I know he has a big following here, so I just wanted to once again pimp Bill Simmons. This guy is by far and away (bar CRZ's recaps) the best writer on the net or anywhere. His dissertation on Seinfeld vs. Cheers is classic.
A great idea for an article would be Grand Theft Auto IV, the sports edition. One of the missions could be go deliver some packages to the Clippers. Another mission would be go pick up Terry Glenn and bring him to practice. --Bob, Natick, Mass.
SG: I'm down with that. The possibililites here are endless: Rush to a Tampa jail to bail out Doc Gooden ... take R Jay Soward to his weekly drug test ... help Al Davis whack Jon Gruden ... blow up the Knicks team bus to clear their salary cap ... steal $5,000 from Deuce McAllister ... help Brian Billick kidnap Elvis Grbac ... get to Barry Bonds before he breaks the HR record ... help the Flyers beat up Eric Lindros ... and the final mission would unquestionably involve Mike Tyson.
I laughed out loud at that one.
If I lived back in the wild west days, instead of carrying a six-gun in my holster, I'd carry a soldering iron. That way, if some smart-aleck cowboy said something like "Hey, look. He's carrying a soldering iron!" and started laughing, and everybody else started laughing, I could just say, "That's right, it's a soldering iron. The soldering iron of justice." Then everybody would get real quiet and ashamed, because they had made fun of the soldering iron of justice, and I could probably hit them up for a free drink.
As an avid Sports Guy fan it's my duty to put up the link...he writes like he is one of the guys and talks about everything and anything. I wish they could kick out O'Connelly from the Unscripted and put Bill Simmons in, or add another chair in the PTI set (one of my new fave show) and throw him into the mix, THAT would be must see tv.
I used to love making fun of Wiley when he used to be on the Sports Reporters years ago, overarticulating his words and doing that things with his fingers when he talked. That said, he was a very good writer. And will be missed.