The Sports Guy
As almost any of my friends know, I'm a huge fan of Bill Simmons, who writes as The Sports Guy for ESPN. (Nice brand, by the way...THE Sports Guy.) He's funny, grew up watching the same bad TV and movies as I did, watches a lot of the same things I watch now and is obviously a huge sports fan. He's funny and knowledgeable and seemingly not much of a douche, and that's a rare combination.
I think, if anything, this sums up what's good about him. In today's ESPN chat, this exchange occured:
Alex (St. Louis): How could you hate Paul O'Neill? In a day and age where all people want is money, he played team ball with passion.
SportsNation Bill Simmons: (12:58 PM ET ) Because he was a dick?
Classic. I don't even dislike O'Neill, except reflexively since every Yankees fan worships him and Yankees fans generally suck.