Bill Simmons Gets The Rest Of The Summer To Think About What He's Done

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Actually it's not because he's in trouble after a tumoltous few months with his employer, but rather for him to finish his second book. The Sports Guy has a good 10 weeks to complete the novel and prep himself for 8,000 Pats articles this fall (I kid)....

Gone Fishin'

Quick announcement from Bill: ESPN was gracious enough to give me 10 weeks off to finish my second book. My column will return right before Week 1 of the NFL season, just in time for another year of crappy football picks! If you're a fan of the "B.S. Report," we're still doing weekly podcasts, but that's it. Enjoy the summer.

The Celtics are champs. The Sox are champs. The Pats are … well, still a dynasty. The Sports Guy feels he has reached nirvana, and there's nowhere to go but down. So, how does he avoid Hugh Grant Syndrome?
It's a shame that we don't get the high comedy that was ESPN and his relationship the rest of the Summer, but alas....it was fun while it lasted. I hope your vacation gives you time to reload and come back with guns a blazin'.

The Sports Fella Takes A Breather (Deadspin)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 7:52 AM

11 Comments:

Bill Simmons is taking the summer off so that casual readers don't find out that "The Sports Guy" doesn't know anything about baseball. He'll be back in time to have his wife beat him in picking NFL games, and to take potshots at Gregg Easterbrook.

Anonymous said...
Jul 9, 2008, 8:08:00 AM  

The second paragraph is a description of his last magazine column, not his "Gone Fishin'" bit. So you you know...

Matt said...
Jul 9, 2008, 9:01:00 AM  

Well, if he's going to take the rest of the summer off at least it's for a good reason (so I'll have a SG book to read) and not because he's been suspended for insubordination or anything like that. Still, though, that's depressing: what am I going to read as a diversion from work for the rest of the summer?

James said...
Jul 9, 2008, 9:33:00 AM  

should be his first book, adding footnotes to old columns doesnt equal a book.

and youre not still a dynasty if you go three years without winning a title.

good riddance

Mike Georger said...
Jul 9, 2008, 10:04:00 AM  

Bill's illegitimate younger brother will be posting every weekday morning and once on the weekend.

Certainly not the 5,000+ word columns that Bill churns out...so you can read in a few short minutes and then move on to AA.

sd sports guy said...
Jul 9, 2008, 10:34:00 AM  

After 45 straight 10,000 word Celtics articles, he needed a break before he starts writing the same pieces on the Pats.

GMoney said...
Jul 9, 2008, 10:55:00 AM  

I hope he includes a fantasy football podcast then.

Anonymous said...
Jul 9, 2008, 11:10:00 AM  

Did someone seriously take a shot at Simmons for taking shots at Easterbrook? Ugh, this country is headed downhill. There's plenty of stuff about Simmons to make fun of that's perfectly legitimate, but he (and ESPN's awesome Ombudschica) have given Easterbrook the flak he deserves for his inane, dishonest, cloyingly stupid cherrypicked blather.

Heef said...
Jul 9, 2008, 12:57:00 PM  

The phrase "nowhere to go but down" right before "Hugh Grant" is hilarious...have a nice summer ya bah-ston douchebag

Anonymous said...
Jul 9, 2008, 3:15:00 PM  

I guess we will have to survive the summer without his annual top 50 NBA players column. Damn, for some reason I was actually looking forward to that one.

Anonymous said...
Jul 9, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

heef-
I hope you were being sarcastic. The "man" in "ombudsman" does not refer to gender. You may know that, but try not to confuse the youth of America next time.

Anonymous said...
Jul 9, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

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