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Simmons Cliff Notes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by maberger, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. maberger

    maberger Member

    When somebody finishes reading this 10,000 word magnum opus, would they please post Cliff Notes?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=manny

    Also, now more than ever his stealing from David Foster Wallace pisses me off.

    That is all.
     
  2. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    How old is Simmons?

    He writes of the Red Sox players that, in 2003, he saw "one of my heroes" do something or other.

    Guy considered athletes his heroes that recently? Either he was 14 in 2003 or he's a doofus.
     
  3. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Baby Jesus help us ... he's footnoting.
     
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    "I" was the second word in the story.
     
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    He lost me with "When I was working at the Jimmy Kimmel Show in 2003..." when did Simmons morph into Ted Kyzinski?
     
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I have to say, the use of gigantic, big-ass art on the web is pretty cool.

    I have no interest in reading this, but I like the pics.
     
  7. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    I liked this more than many of his Boston-centric stories as he's not a total Sox homer in it and there were no ridiculous shots at Peyton Manning, A-Rod, Kareem, or the 86's Lakers' failure to make it to the Finals so they'd be destroyed by the Celtics. He rips on Epstein quite a bit for basically doing what Manny was accused of, quitting on the team (the gorilla suit days). The footnotes - coming so soon after his little goodbye message to Wallace a few weeks ago - are a bit much. Although it's not like writers should be banned from using footnotes just because Wallace was famous for them. He didn't invent them either.
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Can he be both?
     
  9. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Love Simmons' podcasts. Can't read his stories. Just too much.
     
  10. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Come on , give me a difficult one.
     
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    One of the reasons I've never been into Simmons is that he's that funny guy sitting behind you in the bleachers who is giving a running commentary, you laugh, but you wouldn't seek him out to sit near him at another game.
     
  12. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    Jesus Christ, I just wasted 20 friggin minutes getting halfway through that mountain of shit. Has Simmons not been reading the Boston papers for the past month? The Globe has been writing about how all Manny's acts in the last month and a half before he was ushered to LA had Boras' Gepetto-like hand right up his ass.
    Sure, Bill, you're the first one to make this claim. Unfortunately, better writers than you have already beaten you to the punch.
    As good a conspiracy theorist as he is, he needs to go work for one of the campaigns. Seriously.
    And I'm a Red Sox fan. Have been for 36 goddamn years. I was happy when Manny was raking but always knew - like dating the hot girl at work - this would end badly. Adios, Senor Ramirez.
    BTW - this TBS Hot Corner crap is getting on my nerves. I hate being blacked out of the playoffs on mlb.tv. What a bunch of fuckin shit.
     
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