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Simmons on Boston beat writers ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SheaSeals, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. SheaSeals

    SheaSeals Member

    From his latest column. I don't know the Boston market. Fair or unfair?

    (Note: Last year's excuse was that Marcus Banks and Mark Blount infected the locker room and screwed up team chemistry, so we traded those cancerous bums for Wally, a better guy who makes $12 million a year and walks with a limp. This year, the excuse was that we were "destroyed by injuries," even though we were 5-13 on Dec. 8 with a relatively healthy team that had just finished the easiest stretch of its schedule. No Boston media members mention this crap because the beat writers love Rivers for making their day-to-day jobs easier, and the mainstream columnists are too busy filming segments for TV shows, playing golf and calling in to radio shows. Besides, all anyone in Boston cares about are the Sox and Pats. So what's the point?)
  2. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    The Boston Market is very good. Try the meatloaf.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    mmmm, with Mashed Potatoes and green beans... I wish they had them here in the land of illegal cockfighting
  4. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    No one cares about the Celtics ... Why he wastes 4,000 words writing about them is beyond me.

    So I don't have to start another Simmons thread, did anyone find the following from his Monday blog strongly objectionable?

    "Suggestion if you're ever watching a golf major in a room mixed with males and females: Any time a no-name golfer wins and hugs his wife, if the wife doesn't look like a supermodel, quickly start making the "Uh-oh, time to trade her in!" and "Looks like somebody needs to go the dealer for an upgrade!" jokes. Any woman within earshot will flip out. High comedy."

    Is it just me or was that WAY out of line? It's obviously a terribly-veiled shot at Zach Johnson's wife, who wasn't ugly but didn't look like Amy Mickelson or Elin Woods, either. If I'm Zach Johnson, I'm on my way to Los Angeles to break every single club in my bag over Billy Boy's head. You can take a shot at a lot of things, but a man's wife isn't one of them.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No woman looks like Elin Woods.
    It's unpossible.
  6. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Who knew, Bill? Who knew?
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    How many games did YOU suit up for, Billy?? ::) ::)
  8. I agree with you but Simmons gets to take shots at people because he's 3,000 miles away and never in any danger of having to face anyone he makes fun of in person.

    To suggest the Bob Ryan of all people is a blind-faith Kool-aid drinker is an even bigger example of going over the line. Simmons couldn't wash - never mind carry Bob Ryan's jock.

    (Besides - it was Doc Rivers who made those comments - but why expect Simmons to get anything right?)

    Here's the link to the column BTW

  9. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Damn straight. And I'm no Ryan nuthugger.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Jesus, what a jealous little bitch Little Lord Billie is.
  11. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    He is such a f*cking putz, it's unreal. What a punk.
  12. Willie-Butch

    Willie-Butch Member

    The comment about Johnson's wife -- if you think that's "WAY out of line", you have serious problems.

    Is humor still legal?
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