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Simms: I knew about Manning's 2nd surgery

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by goalmouth, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Phil Simms told Mike & Mike this morning that he knew about Peyton Manning's second surgery but decided not to say anything publicly "because breaking news isn't my thing."

  2. cortez

    cortez Member

    Nantz probably knew too, but removing his nose from the rectum of the poeple he covers ain't his thing, either
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    ESPN knew through an anonymous source but they figured they would get it wrong anyway so they didn't break the story.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Given what his own son went through, I'm hardly surprised Simms kept his mouth shut.

    I don't think he did anything wrong.
  5. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    neither is good color work or siring nfl quarterbacks
  6. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I am fully in support of Phil's behavior here.
    No problem with any of it.
    There's no story here, unless you are one of those media types who likes to chastise other media types for "keeping secrets"
    This is really a non-issue item.
  7. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    Simms is the George W. Bush of color commentary.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Have nothing against him as a commentator.

    Have serious problems with his anger-management issues.
    I've seen him treat some service people EXCEEDINGLY badly.
  9. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    He's an ex-jock, not a journalist, so it's not surprising that he wouldn't report that information. Might have been nice if he'd mentioned it to someone at CBS who actually has some news judgment, though.
  10. CollegeJournalist

    CollegeJournalist Active Member

    If Phil Simms had broken something that was "newsworthy" and been wrong, people here would have crucified him for trying to be a journalist, a la Kirk Herbstreit's incorrect "breaking news" story last year.

    He's a color commentator, not a journalist. If he wants to go public with what he knows, that's his prerogative.

    He still sucks at commentating though.
  11. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Peyton's had bursa sack issues ever since midway through his senior year at UT.
  12. Magnum

    Magnum Member

    He had a nutsack issue, too.
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