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Posted June 14, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Love him, like him, or hate him he makes a lot of great points. I admire him for at least trying to "push the envelope" a bit in desperate hopes of trying to improve the shows & making them grow, but unfortunately not only are the suits with power over at ESPN holding him and the show back too often, but also Magic. A lot of people are unhappy with Magic on the show and I can't say I blame them.

 

Two different stories, two different links. Remember he was suspended earlier already for talking bad about ESPN's "First Take" program and how ridiculous it is sometimes.

http://ftw.usatoday....r/?sf13935787=1

 

http://blacksportson...own-show-sucks/

 

Wow, SportsCenter edited my joke out about Wade going to Germany before Game 4 - I should have just ripped people to shreds like SAS did.

 

The rigidity of studio TV is really discouraging. Let's just say that A LOT makes sense after these past 8 months.

 

“I’d like to see us take more chances,” Simmons told Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch in early June. “I never wanted to do a traditional studio show and I never wanted us to feel like every other ESPN studio show.

 

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FULL ARTICLES inside link.

 

 

 


Edited by    , June 14, 2013 - 02:01 PM.

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#2 TKainZero

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Bill simmons is a good writer...

 

Who happens to work for one of the worst companies in the history of the world....

 

 

And, happens to be a Celtic fan...



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 12:14 PM

Bill Simmons breath doesn't smell like Lebron James d*ck, a prereq for a job at ESPN

Edited by Mr Terrific, June 14, 2013 - 12:16 PM.

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 04:54 PM

Bill Simmons breath doesn't smell like Lebron James d*ck, a prereq for a job at ESPN

You know how LeBron James dick smells like?



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 05:03 PM

Alright, this whole line of "jokes" can stop now.

 

Back to the topic before it goes even further.



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 05:18 PM

I agree with the notion that ESPN is so enamored with Lebron, even when he loses by simply playing bad, most of the 'analysists' (who are retired players with no real journalistic or impartiality) still say he is either over criticized, bad teammates, just one bad game, and whatever else people like Wilbon, Wiley, Jackson, Legler, Smith, and frankyl whoever else. But if he were to get a triple double or something which is impressive no doubt, its hooray all over the place.

 

While I am not sure of the Simmons context, he makes a great point. When Spurs win, its all about Miami, if Spurs blowout MIami, its about whats wrong with Miami (especially Lebron), if MIami blows out Spurs well no suprise. It is frustrating, I don't remember EPSN from the 90's so maybe it was the same for Jordan, but I'd like to think those scenarios would be warranted because well Jordan was already an undisputed great.



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 05:28 PM

Dont care for the guy at all. Downgrades players he doesnt like and always is talking about the greatness of lebron, very shotty reporter. He makes a point guy did get censored for no reason, dont care if they censor him at all though, he spews out some of the most stupid crap out there.


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#8 Mr Terrific

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 05:57 PM

You know how LeBron James dick smells like?


Nah yo daddy do

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 06:17 PM

^ Did you not read this post?

 

http://lakernation.c...n/#entry1363267


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 06:38 PM

Nah yo daddy do

consider this a formal warning

 

when a mod says stop something, stop it...if you didn't read his post, bad excuse, you should have

 

general info for everyone - if a mod posts something during any kind of argument you're participating in...read it, especially if you're posting stuff that could be inappropriate...if you can't tell the difference between ppropriate and inappropriate, on-topic or off-topic, then thats ok too...but don't be alarmed if you end up suspended or banned.  i'm not saying everyone should read everything the mods post or they might get banned, hey, if you follow the rules, feel free to ignore us...its all common sense really


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Posted June 15, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Claims that he might have made a joke towards Magic's HIV:

 

http://bleacherrepor...ohnson-hiv-joke

 


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Posted June 16, 2013 - 06:12 PM

Bill Simmons is the face of the denigration of our culture.

Don't feed the trolls. 


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Posted June 16, 2013 - 06:29 PM

Woah his laker hate is that bad that he'd make an HIV comment towards magic on air... Dude definitely has no filter

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Posted June 16, 2013 - 06:30 PM

^ What's sorta funny about that is that he actually claims to be best friends with Magic.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 08:37 AM

I don't think he meant it that way. Magic talked about taking repeated injections to his injured groin so he could play and that is clearly not good for your groin so he could of just said it without thinking of his HIV


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:39 AM

I don't think he meant it that way. Magic talked about taking repeated injections to his injured groin so he could play and that is clearly not good for your groin so he could of just said it without thinking of his HIV

 

Ahhh so innocent. lol


Edited by PhillyLaker24, June 17, 2013 - 09:39 AM.

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 10:30 AM

I like Simmons but yeah he's a loose cannon for sure.

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 12:09 PM

That didn't turn out too well for your groin...

 

 

Oh billy...

That's why we love you...

you got no censor...



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 10:50 PM

And so it begins....

 

 

ESPN Cuts Off Bill Simmons Just As He's About To Address "The Decision"

 

http://deadspin.com/...ddres-527260514

Lol. I seriously doubt he'll back next season. Probably too much crap for his liking to put up with.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:03 PM

obviously he was just referring to the pain of being shot up in the groin







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