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Bill Simmons, trending.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Azrael, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Simmons made “stuffy old dudes wanted me to pay my dues so I said phuck that” part of his mythology. If run of the mill journalists shit on him for that its because he shot first
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  2. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it wasn't great. For his Monday pods, they're recorded Sunday nights - Cousin Sal during the football season, Rusillo the rest of the year for NBA / general sports talk. With no live sports, they've been touching more on non-sports stuff, but neither one is who I'd expect a nuanced political conversation from, and it wasn't.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  4. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Very charming to see Magary talk about concise writing.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Did Mariotti beat his girlfriend again?
  6. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    My biggest issue with The Ringer (and, first, Grantland) is the holier-than-thou approach to both hiring and staff retention. I can't believe how dismissive some of their mastheads have been about employment and freelance inquiries. There used to be a modicum of respect in this business, but that's gone by the wayside with both of those sites (and with The Athletic). It's very discouraging, and it's made me actively root against them.
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    That one is leaving the park and still going up.

    Still a sticking point with me. Desperately wanted to be a sports journalist. Thought he could reinvent the journalistic wheel. Acted arrogantly, like the a kid who thinks because one outlet published one of his pieces, he was entitled to a prime writing spot at a metro.

    In hindsight, can you picture the level of nightmare he would have been to a desk, especially given how arrogant he has come across to anyone who dared offered a legitimate correction?

    Never learned. Made a bunch of money ... and, apparently, thinks that because he did, he can continue to wave his middle finger(s) at us.

    Go back to Boston. Never show your face in public again. We would all be better off.
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  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    All these assholes end up in LA. Simmons. Russilo. Mariotti.
    3_Octave_Fart likes this.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Magary's story answered this:

    One editor who used to work with Simmons at ESPN said they once sent him notes on an article and his only reply was, "stet all changes." He never found any criticism of him constructive.
    2muchcoffeeman likes this.
  10. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    What was his kid's podcast about?
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  12. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Not the first place I've read his complete distaste for editors or anyone who dare challenge him, at the risk of a crane kick during a karate tournament.

    The funny part? Actually had someone once argue that Simmons actually wanted to be edited.
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