Everyone's mileage varies when it comes to the Sports Guy, but the most common criticism -- that he's all flash and no substance -- simply isn't true. It's hard to be a generalist, but if Simmons suddenly found himself in some career-killing scandal, he could easily change his name, pare down the recognizable flourishes of his prose, and instantly remake himself into one of the top basketball analysts in the business.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Non-Baseball Item, But It's a Slow Day . . .
The cottage industry that has been set up to bash Bill Simmons won't take notice of this, but anyone who glibly rips him for being nothing more than a trafficker in pop-culture and Boston homerism should take notice of his latest piece, in which he deftly constructs and analyzes a four-way trade involving Jason Kidd and a cast of dozens.