Simmons Goes A Little Overboard With This Whole Red Sox Presidency Thing

Friday, July 20, 2007



I get it....I know Red Sox fans are a little insane. They are an un-trusting and fickle group of fans, and can at times be the most annoying people on the planet. But this is getting a tad out of control.

In response to Jerry Remy's on-air trashing of his application to be the President of Red Sox Nation...Bill Simmons went probably a bit too far in his podcast. (Via Red Sox Monster)

Remy has not been this upset since the Store 24 called him and told him they were not going to be carrying Marlboro Reds anymore.

You know what, Jerry Remy? Normally, I don't feud with retiring second basemen unless they have a career OPS over .660. In this case, I'm going to make an exception.

Originally, I had planned to bow out of the race and throw my support behind the great Peter Gammons, who really should be Red Sox Nation president. But screw that. I'm going to stay in the race, I'm going to win the presidency, and you know what my first act's going to be? I'm going to push the Red Sox to ban all smoking in Fenway Park.

You're screwed, Remy. You're going to be announcing Red Sox games with a two-foot nicotine patch on your right arm, and every time the Sox are putting together a rally, you're going to frantically be chewing seven pieces of Nicorette at the same time. Eventually, you're going to need Jim Rice to carry you out of the press box, like he did after you blew out your knee in '83.

So, I'm coming for you, Jerry Remy. I'm coming after you and I'm coming after your lungs.
Wow. Unnecessary? Yeah...to say the least. Look I understand Red Sox Nation's passion, but don't you think that's a little overboard?

The gloves are off: The Sports Dude strikes back (Red Sox Monster)
Bill Simmons addresses his feud with Jerry Remy (Simmons Podcast)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:42 AM

17 Comments:

Christ, can you imagine what the Red Sox Nation would be like if they had won more than one World Series over the past three generations?

This like the 8-year old who finds five bucks in the gutter and decides he's going to buy a mountain of ice cream.

Majorly English said...
Jul 20, 2007, 12:04:00 PM  

I'm just glad Bill Simmons is talking about the Red Sox again. Whew!

Miguel said...
Jul 20, 2007, 12:07:00 PM  

AA,

This whole thing is a running joke. Remy admitted as much the night after his faux-irade over Simmons' application, saying he loved Simmons and had done some local TV & radio shows with him over the last couple of years.

J Rose said...
Jul 20, 2007, 12:24:00 PM  

I have come to despise being a Red Sox Fan. Can we look like a bigger bunch of tools. . .

Todd said...
Jul 20, 2007, 12:26:00 PM  

...yes, we could look like Stankees fans!

J Rose said...
Jul 20, 2007, 12:30:00 PM  

Personally, I think remy and simmons have conjured up this "battle royale" to distract everyone from the fact that the sox are getting beat by the dregs of MLB.

but hey that is just my opinion. FYI if beckett loses tonight against chicago, all of Red Sox Nation is going to go into ultimate PANIC mode and all will be right with the world.

look what I can DO said...
Jul 20, 2007, 12:45:00 PM  

or Cub fans....
BTW...Mike O'Meara has announced his official candidacy for President of RSN.

Bruce said...
Jul 20, 2007, 12:49:00 PM  

Absolutely right, LWICD.

We need to spend more time lamenting what's happening ON the field than worrying about a fake fued between an analyst and a writer.

And if Beckett should win tonight, then we can go back to bothering the fuck out of the rest of society, and all will be right in our world.

J Rose said...
Jul 20, 2007, 12:53:00 PM  

Right, this is all a work.

NFL Adam said...
Jul 20, 2007, 12:54:00 PM  

Red Sox Nation is in the grips of civil war! I'm thinking Remy's attack was Fort Sumter and Simmons' rebuttal Sewall's Point.

Kyle said...
Jul 20, 2007, 1:11:00 PM  

The "war of words" is Bill's shout-out to the chest-thumping world of pro wrestling.

I fear for his wife and daughter.

TAD said...
Jul 20, 2007, 1:48:00 PM  

I think it was funny. Listening to the Podcast, it's clear that Simmons was just ripping on the guy, having some fun, and mostly making fun of Remy for going on a 5 minute tirade in response to a simple joke.

Troy said...
Jul 20, 2007, 2:59:00 PM  

They should just bury the hatchet over a couple of mustard shots.

GMoney said...
Jul 20, 2007, 3:44:00 PM  

THe pictures of them should show us all one thing. Sometimes it is better to be HEARD, not seen. Now I can die in peace!

Look what I can do said...
Jul 20, 2007, 5:01:00 PM  

Whether it is fake or not, I don't think it's going overboard at all...Remy didn't exactly speak fondly of Bill...I thought it was hilarious...

dswinder said...
Jul 20, 2007, 5:39:00 PM  

no AA if you only KNEW and HAD to put up with REMY youd be backing Simmons so much

GusJohnsonForGod said...
Jul 21, 2007, 10:40:00 AM  

The Red Sox have become as despised as the Yankees. As a Nationals fan, I say, shut up, you yuppies!

VP81955 said...
Jul 23, 2007, 6:59:00 PM  

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