OT (funny): ESPN Sports Gal's Week 17 Picks and Explanations

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  1. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    Sports gal is Bill Simmon's wife who destroyed him in NFL picks this year. This week she gave explanations for all her picks, which were hilarious. They reminded me of that episode on 'Perfect Strangers' where cousin Balki Bartokomous kept winning his gambling sports bets based on similar logic, driving cousin Larry insane.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/071228

     
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  2. Tommysgirl

    Tommysgirl Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    She really is hysterical. I was pissed that she took so much time off from her rants this year, I really look forward to them.
     
  3. PrairiePat

    PrairiePat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    #32 Jersey

    Everytime I read one of her columns, I'm stunned they're not divorced yet :)
     
  4. Fixit

    Fixit Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    This was a great read. She had me cracking up in a few spots.
     
  5. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    another one:

     
  6. Oswlek

    Oswlek Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I am about 98% sure that Bill just ghostwrites her columns.
     
  7. Tommysgirl

    Tommysgirl Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    No way. I may be a girl who loves sports and she doesn't, but there's way too much that she writes that no man could ever dream to come up with.
     
  8. Fixit

    Fixit Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Then he should write as her all the time, because then he's still funny.
     
  9. Tommysgirl

    Tommysgirl Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    He has gone down hill a bit hasn't he? He's still funny, but not like before. I guess the ending of all the suffering made him less funny.
     
  10. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    I'm sure if it, but thats ok IMO. Its her own thoughts. It's her own ideas. All Simmons is doing most likely is helping her organize her storyline so that the flows in the article. Maybe he helps her with grammer and punctuation. I really don't care. I enjoy reading her point of view. She sounds like a hot ticket!
     
  11. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    Without trying to sound weird, does anyone know what Sports Gal looks like? Am curious what Bill Simmons' wife looks like.

    Also, to the previous poster, I agree Bill probably helps her in editing or rewriting so it sounds funnier.
     
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  12. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player


    I think his wife's name is Katie or Kerry or something like that. I've never seen pics.
     
  13. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

    According to Bill, my record is 127-104-9, putting me 23 games over .500. I have no idea what the "over .500" part means or why it matters but Bill seemed to think it was really impressive. What's the big deal about .500? Who cares? Why not just say that I picked 59 percent correctly or whatever the number is? Bill said that "we don't do it that way" and that .500 equals 50 percent. OK, why not say that I'm 23 games over 50 percent? Or 23 games over 50/50? I don't get the .500 thing at all.

    Is she blonde? :D
     
  14. maverick4

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  15. Patriot_in_NY

    Patriot_in_NY Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Ummmmm, Perhaps I'm the only one, but I didn't really find it all that amusing. It's cute and all, but not overly original. I could put a games list in front of my wife, have her pick each game and then explain why she picking them and get, essentially, the same thing.

    As could a billion other guys whose wifes don't give a sh!t about football. Perhaps I expected too much as I'm not familiar with her. Sorry, I didn't get it. :(
     
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  16. PatsFaninAZ

    PatsFaninAZ In the Starting Line-Up

    Interesting -- you're giving the possibility that she writes them a 2 percent higher chance than I.

    What's most funny to me about it is those who say they like her columns but not his. Kind of reminds me of the hardcore beer label loyalists who can't tell the difference in blind taste tests.

    Welcome to 2007-about-to-be-2008. Marketing is everything.
     
  17. Michael

    Michael Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    "I don't understand why any NFL team would wear aqua blue unis and call itself "The Dolphins," then not expect to get its butt kicked."

    So true. :)
     
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