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Simmons vs. Rivers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PaperClip529, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. PaperClip529

    PaperClip529 Active Member

    At what point does ESPN say "Enough is enough" with this Bill Simmons vs. Doc Rivers feud? It was cute on Thursday night but the ongoing spat can't be a good look for anybody involved, even ESPN's golden boy.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    At what point? At the point people stop taking about it and starting message board threads and tuning in to see who says what next.
  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Doc is the one who keeps mentioning it. Doc seems to protest just a touch too much on this one. He brought it up on at least one, if not two, radio interviews in Boston this afternoon.

    He needs to lay low for a while and stop jumping out in front of every mic trying to explain himself.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's great timing for Doc to bash Simmons now if he really hates the guy.

    Simmons does not come across well on TV, and he is being seen by many people who have never heard of him.

    So Doc is bashing him when he is particularly vulnerable. Not that it will amount to a hill of beans.
  5. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    If Doc Rivers coaches any other team, his leaving doesn't even get mentioned by Simmons.
  6. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Simmons is responding to Doc, not the other way around.
  7. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    I'm talking the initial dust-up that led to Doc saying what he said.
  8. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    David khan, Elgin Baylor and a host of others would like a word.
  9. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    If you want to include GMs, I'm right there with you.
  10. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    That answer is a little flippant. Simmons is suddenly calling Rivers by his birth name on Twitter and cursing. I'd say it's getting about time.

    Simmons is acting, in this moment, at a standard somewhere below professional. Not that I'm that surprised. He's never had hedge and pull punches because he's never been a real beat writer.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Simmons was unmasked on NBA pregame show. He is trying to gain back to credibility. He's a lightweight
    fratboy that can't run with the big dogs.
  12. GidalKaiser

    GidalKaiser Member

    Here we go again with the "you're not a beat writer, you shouldn't talk about it." Interesting to me is how people tend to excoriate Simmons for starting as/being a fanboi but most of the older journalists, wherever they are, are given a pass or their word is passed off as knowledge when spouting out opinions or comments. If Bob Ryan or Dan Shaughnessy wrote Doc quit, they'd be praised for telling the truth. Why is that?
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