"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bill Simmons Throws Down the Gauntlet

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'.

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