Bill Simmons Is Not An Aviation Expert

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Bill Simmons has been all over blogs the past few days in one way or another. People have been questioning if his time at ESPN is up, or speculating why he stopped doing his podcast, but one thing they haven't been discussing is why a company called "Western Aviation" is using his likeness on their website. Well that is until today.

In a recent mailbag, Simmons got an email from a reader stating that the Sports Guy's photo was being used by the aviation company in a section on their called "Experts". Gelf Magazine decided to contact "Western Aviation", and this was their response....

"The web development firm changed it quickly once I notified them who it was. The project manager who would have picked the photo was no longer with the company so I could not ask her why she used this photo. But I did approve the photo when the site was originally built in April 2007. The photo has been up all this time only now did someone put the face to a name. I am not an ESPN buff so I did not know who it was so I just thought it was a photo of an anonymous person, just a photo they could use."
Amazingly random but equally as awesome! And as Gelf also points out, "it's probably better to have your photo associated with a private jet company than, say, a gay cruising site." So very true.

Bill Simmons, Aviation Expert? (Gelf Magazine)
Hyperbole knows no bounds for Cassel (Simmons Mail Bag)
Meet The Experts (Western Aviation)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:05 PM

11 Comments:

Or Chinese sex toys like D.Wade.

GMoney said...
Nov 20, 2008, 4:22:00 PM  

Am I the only one who doesn't think that the pic on the Westerrn Aviation web site looks like Simmons?

Anonymous said...
Nov 20, 2008, 5:35:00 PM  

The perfect anecdote that simply proves what you should already know -- nobody knows what this penis-face looks like, nor cares. And 99.999999% of America has no idea who he is.
He's just another self-absorbed, narcissistic, piece-of-human-dreck sportswriter. Puke on him......

Anonymous said...
Nov 20, 2008, 7:10:00 PM  

Looks nothing like Simmons.

Anonymous said...
Nov 20, 2008, 7:57:00 PM  

In a few years he'll be hosting Access Hollywood or something like that.

Anonymous said...
Nov 20, 2008, 8:09:00 PM  

My enjoyment of ESPN.com will increase 500% when Simmons fades back into obscurity.

Corbin said...
Nov 20, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

My enjoyment of ESPN.com will increase 500% when videos stop automatically loading on their main page.

/Fixed

Nov 20, 2008, 9:25:00 PM  

@anon 7:10pm.

If 99.999999% of America doesn't know what Bill Simmons looks like, that means, by my calculations, that approximately 3 people do know what he looks like.

Jay said...
Nov 20, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

Guys, obviously they have changed the picture since they were alerted it was him (so they won't get sued).

Rob Pollard said...
Nov 20, 2008, 9:32:00 PM  

Hosting "Access Hollywood" is out of the question. This pipsqueak has the voice of a little girl. Ever hear him on the radio? Sounds like a pussy willow without the willow.

Anonymous said...
Nov 20, 2008, 11:06:00 PM  

anon 11/20, 1106p...precisely.

not sure what gets people all geeked up over this chowd and his tired resets of the same damn things.

-dan

-dan said...
Nov 21, 2008, 9:56:00 AM  

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