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I love you TJ Simers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by VJ, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. VJ

    VJ Member

  2. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    The part where he talked about doing his part to help these people get through another day of Americana was awesome.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    "I was basically lifting everybody's spirits".............

  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I've been waiting for this to start since he put out the word six weeks ago for volunteers to take him in.
    He's not for everyone -- as evidenced on here before -- but for me, he's fantastic.
  5. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Loved the video...

    (When talking about the controls on the machine...)

    Farmer: "We only use those when we have to hook up machines to it. Like if we have to dig a grave."

    Simers: "Oh, well, that might come in handy later then."
  6. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Didn't Paris Hilton already do this?
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Hilarious, even more funny when you realize that an entire state is fuming over his antics.
  8. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I don't understand people who don't get his bit.

    You read the column archive, look at 2 pieces, and you've GOT to get that it's an act.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Of course it's an act. It's complete schtick. But when people fall for it -- like, 95 percent of the people who read him and the athletes who deal with him -- it makes it funnier.
  10. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    Vintage T.J.

    If you ever get a chance to hear him talk about lazy sportswriters, it's the equivalent of 15 of his best columns. He came to Chicago for an APSE regional meeting a few years and told about 2 hours worth of stories pertaining to how he goes about the craft of reporting. This was before he was a columnist.

    Basically, he doesn't take no for an answer and out-works all of his competition. Had the sports editors in stitches with some of his tales. He's a great motivational speaker.

    He got the last laugh on the SEs too. Flew first class from LA to Chicago and hit them up for a $1,200 plane fare.
  11. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    TJ's act is a schtick, but he's also a schmuck.

    I have never heard somebody say TJ doesn't work hard. But you can also get hard work from a jackass.
  12. Dan Rydell

    Dan Rydell Guest

    Tell us here, Brett. I'd like to know all about what he said.

    I love Simers' stuff. Some don't, but I do.
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