I know the rule is that you are suppose to either worship or revile Bill Simmons, but I find myself somewhere in the middle.
About 1/3rd of his columns are great (like the one after the Boris, Amare suspensions) and the rest range from boring to repetative to "dear God why am I reading this?"
This statement from his ESPN chat today, however, must not go unchallenged:
Jake (Denver): If you were forced to fight any player in the NBA, your choice, who's your pick? In pro sports?
Bill Simmons: (12:48 PM ET ) I think I could take Travis Diener.
We need to make this happen. There is no way a Connecticut prep school Internet guy could take 175. lbs. of Fond du Lac fisticuff fury.
I don't care if it's for charity in those blow-up Sumo suits. We need this fight to happen. Now.
Spread the word, let's get this thing done.
Watch your back Sports Guy, Travis is a-comin'.