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Old 09-03-2009, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Such a Good Read. VEGAS with Bill Simmons of ESPN

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Old 09-03-2009, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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my favorite part right here very good read!!!!!!

4:30: I draw No. 6 and would describe my excitement as somewhere between "tepid" and "the crowd's electricity at a Ray LaMontagne concert." Also, we blow $10 apiece by stacking our bets. "We shoulda just picked names out of a hat," Wiker grumbles. Some people aren't quite meant for Vegas. We spend the next five minutes ridiculing him for his cheapness. He's "That Guy" who goes to a casino with $25, keeps claiming that he needs to hit an ATM and never does, never pays for a drink and somehow leaves with $350. Doesn't every extended crew have a guy like that?


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Gosh, I must be getting old. I remember when his columns were funny.
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part 2 posted:

Bill Simmons goes to Vegas, Part II - ESPN
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Gosh, I must be getting old. I remember when his columns were funny.
I am glad I am not alone on that. His writting skills are so out there that I can't follow his ramblings. Hell a hog posting is easier to follow than his writting.
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Is he one of those "everything against the grain" type of guys?
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Not really, he used to be the "boston Sports Guy" so he started with a following in NE, he's a big boston sports fan so he's usually biased. His mailbags are ok sometimes, but he's getting tired at this point. He links pop culture and sports a lot times too, so many people relate, but he was better 7-8 years ago.
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I am glad I am not alone on that. His writting skills are so out there that I can't follow his ramblings. Hell a hog posting is easier to follow than his writting.
I thought it was a fun read. I don't get why you seem to hate everything. You can't even spell "writing" correctly and you are making fun of his "ramblings?" Very sad.
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I'm glad you liked it, but he hasn't been funny in 5 years or so. Lame jokes about porn, cocaine use, Vegas nightclubs. He's turned into Rick Reilly only 15 years too early.
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I'm glad you liked it, but he hasn't been funny in 5 years or so. Lame jokes about porn, cocaine use, Vegas nightclubs. He's turned into Rick Reilly only 15 years too early.

Yeah I can agree with this, at least you have a point and some knowledge to go along with it when you post.
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I thought it was a fun read. I don't get why you seem to hate everything. You can't even spell "writing" correctly and you are making fun of his "ramblings?" Very sad.
To each their own man. There must be some people who like his style. It isn't my taste. As far as my spelling well I wouldn't hang out on these boards because you will see it every where. Plus, the last time I checked I don't get paid the money that his does to write in a shotty style and I don't really have a person I pay to proof read all of my post.

I'm sorry I poked fun at your beloved man crush Bill Simmons.
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