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Simmons column dies in "The Mag"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SixToe, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Apologies if this is a d_b or old news:

    Simmons announces his column is ending in the magazine.

    http://thebiglead.com/?p=15449
     
  2. GlenQuagmire

    GlenQuagmire Active Member

    Nothing personal, Bill. I'm just not a fan.

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  3. bob

    bob Member

    Never cared much for him, either. Then he paid me a compliment in one of his columns. Sorry to see him go.
     
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

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  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    It's not like he's really going anywhere, though. His mag columns always seemed like throwaways anyway. And he says he'll still be doing features for them, plus all his espn.com work obviously.
     
  6. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Someone still subscribes to this? Why?
     
  7. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I like Simmons, but never cared much for his magazine column. His best columns are the 2,000+ word running diaries on the NBA Draft, or similarly long and weird analysis on sports and television shows from the 1980s and 1990s. Neither one really translates well to print.
     
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    As everyone knows, I don't care for Simmons' work. That's just personal taste, I respect his success. And from that point of view, this is a good move for him. Simmons writes too much, or more accurately, generates too much content. He frickin' tweets the word count of a Dickens novel many days. NOBODY can say so much without having an increased percentage of it suck on its own terms.
    Bill is taking a step to protect his brand. Smart decision.
     
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    It just shows up. And in some ways, it's much better than it was 3-4 years ago, seems to me.
     
  10. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    If only it was, Simmons mag column dies, takes The Mag with it.
     
  11. Of this thread's 660 views at the time I type this, how many do you think are from Billyboy himself? 50 maybe?
     
  12. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    The Mag has better writing in it than people give it credit for. Finally got around to reading Jones' piece on the kid who was sailing solo around the world. Outstanding.
     
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