Thursday, June 12, 2008
The two ESPN writers extraordinaire have been taking veiled shots at each other for a few weeks now and it doesn't appear to be letting up anytime soon. The latest barb comes from Reilly in an interview with (Via Deadspin)....
When Reilly compared his work to that of Simmons, he said, "Old school-new school. I'm not doing more than 800 words, I'm not from Boston, I don't write a lot about the NBA. I'm more likely to tell a story that has a beginning, a middle and an end. He's a blogger. I still love reading him."Ouch. I know that Simmons doesn't consider himself a blogger these days, but that's a pretty low blow. I'd love to get through an entire week where MSMers aren't bashing one another and just enjoy their cushy lives, but I guess we're all at an impass these days.
There's a reason that Simmons has well over a million readers per article and that's because he identifies with fans (not just in Boston). Reilly could probably learn a bit from a lesson in "blogging". We don't all care about Golfing with Bill Clinton whether Bob Costas thinks we do or not. Just saying.
Two men enter! One man leaves!
Rick Reilly joins ESPN's brave new world (Market Watch)
Rick Reilly Continues To Not Think Too Highly Of That Billy Simmons Kid (Deadspin)
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