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    I love Bill Simmons. I'm quickly tiring of you however. :cool2:

    Thanks for the link Patjew (bless you).
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    Jacky Roberts, setting a record for worst rep of anyone with 10 posts or less.
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    Why? I dont like Bill Simmons and find his writings abyssmal. I am just another concerned Pats fan hoping they can shore up some holes quickly.
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    #75 Jersey

    That piece of garbage actually made some sense. Unlike you, Jacky Roberts,if that's your real name.

    You can't fool me , Ron Borges.
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    Great article!
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    That is my real name. If you think Simmons makes sense, you are the only one on Earth who does. He's a cheerleader with "Look at me!" written all over himself.
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    He's a good writer with a sense of humor who makes better points than Borges and the other "mainstream" writers. He understands the heartbeat of Boston sports better than any other writer I've seen, too. He seems like a fan first, writer second, unlike most of the others guys, whose pursuit of the scoop comes before the teams.
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    No he isn't.
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    Article? I thought this thread was about Jacky Roberts. :D
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    Nope..I like him as well.
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    So do I.

    Though Jacky Robert's theory that no one on earth thinks that ESPNs most popular writer makes sense is fascinating. Good stuff, JR.
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    A lot of things are popular, it doesnt mean I have to like them. I find him boorish, juvenile, and lacking the ability to be objective whatsoever. I can only assume his father got him that job.
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    Are you numb? You do realize he's not a reporter, right? His job is not to be objective, he's a columnist and satirist.

    He writes, quite often, from a fan perspective, and makes no attempt to hide that fact or deceive. It just so happens that he's a fan of the same team that I love. I could see how his shtick would be annoying (from time to time) if I were a Dolts fan, or a Jests fan, but I think I'd still get a kick out of his columns.
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    He is completely numb. If you are from New England and DO NOT think Simmons is hilarious, you have to be numb. Of course he is not objective and openly admits it. And, he IS one of ESPN.com's most popular columnists.
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    Good point by you, but I remember thinking when the Red Sox were in the World Series that as upset as I would be if they lost, I'd be happy knowing Bill Simmons would be miserable, too. Sometimes he makes it embarassing to be a Boston fan. I've read several blogs done by people who have better writing skills than that clown.
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    I've noticed a hint of boorish, juvenile, and lacking the ability to be objective in the air today.

    No one said you had to like anything, JR. It's your claim that only one person on earth think Simmons makes sense that is ridiculous. Keep painting in broad brush strokes, DB, err, JR.
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    For what it's worth I think Simmons article is right on. There has been talk of this kind of clause in the CBA for a long time and it never goes anywhere. But there should be a Jerry Rice clause that lets teams protect the fan favorites. The NFLPA and the owners made a mistake in not addressing this.
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    Nah. He's just a guy who made himself out of nothing and entertains. Why does everyone have to be the best to be valued?

    I don't see what's so wrong about a guy who worked hard and eventually got picked up by a national medium. He's funny and often has good points. Sure he has some duds now and again but who doesn't.

    I don't get the "I hate Bill Simmons" thing some people have. To each their own I guess...
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