Does anyone ever read Simmons' articles on espn.com's Page 2? This guy is great. He is hilarious, in the way that you're like "Yeah, I thought of that, too." I really enjoy his 3 columns a week over there. He is a big WWF fan, and mentions them every chance he gets. This week he wrote about the Royal Rumble. Here's a quote:
"I mean, we really need to incorporate the steel chair into other sports, don't we, just for those "Somebody's so disgusted that they can't even figure out how to adequately respond" moments? Imagine last week during the Pats-Raiders game, right after the referees reversed the Tom Brady fumble, if Jon Gruden just stomped onto the field and hit the referee over the head with a steel chair. No jury would have convicted him."
Great stuff. Anyway, here is the link if you want to read it. I hope it's ok that I posted this kind of link on this board.
-The Big Kat "It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care." -Peter Gibbons, Office Space
Yeah, Simmons is great. I started reading him after he did a review for a WWF PPV, I forget which..
*checks the archive*
Ah, it was Summerslam. The thing that got me addicted to him was this one line..err..paragraph..er...these paragraphs
"9:02: Fun Stephanie-related fact of the day, as if the whole impants thing weren't exciting enough:
You might remember the wrestling plot last year where Steph "defied" her Dad and "married" WWF villain Hunter-Hearst Helmsley (aka "Triple H"). Behind the scenes, Triple H was actually dating Chyna -- the muscular, androgynous WWF female champ -- until they broke up last year and Triple H ended up falling for Stephanie in real life.
Now? They're still dating and Triple H is the odds-on favorite to capture the 2001 ESPY for 'Upgrade of the Year.' "
I was just about to post this. As far as Richard Simmons' fighting, I don't think anyone would be suprised to read that he chooses to slap. My guess is that he couldn't get close enough to bite or scratch.