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Invincible Simmons muffs the punt

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Columbo, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    He had to be reminded by readers about the Ebersol crash? Oh my.
  2. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    And here it is ...

    2. I screwed up something in Wednesday's column -- Vince Papale didn't block a punt for a touchdown in "Invincible." Actually, he forced a fumble on a punt return and ran it in for a touchdown. Apparently this DID happen in a real game, only it was a much shorter return (about 10 yards) and didn't count because you couldn't advance fumbles on kick returns by rule at the time. So yes, Hollywood did tinker with that one.

    ... I love how he still manages to say, "See, Hollywood did tinker with the ending," despite the correction.

    Just curious, if there are other regular Bill Simmons readers here, has anybody written him suggesting that he should don the Doug Christie jersey for allowing his wife to set the terms by which she would make weekly picks? For those who don't read his columns, she gets one rant per week that neither Simmons, nor ESPN editors can touch. If that's not whipped ...

    Oh, and The Sports Gal owns a one-game edge after two weeks. :D
  3. Can I point out that Simmons doesn't know dick about movies?
    Get him off Shawshank --- aka Steel Magnolias For Men --- and the 1980's and he's drowning. And his taste is, well., dreadful.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    You're now dead to me, Fenian.
  5. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I was wondering if you could return a muff in 1976.

    I didn't hop on the bus till '77.

    FTR... you haven't been able to return a muff then or now.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You can say the same thing about his taste in TV shows.

    And professional sports franchises.
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It's the writer's job to get the facts straight.
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