If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(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
    More: Dumbass, Bill Simmons, ESPN, NBC, Wimbledon, Unintentional Comedy Scale, Twitter, Mr. Miyagi, Sabine Lisicki  
•       •       •

3428 clicks; posted to Sports » on 03 Jul 2013 at 1:08 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



72 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
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.


wtfamIreading.jpg

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.

i63.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-03 05:58:09 PM  

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

[i63.photobucket.com image 250x141]


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.

[i63.photobucket.com image 250x141]


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
 
rka
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?
 
Displayed 22 of 72 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report