:49 PM  
Good. Bill Simmons is a awful.
 
2013-07-03 01:12:02 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Good. Bill Simmons is a awful.


I can see where people find him annoying at times (for a variety of reasons), but...awful?
 
2013-07-03 01:13:08 PM  
I've enjoyed some of Simmons columns over the years, but he is terrible on television.
 
2013-07-03 01:15:48 PM  
"Sensei Kreese" was a tough guy extra on a rerun of Charlie's Angels.  It seems he wanted to kidnap Frank Sinatra, wearing tight jeans and suspenders, no shirt.
 
2013-07-03 01:15:57 PM  
That having been said, it is weird to imagine NBC not airing Wimbledon. That used to be a summer vacation highlight, waking up to watch tennis for one week of the year, hearing that piano music. Yes, I did have shiatty summer vacations, why do you ask?
 
2013-07-03 01:20:56 PM  

DamnYankees: That was disappointingly tame.


It takes a lot to be one of the most dramatic and over-hyping headlines on fark, but Subby did very well.

/I don't think a guying saying a TV show is on a channel and that channel corrects him politely is much of a pimp-slap. I may have to go watch Karate Kid to see if Miyagi was this nice. He probably was.
 
2013-07-03 01:23:39 PM  
Dammit, Subby, I read that headline in the voice of Peter Griffin.
 
2013-07-03 01:27:30 PM  

skrame: DamnYankees: That was disappointingly tame.

It takes a lot to be one of the most dramatic and over-hyping headlines on fark, but Subby did very well.

/I don't think a guying saying a TV show is on a channel and that channel corrects him politely is much of a pimp-slap. I may have to go watch Karate Kid to see if Miyagi was this nice. He probably was.


It also wasn't meant to be a knock on NBC sports, I don't think. Simmons has made that type of joke many times before about a lot of different lame sporting events, and if memory serves he's made it about stuff on ESPN and ABC as well.
 
2013-07-03 01:28:18 PM  
Not a pimp slap, the scene at the begining of KK2 WAS supposed to be funny at the end (a nose was "honked" for god sakes) and it wasn;t funny when they kicked out Puck (it was needed since he was a ahateful douche).

I am past blaming the submitter.

Whoever approved this thread should be banned for 2 days just to regroup and learn what shiat NOT to approve.
 
2013-07-03 01:29:33 PM  
 
2013-07-03 01:36:38 PM  
I wanna see where Chuck Klosterman ranks this mistake among his list of times women that likes the bands he likes have laughed at his dick.
 
2013-07-03 01:38:19 PM  
Subby must like Skip Bayless; only someone who listens to everything that jerk says and treats it like gospel could write a headline like that.
 
2013-07-03 01:38:43 PM  
Bill Simmons is funny and I hope somebody hands him a Gerald Wallace jersey live on air for the first Celtics game.
 
2013-07-03 01:40:04 PM  

Killer Cars: cameroncrazy1984: Good. Bill Simmons is a awful.

I can see where people find him annoying at times (for a variety of reasons), but...awful?


Yes.  He's Skip Bayless level
 
2013-07-03 01:40:25 PM  
HE STAHK HIS FINGAH IN THA PAHNAHT BAHTAH!!!!!
 
2013-07-03 01:41:47 PM  

EyeballKid: That having been said, it is weird to imagine NBC not airing Wimbledon. That used to be a summer vacation highlight, waking up to watch tennis for one week of the year, hearing that piano music. Yes, I did have shiatty summer vacations, why do you ask?


For me as well. As a child, I always remember enjoying the start of my summer vacation from school waking up and watching Wimbledon, and hearing that 70s synthesizer theme always takes me back.
 
2013-07-03 01:42:42 PM  

Weigard: I wanna see where Chuck Klosterman ranks this mistake among his list of times women that likes the bands he likes have laughed at his dick.



OK, OK, the question isn't, "did Bill screw up"", the question is, subjectively, from, OK, an objective standpoint, can NBC objectively challenge ESPN?  Bill, what you're arguing is, ok, that NBC had Wimbledon, OK, but now NBC does, but, OK, objectively, can we even, uh, subjectively evaluate an objective data set, ok, about the subjectivity of NBC's coverage?  Or, does the data itself, ok, indicate a subjective selection bias? I mean, ok, if you took, you know, David Lee Roth-era Van Halen, and stacked them up versus Nirvana, not 'Bleach' Nirvana but 'In Utero' Nirvana, ok, I mean, what does that indicate, from, you know, an objective standpoint? I mean, uh, can we even subjectively be objective, ok? Or is the question really, can be objectively be subjective about our objectivity about the subjective object? And, if hte answer is no, not that I'm saying it is, what does say about our ability to analyze tennis, period?  Does that not force the conclusion, ok, that we shouldn't cover the coverage?  Is this not more about new media or is it about the medium being the, you know, message?  You know?


"Wow, Chuck. That sounds....brilliant."

"Bill, that's only because it is."
 
2013-07-03 01:43:43 PM  

LarryDan43: I've enjoyed some of Simmons columns over the years, but he is terrible on television.


you know he isn't terrible, just woefully unprepared sometimes.
 
2013-07-03 01:56:00 PM  
That wasn't much of slap. Subby forgot to keep their pimp hand strong.
 
2013-07-03 02:07:01 PM  
Simmons the writer (a job he seems to forget he has these days) is terrific. I read all of his columns, even the 5,000-word screeds on the NBA (and I'm only a casual NBA fan) because I thoroughly enjoy his work.

On TV though...he sounds like a first-year intern trying to make a splash. His writing humor doesn't translate to TV at all.
 
2013-07-03 02:09:57 PM  
One minute: "Wah! Serena Williams is old and creaky! We want somebody new!"

Next minute: "Wah! Serena Williams got knocked out! We don't wanna watch anymore!"

/For the men, substitute Federer for Serena.
 
2013-07-03 02:10:15 PM  

Killer Cars: cameroncrazy1984: Good. Bill Simmons is a awful.

I can see where people find him annoying at times (for a variety of reasons), but...awful?


See the headline. It's like that every. Single. Column. Awful. I get that it's his schtick, but just about anyone can write a bullet-pointed column full of tired references like he does.
 
2013-07-03 02:13:30 PM  

Ishkur: EyeballKid: That having been said, it is weird to imagine NBC not airing Wimbledon. That used to be a summer vacation highlight, waking up to watch tennis for one week of the year, hearing that piano music. Yes, I did have shiatty summer vacations, why do you ask?

For me as well. As a child, I always remember enjoying the start of my summer vacation from school waking up and watching Wimbledon, and hearing that 70s synthesizer theme always takes me back.


You NBC-tards.  I'd rather have it back on HBO. Approximately the only time Jim Lampley was ever tolerable.
 
2013-07-03 02:15:27 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Killer Cars: cameroncrazy1984: Good. Bill Simmons is a awful.

I can see where people find him annoying at times (for a variety of reasons), but...awful?

See the headline. It's like that every. Single. Column. Awful. I get that it's his schtick, but just about anyone can write a bullet-pointed column full of tired references like he does.


No one else is doing several thousand word pieces describing every bad move the Golden State Warriors have made in the last 35 years. Bill the writer is the man.

Bill the writer has said he thinks Bill the TV talking head sucks.

/http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7714701/how-annoy-fan-base-60-ea sy -steps">http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7714701/how-annoy-fan-bas e-60-easy -steps
//he's no better than Skip Bayless? Srsly?
 
2013-07-03 02:17:15 PM  

Rwa2play: Subby must like Skip Bayless; only someone who listens to everything that jerk says and treats it like gospel could write a headline like that.


Skip Bayless and Bill Simmons are the opposite sides of the same coin. Pompous douchebags who comment on "mental" aspect of sports.
 
2013-07-03 02:19:28 PM  
Or something
 
2013-07-03 02:20:17 PM  
thumbs.newschoolers.com
 
2013-07-03 02:24:55 PM  

WTF Indeed: Rwa2play: Subby must like Skip Bayless; only someone who listens to everything that jerk says and treats it like gospel could write a headline like that.

Skip Bayless and Bill Simmons are the opposite sides of the same coin. Pompous douchebags who comment on "mental" aspect of sports.


Correct.
 
2013-07-03 02:27:39 PM  

WTF Indeed: Pompous douchebags who comment on "mental" aspect of sports.


why are ___ going to win?  look at their swagger.  they've got that swagger.  when you have swagger, you can't be beat.  I like their swagger.  they lost their swagger but they've got it back.
 
2013-07-03 02:28:32 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Good. Bill Simmons is a awful.


Who do you like?
 
2013-07-03 02:29:32 PM  

EyeballKid: That having been said, it is weird to imagine NBC not airing Wimbledon. That used to be a summer vacation highlight, waking up to watch tennis for one week of the year, hearing that piano music. Yes, I did have shiatty summer vacations, why do you ask?


That's how I felt when they moved the Kentucky Derby from ABC (Jim McKay and Al Michaels) to NBC (Tom Hammond and Bob Costas) back in the early aughts, I think.

Not that anybody gives a fark about horse racing anymore. Or tennis all that much.
 
2013-07-03 02:30:06 PM  

Willas Tyrell: No one else is doing several thousand word pieces describing every bad move the Golden State Warriors have made in the last 35 years. Bill the writer is the man.


Bill the "analytical, objective writer" is definitely the man (like in the Warriors piece you mentioned) but when he strays into random musings using pop culture references to make a point that sometimes has nothing to do with sports...well, that Bill got old for me a long time ago.
 
2013-07-03 02:37:28 PM  

EyeballKid: That having been said, it is weird to imagine NBC not airing Wimbledon. That used to be a summer vacation highlight, waking up to watch tennis for one week of the year, hearing that piano music. Yes, I did have shiatty summer vacations, why do you ask?


I feel the same way about monday night football. If you don't have cable you are farked.
 
2013-07-03 02:39:25 PM  

Mateorocks: Not that anybody gives a fark about horse racing anymore.


Let me guess. Pimlico?

/Churchill right here
 
2013-07-03 02:41:03 PM  

FLMountainMan: cameroncrazy1984: Good. Bill Simmons is a awful.

Who do you like?


Papi
 
2013-07-03 02:42:19 PM  

FLMountainMan: cameroncrazy1984: Good. Bill Simmons is a awful.

Who do you like?


Who's that guy on Sports Illustrated? Peter King? He's almost as bad, but not as bad.  I don't read too many national columnists. I like to read The Buffalo News columns and various blogs like SB Nation.
 
2013-07-03 02:49:27 PM  
Tangentially related. I dont like Bill Simmons, but I gotta say if Doc Rivers bristled at his comments, then is because they rang of truth.
 
2013-07-03 02:53:42 PM  

EyeballKid: Mateorocks: Not that anybody gives a fark about horse racing anymore.

Let me guess. Pimlico?

/Churchill right here


Pimlico? Dude, you want me to get mugged?
 
2013-07-03 02:54:12 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Who's that guy on Sports Illustrated? Peter King? He's almost as bad, but not as bad


Yeesh, now him I can't stand. Admittedly though I can't think of too many really good NFL writers off hand. Bill Barnwell on Grantland is good, albeit heavy with stats and geekery.
 
2013-07-03 02:54:58 PM  
I only like Bill Simmons for spearheading Grantland, which introduced me to the hilarity of my hometown boy, Rembert Browne:  http://www.grantland.com/contributor/_/name/rembert-browne
 
2013-07-03 02:55:29 PM  

WTF Indeed: Rwa2play: Subby must like Skip Bayless; only someone who listens to everything that jerk says and treats it like gospel could write a headline like that.

Skip Bayless and Bill Simmons are the opposite sides of the same coin. Pompous douchebags who comment on "mental" aspect of sports.


Pompous?  I get not liking his writing/humor, but never got the pompous vibe from him.  Seems pretty self deprecating to me.
 
2013-07-03 02:59:04 PM  

Mateorocks: EyeballKid: Mateorocks: Not that anybody gives a fark about horse racing anymore.

Let me guess. Pimlico?

/Churchill right here

Pimlico? Dude, you want me to get mugged?


Oh, sorry to hear that. Churchill's a little better. Though, you go a couple streets away from it, hoo-boy, you got yourself an adventure!
 
2013-07-03 03:04:04 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: FLMountainMan: cameroncrazy1984: Good. Bill Simmons is a awful.

Who do you like?

Who's that guy on Sports Illustrated? Peter King? He's almost as bad, but not as bad.  I don't read too many national columnists. I like to read The Buffalo News columns and various blogs like SB Nation.


so pseudo sports writers

comparing Peter King to Bill Simmons is dumb. Peter King gives you facts and digs for the story/truth behind the story. Simmons uses some knowledge and investigation to throw in with his personal opinions.
 
2013-07-03 03:09:21 PM  

IlGreven: Ishkur: EyeballKid: That having been said, it is weird to imagine NBC not airing Wimbledon. That used to be a summer vacation highlight, waking up to watch tennis for one week of the year, hearing that piano music. Yes, I did have shiatty summer vacations, why do you ask?

For me as well. As a child, I always remember enjoying the start of my summer vacation from school waking up and watching Wimbledon, and hearing that 70s synthesizer theme always takes me back.

You NBC-tards.  I'd rather have it back on HBO. Approximately the only time Jim Lampley was ever tolerable.


Jim Lampley is fantastic at calling a boxing match
 
2013-07-03 03:11:49 PM  

Piizzadude: Peter King gives you facts and digs for the story/truth behind the story.


Specifically if the story is "Why Tom Brady is sooooooo dreamy!"
 
2013-07-03 03:13:50 PM  
Simmons used to be pretty good. A long time ago. For local Boston sports. Hes kind of like Madden but with no video game.
 
2013-07-03 03:15:30 PM  

skrame: It takes a lot to be one of the most dramatic and over-hyping headlines on fark, but Subby did very well.


cameroncrazy1984: See the headline. It's like that every. Single. Column. Awful. I get that it's his schtick

...

Apparently I did not see what subby did there. Subby, I apologize for thinking you were a horrible subby instead of a clever subby.

/subby
/no no no; I'm not subby; just noting that I said subby a lot in that post
 
2013-07-03 03:15:36 PM  

EyeballKid: Piizzadude: Peter King gives you facts and digs for the story/truth behind the story.

Specifically if the story is "Why Tom Brady is sooooooo dreamy!"


Maybe there's some truth behind that story?
 
2013-07-03 03:20:00 PM  

Piizzadude: Peter King gives you facts and digs for the story/truth behind the story.


after the game, I texted ____ and asked him, "when you threw that pass, what were you feeling?"  he texted back that he felt great.  I texted his coach and asked him, "why did you make that call?" and he texted back, "we saw something on film and exploited it."  I then texted the GM and he texted back.  I then texted opposing QB and he texted that he was disappointed.  I texted a league source and he texted back that he couldn't comment.  so i sent a text...."

we get it, pete.  you like to text.  jesus.  can you just say "___ said he felt great, ___ said he was happy..."
 
2013-07-03 03:20:34 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: I feel the same way about monday night football. If you don't have cable you are farked.


And if you do have cable, Monday Night football is even worse!
 
2013-07-03 03:47:07 PM  
I confess to enjoying Simmons when he's not writing about the NBA (which, alas, is a lot of what he does), but if I have any beef with him that, beneath the veneer of pop-culture references, his sports analysis is entirely conventional.  He uses hyperbole and maybe tries to make every point not only true but historically true... but his idea of what is "true" is usually right down the pipe of conventional wisdom.

Like him or not, you have to acknowledge his absolutely enormous influence on modern sports writing.  Not to put too fine a point on it: around 2000-2005, just about every sports writer in the world tried to become more like Simmons.  They won't admit as much anymore, but the influence is still there.

Oh yeah, and I guess I should acknowledge I first heard of Fark from reading a Simmons column.
 
2013-07-03 03:48:20 PM  
NBC Sports Network had so much potential to be an alternative to ESPN, but man, did they f*ck it up. So many ways they could have only been slighter better or even not as bad to pick up massive market share. They somehow believe they can actually control the narrative, MSM political news style, in this day and age for something as accessible as sports. That ship has sailed. #NBCFail all the way with NBC/SN.
 
2013-07-03 03:56:32 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: NBC Sports Network had so much potential to be an alternative to ESPN, but man, did they f*ck it up. So many ways they could have only been slighter better or even not as bad to pick up massive market share. They somehow believe they can actually control the narrative, MSM political news style, in this day and age for something as accessible as sports. That ship has sailed. #NBCFail all the way with NBC/SN.


Of course this means fark-all to several people here, but their coverage of this upcoming season's English Premier League looks like it's going to wipe the floor with anything else we've seen like it here in the states. Solid commentators, coverage across the league (not just the "Big 4"), and coverage across networks. Should be interesting.
 
2013-07-03 04:12:31 PM  

skinink: Bill Simmon's reaction when he found out that Wimbledon is on ESPN.


I was expecting a "Downfall" parody.
 
2013-07-03 04:32:50 PM  

Dinobot: Tangentially related. I dont like Bill Simmons, but I gotta say if Doc Rivers bristled at his comments, then is because they rang of truth.


Agreed.  Rivers flip-flopped like crazy, quit on the Celts then gets pissed that someone called him out on it on TV.

I agree with most of the stuff said about Simmons, I enjoy his writing, even bought his NBA book and I am not an NBA fan.  It is probably because we are about the same age and the pop culture stuff, even the old White Shadow references hit home because I watched those same shows.

His TV stuff sounds a lot like what would happen if one of us got put on a pre game show with no experience other than our witty comments on a website.  He is not fully prepared and probably still has a bit of the 'deer in the headlights' thing going.

The biggest issue with the NBA pregame stuff appeared to be there was no host to direct traffic.  It was 4 people talking over each other, occasionally interacting.  Put a host in the seat occupied by Magic Johnson and you are good.
 
2013-07-03 04:40:39 PM  
You want a pimpslap?  Go to YouTube and look up Richard Sherman verbally abusing Skip Bayless.....it's beautiful.

/Go Hawks.
 
2013-07-03 04:43:04 PM  

Super Chronic: I confess to enjoying Simmons when he's not writing about the NBA (which, alas, is a lot of what he does), but if I have any beef with him that, beneath the veneer of pop-culture references, his sports analysis is entirely conventional.  He uses hyperbole and maybe tries to make every point not only true but historically true... but his idea of what is "true" is usually right down the pipe of conventional wisdom.

Like him or not, you have to acknowledge his absolutely enormous influence on modern sports writing.  Not to put too fine a point on it: around 2000-2005, just about every sports writer in the world tried to become more like Simmons.  They won't admit as much anymore, but the influence is still there.

Oh yeah, and I guess I should acknowledge I first heard of Fark from reading a Simmons column.


He's really at his best when he's writing about the NBA. His knowledge of the league is pretty astounding, although he tends to focus way too much on the Celtics all the time. I guess you take the good with the bad.
 
2013-07-03 04:45:24 PM  
Skip Bayless is the worst, writer or TV analyst. Simmons the TV analyst is almost as bad as Bayless. He gets point for *not* being Skip Bayless. Then again, he's also not as bad of an analyst as half of the people NFL network employs, or ESPN for that matter.  Simmons the writer is hit or miss. I loved his Book of Basketball. His columns can be downright dreadful, but at least he owns being a Boston homer. Simmons is no worse than some of the sports writers out there and quite a bit better than most. I do enjoy local Indy guys and SB Nation and *cringe* some parts of BR are surprisingly good. You just have to make sure they are someone who actually gets paid to write instead of contributes of their own free volition.
 
2013-07-03 04:47:54 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: NBC Sports Network had so much potential to be an alternative to ESPN, but man, did they f*ck it up. So many ways they could have only been slighter better or even not as bad to pick up massive market share. They somehow believe they can actually control the narrative, MSM political news style, in this day and age for something as accessible as sports. That ship has sailed. #NBCFail all the way with NBC/SN.


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NBCSN has been much more balanced than ESPN.  Their coverage of F1 is a huge upgrade over Speed, even though they are using most of the same cast.  They've improved with hockey and they are doing the cross promotion thing pretty well.

And while I won't be watching, their EPL counterprogramming is smart since they don't have any college football worth a damn and only have the Sunday night NFL game.
 
2013-07-03 05:01:50 PM  
Simmons isn't that great on TV, but he definitely made the NBA draft better this year, from the "whoa, whoa!!!" reaction at Bennett going #1 down to the "I'm just really looking forward to the Kelly Olynyk era in Boston".
 
2013-07-03 05:43:25 PM  
PowerSlacker: NBCSN has been much more balanced than ESPN. Their coverage of F1 is a huge upgrade over Speed, even though they are using most of the same cast. They've improved with hockey and they are doing the cross promotion thing pretty well.

ESPN is about The Brand, about promoting Sports Center and the chuckleheads that anchor it every chance they get and using the scroll for their latest obsession (Favre! Tebow! Hernandez!). Actual coverage of sports is secondary. Instead of covering some of the more interesting, non-Centre Court stuff at Wimbledon, we get endless replays of Serena losing and bloviators telling What It All Means.

I've been quite happy with NBCSN since the name change. I liked the Stanley Cup coverage, they did a really good job with the weird F1 race from Silverstone this past weekend and the coverage of the Tour de France is excellent. The Premiership coverage looks very promising and to not have to suffer through another Man U/Chelsea/Arsenal/City weekend will be nice.
 
2013-07-03 05:53:47 PM  
The Celtics have hired Butler's 12-year-old coach Brad Stevens.

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2013-07-03 05:58:09 PM  

robsul82: The Celtics have hired Butler's 12-year-old coach Brad Stevens.

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Damn you straight to hell.

/beat me by 4 minutes.
 
2013-07-03 06:04:38 PM  

robsul82: The Celtics have hired Butler's 12-year-old coach Brad Stevens.

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Somebody had to take the hit.  He can go back to college in two years with his reputation untouched like Pitino did.
 
2013-07-03 06:44:48 PM  

EyeballKid: Piizzadude: Peter King gives you facts and digs for the story/truth behind the story.

Specifically if the story is "Why Tom Brady is sooooooo dreamy!"


hey if that is your thing, go for it.

/NTTIAWWT
 
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2013-07-04 12:16:47 AM  

rickythepenguin: Weigard: I wanna see where Chuck Klosterman ranks this mistake among his list of times women that likes the bands he likes have laughed at his dick.


OK, OK, the question isn't, "did Bill screw up"", the question is, subjectively, from, OK, an objective standpoint, can NBC objectively challenge ESPN?  Bill, what you're arguing is, ok, that NBC had Wimbledon, OK, but now NBC does, but, OK, objectively, can we even, uh, subjectively evaluate an objective data set, ok, about the subjectivity of NBC's coverage?  Or, does the data itself, ok, indicate a subjective selection bias? I mean, ok, if you took, you know, David Lee Roth-era Van Halen, and stacked them up versus Nirvana, not 'Bleach' Nirvana but 'In Utero' Nirvana, ok, I mean, what does that indicate, from, you know, an objective standpoint? I mean, uh, can we even subjectively be objective, ok? Or is the question really, can be objectively be subjective about our objectivity about the subjective object? And, if hte answer is no, not that I'm saying it is, what does say about our ability to analyze tennis, period?  Does that not force the conclusion, ok, that we shouldn't cover the coverage?  Is this not more about new media or is it about the medium being the, you know, message?  You know?


"Wow, Chuck. That sounds....brilliant."

"Bill, that's only because it is."


* slow golf clap *
 
2013-07-04 08:58:39 AM  

rickythepenguin: Weigard: I wanna see where Chuck Klosterman ranks this mistake among his list of times women that likes the bands he likes have laughed at his dick.


OK, OK, the question isn't, "did Bill screw up"", the question is, subjectively, from, OK, an objective standpoint, can NBC objectively challenge ESPN?  Bill, what you're arguing is, ok, that NBC had Wimbledon, OK, but now NBC does, but, OK, objectively, can we even, uh, subjectively evaluate an objective data set, ok, about the subjectivity of NBC's coverage?  Or, does the data itself, ok, indicate a subjective selection bias? I mean, ok, if you took, you know, David Lee Roth-era Van Halen, and stacked them up versus Nirvana, not 'Bleach' Nirvana but 'In Utero' Nirvana, ok, I mean, what does that indicate, from, you know, an objective standpoint? I mean, uh, can we even subjectively be objective, ok? Or is the question really, can be objectively be subjective about our objectivity about the subjective object? And, if hte answer is no, not that I'm saying it is, what does say about our ability to analyze tennis, period?  Does that not force the conclusion, ok, that we shouldn't cover the coverage?  Is this not more about new media or is it about the medium being the, you know, message?  You know?


"Wow, Chuck. That sounds....brilliant."

"Bill, that's only because it is."


ANYWAY
 
2013-07-04 11:46:30 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Killer Cars: cameroncrazy1984: Good. Bill Simmons is a awful.

I can see where people find him annoying at times (for a variety of reasons), but...awful?

See the headline. It's like that every. Single. Column. Awful. I get that it's his schtick, but just about anyone can write a bullet-pointed column full of tired references like he does.


Then why don't they? Because people hate making a boatload of money doing for doing little more than watching television?
 
2013-07-04 12:35:07 PM  
What was he smoking when he tweeted this? not only is it not on NBC but Radwanska isn't even in the final, Lisicki is
 
2013-07-04 01:40:27 PM  

rickythepenguin: Weigard: I wanna see where Chuck Klosterman ranks this mistake among his list of times women that likes the bands he likes have laughed at his dick.


OK, OK, the question isn't, "did Bill screw up"", the question is, subjectively, from, OK, an objective standpoint, can NBC objectively challenge ESPN?  Bill, what you're arguing is, ok, that NBC had Wimbledon, OK, but now NBC does, but, OK, objectively, can we even, uh, subjectively evaluate an objective data set, ok, about the subjectivity of NBC's coverage?  Or, does the data itself, ok, indicate a subjective selection bias? I mean, ok, if you took, you know, David Lee Roth-era Van Halen, and stacked them up versus Nirvana, not 'Bleach' Nirvana but 'In Utero' Nirvana, ok, I mean, what does that indicate, from, you know, an objective standpoint? I mean, uh, can we even subjectively be objective, ok? Or is the question really, can be objectively be subjective about our objectivity about the subjective object? And, if hte answer is no, not that I'm saying it is, what does say about our ability to analyze tennis, period?  Does that not force the conclusion, ok, that we shouldn't cover the coverage?  Is this not more about new media or is it about the medium being the, you know, message?  You know?


"Wow, Chuck. That sounds....brilliant."

"Bill, that's only because it is."


I like Klosterman, and own a few of his books, but listening to him be a contrarian for contrarian's sake drives me farking INSANE.
 
2013-07-04 02:31:48 PM  
71 comments in and I'm the first person to point out that Puck was on Real World season 3...does that say more about you all or about myself?
 
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