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This should make some heads explode

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by lcjjdnh, May 10, 2011.

  1. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Member

    Lupica on Bill Simmons's podcast:
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    What's the hook?
  3. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Member

    I actually haven't listened to it yet. Just know they're not among the most loved writers on the board.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    If you'd titled the thread "Lupica on Simmons' podcast," web traffic here would have increased by a factor of 150,000.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The new owners must be disappointed.
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    I'm not going to listen to Lupica and/or Simmons on a podcast, just so I can say, "Piss on Lupica and/or Simmons."

    Stop it.
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Proper SJ style for the headline would call for the word to be spelled "asplodeeee." HTH.
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    i actually listened to the entire thing and found it quite entertaining; i'm a sap for newspaper guys telling tales of their earliest days in the biz, 'cause guys like mike were not yet insufferable. heck, he practically describes himself as a wide-eyed kid in awe just to be around red holzman's knicks when he first landed in n.y.

    but mike had to keep slapping me back down to earth by mentioning one of his boys or his wife every other minute. so what listeners have to look forward to in his daily one-hour radio show will be infinite references to the gems coming from his family members. AARRGGHH!! CHECK, PLEASE!!!
  9. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    The other night a young news-side guy was talking about the old Knicks and I offered to lend him Axthelm's book. He'd never heard of it. He said, "Hey, I'll trade you! I just finished Bill Simmons' book on basketball (from a couple years ago)." He looked astonished when I said that I don't want to read anything by that douchebag. It did come out a little harsher than I intended. He probably doesn't understand the visceral reaction from some sports veterans, and in fact I'm not even sure he knows I am a product of sports departments. He just seemed bewildered, as if he expected me to expand on that by saying Bill had poisoned my dog years ago or cut in front of me at the buffet table.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    If I remember my pressbox etiquette correctly, that is grounds for getting shanked with a plastic fork.
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