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Bill Simmons on World Cup ... perfect!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by The_Plan, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    No kidding......and the vast majority play as if they're only allowed 1 shot on net a month!

    Case in point....the announcers just said Bartez has only faced 8 shots the entire World Cup, ........is that right?
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Eight shots on frame. There have been more, but they've been either too high or wide to force Barthez to make a save.
  3. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    the same as hockey then....a hit post isn't a shot on goal.

    Brazil...the most adored team in the world managed 1 SOG in 90 minutes.
  4. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Excellent column.
  5. PEteacher

    PEteacher Member

    Man, Bill Simmons has seemed to carve out his niche. But not more. His rant about how he'd never work as a columnist for the Boston Globe is purely funny. Like they'd hire him.

    He has his crowd. Great. But keep him away from the rest of us.
  6. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Wow! A rip-on-soccer column! Ground-fucking-breaking man! Pulitzer prize! Brilliant! Never read anything like it!
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Ummm ... he didn't actually rip soccer. Did you read it?
  8. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Ummm ... yes I did read it. Tongue-in-cheek stuff. Whee.

    Like I said, ground-fucking-breaking stuff. Never read anything like it.
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Look, obviously you're a die-hard soccer fan. As someone who's just a casual fan, I chucked while reading this column, which I'm sure was Simmons' point.
  10. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    I liked how he repetitively knocked D-Wade.
  11. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Thanks for stopping by, Bill. ;)
  12. "For those of you that discredit Simmons as being talented, all I can say is WOW. Some of you say that you can write just as good, and you can be just as funny, or approach things in a unique way as he does. OK, lets see it."

    OK, you first.
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