If you’re a sports fan, you know Bill Simmons. He started as a blogger in Boston as ‘the voice of the common sports fan’ and then somehow morphed into an occasional blowhard and talking head on ESPN. He’s also the creator of the 30 for 30 documentary series and is the editor at Grantland.
Simmons used to write a lot more, but now he’s mostly just does his ‘The B.S. Report’ podcast and is a member of ESPN’s studio team during NBA games. He writes a weekly million-word NFL picks column during NFL season and random NBA articles (his NBA preview with Jalen Rose is about to drop).
Last year, I posted a collection of ten videos of Skip Bayless either being a gasbag or getting called out for being a comment troll. During the transition from Blogger to WordPress, the videos were lost in the process. It gives me a chance to update the post.
It was great timing since Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hit Skip Bayless with a verbal piledriver this week on ESPN ‘First Take. Sherman went from speaking facts on why he’s better than Darelle Revis to attacking Bayless personally. I have a feeling many professional athletes around the country are giving Sherman a standing ovation.
Here is an updated list of ten videos of Skip Bayless being a total douchebag. Continue reading →
I was apprehensive to join Twitter because I knew that I would become addicted to it. I was out with some friends, about a year ago, and my friend talked me into signing up with her phone. I just posted a few “tweets” and then that turned into multiple “tweets” and now I’m on there all the time. I have around 1700 followers and it fluctuates daily. My Twitter name is @sweetbob and you can follow me by clicking here.
I am guilty of hating Skip Bayless, but isn’t everyone guilty of that? I watch ESPN First Take most afternoons and I can see why some people like to start the morning off with alcohol. Skip Bayless says some of the most absurd things just to get an argument out of someone. He constantly dogs Tiger Woods by saying that he is the best front-runner in sports. He is insinuating that unless he has a lead going into sunday, he can’t win. It’s something that runs parallel with what he states about Lebron. Day after day, Skip stated that Lebron disappears in the 4th quarter. He has quieted his stance quiet a bit after Lebron’s 4th quarter solo-act against the Pistons in last year’s playoffs.
Skip has a West Coast bias, since he covered bay-area sports for most of his professional career. ESPN has so much of an East Coast bias that naturally people are going to dislike Skip. He is so arrogant, I think someone needs to tell him on a regular basis that he is a sports writer from Vanderbilt, not exactly a sports mecca. At least he doesn’t have a Duke crush like Dick Vitale. I’m sure Dicky-V is crying somewhere and counting the days until Midnight Madness.
I am going to miss Skip for a few weeks since I am taking a temp job for awhile. I think I will need to at least DV-R “1st & 10,” so I can avoid Dana Jacobson.