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Am I allowed to really like this Simmons column and also still be respectable?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by sirvaliantbrown, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/071126&sportCat=nba

    I really enjoyed the father-brainwashing-daughter-to-like-sports stuff - seems like stuff my own dad would have done if I'd been female. And it was fun seeing the sensory assault that is the "NBA Experience" through the eyes of a little girl.

    And...it was sweet! Simmons never does sweet.

    I liked it a lot. Is that permissible?
  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Try to keep it quiet.
  4. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    FWIW, I thought it was one of his best columns I've ever read.
    I think if you have to like one of his columns, that's probably the one.

    But I think most of his stuff is pretty good, anyway.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I've got a little girl that age, so yeah that was cute. And the two Boston references are well under his season average and appreciated by those outside New England.

    All that said, I'm moving this to sports and news to avoid the inevitable "Simmons = journalism?" queries.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    ...and indulge me in a story about my 2 1/2 year old girl. My wife's brother is a h.s. football coach, so we go every Friday night to the games. Of course the kid could usually care less, bouncing on the bleachers and sucking on lollipops. Her uncle's team went 8-2 in regular season and got to the second round of playoffs, losing at home to an under-.500 team. They fell behind 21-0 at halftime but came back in the second half, and with five minutes was down four and driving. All the momentum was with them and it looked like they'd probably pull it out.

    Alas, at midfield the QB threw a bomb near the end zone which was picked off and returned for a TD. Home bleachers fell dead silent...except for my daughter, who yelled out "Bye-bye, football game!" The accuracy and timeliness of that comment was astounding. Of course she immediately yelled it two more times and I had to cover her mouth since some fans around us didn't share in the humor. But it was priceless.
  7. Cute column.
    I'd stay away from referencing Larry Bird and his kids, though.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Re: Am I allowed to really like this Simmons column and also still be respectabl

    Further proof that brainwashing is the only way to get people to watch the NBA. 8)
  9. That's a hilarious story.
  10. Excellent points.
  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Who the fuck gives a two-year-old Sprite?
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    In the middle of reading it, and this line is really funny:

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