I like the writing of Bill Simmons for a couple of reasons: First of all, I think he's got a biting, witty, easy-to-read style. Second, he's a Boston sports fan who's redeemed of his crime of being a Boston sports fan by virtue of knowing just where Boston sits on the great pantheon of tortured sports cities. Third, he's the best basketball writer I've ever seen, which is important to me because after years of fringing it, I'm finally starting to understand the appeal of the NBA and getting into … more
Bill Simmons book is a walk down memory lane with a completion of his various writings and columns from the late 90's to the raising of the World series flag. Unlike other compilations the action takes place in the margins. Little notes on the side commenting on the things he has said and wrote and little stories about the events. it is those marginal writings that are the real meat and potatoes of the book. It is an odd thing to read this book and to … more
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